It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of a by decision made public by Health Canada today which, if left unchallenged and unchanged, will have devastating consequences on pre-born children and their mothers. Health Canada has approved the introduction of the infamous abortion drug RU-486 for use in Canada.
“Today’s decision establishes an expansion of access to abortion and is not welcome news for pre-born children in Canada,” said Mike Schouten of WeNeedaLAW.ca. “This will undoubtedly add to the over 100,000 lives already lost to abortion every year while also trivializing the purposeful destruction of human life when it is most vulnerable.”
Mifepristone, otherwise known as RU-486, is a drug that interferes with the hormones necessary to sustain pregnancy. When taken by a pregnant woman in the first trimester of pregnancy, it will cause her to miscarry, resulting in the death of the child.
“That Health Canada has now approved RU-486 through the proverbial backdoor is contrary to democratic principles that should allow for an abortion discussion” said Schouten.
Abortion is a criminal matter and as such the Supreme Court of Canada has consistently looked to Parliament to craft a new abortion policy.
Health Canada is governed by the Food and Drugs Act and is the ultimate responsibility of the Minister of Health. The Act also contains provisions for the Minister of Health to issue an Interim Order if the Minister, “Believes that immediate action is required to deal with a significant risk, direct or indirect, to health, safety or the environment.” [30.1(1)]
“We are calling on the Minister of Health, the Honourable Rona Ambrose to do the right thing and immediately issue an Interim Order suspending the decision of Health Canada. In addition to pre-born children being at grave risk with the approval of RU-486, the lives of pregnant women are also subject to harm. In 2011 alone, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported 2200 adverse effects, including 14 deaths, 58 ectopic pregnancies, and hundreds of infections that required blood transfusions,” said Schouten.
This decision needs to be reversed! Use our Simplemail technology to urge your MP, the Minister of Health and the Prime Minister to stop the expansion of abortion services!
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“It’s time the Conservatives, NDP, and Liberals realized how out of step they are when it comes to the protection of pre-born human rights. Why is it that lawmakers in every other Western nation can debate and pass abortion regulations with civility, but Canada’s political parties continue to treat pre-born children as a political liability, trying to one-up each other in expanding the abortion regime?” noted Schouten.
“It’s not just other countries that our political parties are out of step with. Polls consistently show a strong majority of Canadians do not support the status quo. Sneakily expanding abortion services through the back door may be convenient, but it comes with a high cost – real human lives will be lost unless the decision is reversed,” concluded Schouten.
It only takes 5-10 minutes to use SimpleMail to respectfully but firmly request the Minister of Health to do the right thing and stop this decision from coming into force. Please take action, and encourage your friends to do the same.