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We need to talk about abortion access in Canada, too

After her own abortion experience left her surprised at Canada’s system, Rachel Cairns was inspired to launch her new, timely podcast series, Aborsh
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I had three abortions before I turned 30. They saved my life.

My abortions were not something I spoke about with my family. They were not something I talked about with friends. I have not told my stories—until now.
Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre gestures towards Jean Charest as Roman Baber, left, Scott Aitchison and Leslyn Lewis, right, look on during a debate in Ottawa, May 5, 2022. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Roe v. Wade could define the Conservative race

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Families, Children and Social Development Minister Karina Gould rises during Question Period, March 30, 2022 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Canada offers abortion to U.S. women if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Politics Insider for May 4: Doug Ford leads the pack; MPs debate lowering the voting age to 16
Demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Washington. (Jose Luis Magana/Associated Press)

Leaked document suggests U.S. court could undo Roe v. Wade

Politics Insider for May 3: Angry so-cons; the love-fest in Ontario
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The Conservatives’ murky position on ’conscience rights’ in health care

Justin Ling: The Tory platform says the party will protect conscience rights in health care, but won’t say whether that might restrict access to abortion or deny care to trans people
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett attends the Senate Judiciary Committee on the first day of her confirmation hearing on Oct. 12, 2020 (Caroline Brehman - Pool/Getty Images)

Amy Coney Barrett and the challenge of separating church and state

Michael Coren: America was founded on religious neutrality of its governance. For religious conservatives—even judges—it’s an increasingly difficult position.
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Why the abortion pill is more important than ever during the coronavirus

There could be an increase in unintended pregnancies just as abortion becomes less available, putting women who are self-isolating in abusive situations at higher risk
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Clinic 554 for sale as N.B. government refuses to cover cost of abortions outside hospitals

The couple running the Fredericton clinic absorbed the cost of abortions for those who couldn’t afford them, hoping the province would someday change its policy. Over time it took a toll on their finances.
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Don’t fear the social conservatives

The organized SoCon wing looms large over the Tory leadership race. A new report suggests it would tolerate a moderate leader.