British journal picks up abortion debate

A top British medical journal is calling the Harper government's decision not to put abortion funding on Canada's G8 agenda "hypocritical and unjust," since women have access to abortions in Canada, the Toronto Star reported. "This stance must change," an editorial in The Lancet stated. Canada was applauded by non-governmental organizations when it decided to champion maternal and child health as its signature project as the G8 host. However, the government's abortion funding decision has also unleashed unending waves of criticism in this country. Canada's stance is at odds with that of other G8 countries, including the United States.

Published: Wednesday, 05/12/2010 12:00 am EDT

A top British medical journal is calling the Harper government's decision not to put abortion funding on Canada's G8 agenda "hypocritical and unjust," since women have access to abortions in Canada, the Toronto Star reported. "This stance must change," an editorial in The Lancet stated. Canada was applauded by non-governmental organizations when it decided to champion maternal and child health as its signature project as the G8 host. However, the government's abortion funding decision has also unleashed unending waves of criticism in this country. Canada's stance is at odds with that of other G8 countries, including the United States.

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