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Hello. The venue for the upcoming event has been determined (after much blood, sweat and tears mostly shed by Clarissa). See you all at 40 St. George Street, Bahen Centre for Information Technology on the U of T campus, room 1170.

YES!

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Canada being choosy with women’s rights?

September 28, 2010 Leave a comment

An article in Life Site News caught my attention the other day. The Center Against Forced Abortion (CAFA) in Texas is taking measures to ensure women know they are legally protected against coerced abortion. Their efforts will involve the distribution of a letter to women and to parents of women, outlining their legal rights. The letter explains how the 1979 US supreme court case ruled that it was a criminal offense to

force, coerce, or exert undue pressure

in order to persuade a women to have an abortion. This was supposed to be a good news blog, but I did a little reading and realized that there was no such court case, no bill or law that was protecting Canadian women from coerced abortion. The C-510 bill, or Roxanne’s Law was tabled at the house of Commons on April 14th, 2010. An article in the National Post describes how the coordinator of the Abortion Rights Coalition in Canada didn’t think there was any need for the law as abortion clinics screen for this sort of thing anyway (um, does she have that under good authority???) and wouldn’t perform an abortion on someone who seemed to be there against their will. She also mentioned that she felt this law was

an attempt to open the door to recriminalization of abortion in Canada

Did she just change the subject? Where we not talking about women’s rights, like five seconds ago? Can we please go back to talking about women’s rights, Canada, or do you have to put all your efforts into defending abortion? You’ve made it legal, now please keep an eye on it and don’t let it get out of hand. Women should not be forced to have an abortion. Period.

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Flipsyde speaks (raps) on abortion.

September 20, 2010 Leave a comment

This is a video I wanted to share.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that there are a lot of fathers who feel this way. Maybe they can’t put it into words as well as he can, but wasn’t the aborted fetus their baby too? Men are often pushed to the fringes of this issue, but it is clear that the damage of abortion affects them as well.

Oh, and during the chorus, the women is saying…”What I thought was a dream….was as real as it seemed…I made a mistake.”

Can we please stop ignoring the abortion breast cancer link? Please?

September 14, 2010 2 comments

Apparently not. Though certainly not for lack of evidence.

An overwhelming majority of the epidemiological studies support an independent link (between abortion and breast cancer).  Seventy epidemiological studies dating from 1957 have been conducted, and approximately 80% report a correlation between having an abortion and increased breast cancer risk.  Animal research and considerable biological evidence also support a link. Even the most zealous opponents of the abortion-cancer link agree that the biological reasons for it are physiologically correct.  No scientist has ever refuted or even challenged the biological explanation.

I’m quoting abortionbreastcancer.com. If you have any doubts about there being a link between abortion and breast cancer, you should check out this extremely thorough website. I’m certainly convinced. What blows my mind is the lack of interest in this topic from the mainstream breast cancer research/fund-raising organizations.

The American Cancer Society opens their page on abortion and breast cancer babbling about how ‘difficult it is to talk about’ (Translation-WE really don’t want to talk about this. Which is why this page is so incomplete.) They then claim that there is no evidence to support the abortion breast cancer link, and defend this claim with three entire studies (okay, that’s like none). Under the heading ‘research study problems’ they try to explain why there are so few studies, and more or less why they aren’t doing any now. Why do I feel like this page has more excuses than science? Perhaps because of how quickly they dismiss studies which have found a correlation between abortion and breast cancer, ultimately deciding that the women in the experiments  must not have been telling the truth.  Wait…WHAT???

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization apparently came up with the same ridiculous conclusion.

The cases in these studies (the women with breast cancer) may be much more likely to give complete information about their abortion history than the controls (the women without breast cancer). Such differences in reporting can bias study results.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think this is a very scientific or empirical explanation for why so many separate studies from all over the world are coming up with the same conclusion…that is, that abortion increases the likelihood of breast cancer. I won’t go into the science here, but even the widely held knowledge that not having an abortion will help protect women from breast cancer is not being shared. Come on Cancer Societies! No one likes to pick on charitable organizations, but we can’t help raising our eyebrows when their research seems a tad on the incomplete side. No, incomplete is not the right word…evasive?

For more on the abortion breast cancer link check out doctor Joel Brind’s video .  Also be sure to check out the biological explanation behind the abortion breast cancer link. Even scientists can’t argue with that one.