Divisive abortion law won't drive Tyler Perry out of Georgia. He's doubling down

Divisive abortion law won't drive Tyler Perry out of Georgia. He's doubling down

Director-producer Tyler Perry, best known for creating and portraying the tough-talking, elderly character Madea, officially opened a landmark $ 250 million US studio lot in Atlanta Saturday. The sprawling 130 hectares (330 acres) formerly served as the Fort McPherson military base.  “The studio was once a Confederate Army Base,” Perry, 50, said on stage at the BET Awards in […]

Georgia's new abortion law fuels Hollywood boycott

Georgia's new abortion law fuels Hollywood boycott

Georgia’s new law restricting abortion access is sparking a growing outcry in Hollywood, with some production companies calling for a boycott of the state and others vowing to support the legal battle against the legislation which takes effect in 2020.  At least five companies say they won’t shoot projects in the Peach State unless the legislation is […]

Health Canada says ultrasound no longer mandatory before Mifegymiso prescribed for abortion

Health Canada says ultrasound no longer mandatory before Mifegymiso prescribed for abortion

Woman no longer need to have an ultrasound before they’re prescribed Mifegymiso for medical termination of a pregnancy, Health Canada says. Mifegymiso is the brand name for the combination of two pills — one containing mifepristone and  the other misoprostol. It is used to terminate early pregnancies. Until now,  Health Canada’s prescribing guidelines required that […]

Scheer firm on leaving abortion debate closed

Scheer firm on leaving abortion debate closed

The abortion debate has divided Canadians for decades, especially within the Conservative Party, and that’s precisely why Andrew Scheer says he’s staunchly opposed to reopening the issue. In advance of a vote on the subject at the party’s policy convention Scheer told CBC Radio’s The House he’s not interested in creating a chasm between Canadians — or his own […]

Liberal MP says abortion clause in summer jobs program ‘not right’

Liberal MP says abortion clause in summer jobs program ‘not right’

Newfoundland MP Scott Simms says he is petitioning his own government to reverse a clause in a student summer jobs program that requires groups applying for grants to attest to abortion rights. The Liberal MP said its unfair that churches and Christian groups are being asked to violate their fundamental beliefs in order to receive funding for […]

Abortion pills accessed online are as safe, effective as clinics: study

Medical abortions done at home using pills and an online telemedicine service appear to be just as safe and effective as those done at legal clinics, a new study has found. And it’s an approach that the Canadian health-care system may be able to learn from, the author of an accompanying editorial says. To conduct the […]

‘Abortion pill’ Mifegymiso slowly available in Canada

‘Abortion pill’ Mifegymiso slowly available in Canada

Mifegymiso was approved for sale in Canada in July 2015, but it has only become available this month. (Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press) A year and a half after Health Canada approved the sale of Mifegymiso, the abortion-inducing medication is now available at a few clinics in this country. Celopharma, the Canadian distributor of Mifegymiso, says it has […]