Quote: Originally Posted by FiveParadox
If the trend of the
Supreme Court of Canada
to date has been any indication, I would predict (while I am by no means an expert on the topic) that the Court would decidedly rule in favour of those who would argue on the pro-choice side.
If that would be so, then a
would have no choice but to invoke the notwithstanding clause — which in and of itself is a clear statement that a piece of legislation be enacted
notwithstanding Charter rights
. The use of this clause would be an extremely clear statement of policy, in my opinon.
The notwithstanding clause wouldn't apply at all. A new, that no party is planning on introducing, may, or may not (since no party is planning on such a law so this is just plain speculation on the part of us who have no power in these matters) place some limits on abortion -- sorry, a woman's right to choose.
That is, limits that are typical in neo-con countries:
Norwegian women have been allowed free abortion upon request during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.58 After 12 weeks, abortion must be authorized by a board of 2 doctors.
How Barbaric! Limits after 12 weeks! Have they not heard of Canada?
Since 1975, women have been able to obtain an abortion free upon request up to the end of the 18th week of pregnancy. After the 18th week of pregnancy, the approval of the National Board of Health and Welfare is necessary
How Barbaric! Limits after 18 weeks! Have they not heard of Canada?
In 1975, French law made abortion available to women until the tenth week of pregnancy on condition that they undergo counselling on alternatives and observe a one-week waiting period.43 After the tenth week, two physicians must certify that the woman’s health is endangered or the fetus is handicapped.
How Barbaric! Those neo-con Frenchies! Limits after 10 weeks! Have they not heard of Canada?
Have none of these countries heard of the right of a woman to choose? Are they so neo-con in their thinking that they would deny such a valuable right? Is Canada the only shining light in the world on this subject?
It is important, one cannot stress enough, that a progressive society maintains the ability to kill off its (potential at least) future generations.