Canada Pro-Abortion Group’s Demise Forces Abortion Phone Line to Close

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 29, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
January 29,

Charlottetown, Canada ( — There’s good news in Canada just one day after the nation marked 20 years of virtually unlimited abortion. As a result of the demise of the Canadian Abortion Rights Action League, a 1-800 number giving women living on Prince Edward Island information about how to get abortions has closed down.

The Canadian pro-abortion group had funded the hotline but, after it folded, funding dried up and now the number has been shut down.

Anne Wheatley, a pro-abortion activist there, told the CBC that it had been dispensing pro-abortion advice for 15 years.

"Up until last fall we were receiving probably about five calls a month, just for information," she said.

Wheatley said women can still get pro-abortion information form the Women’s Network and the Advisory Council on the Status of Women and indicated that some pro-abortion physicians on the island make abortion referrals.

The hotline’s closing doesn’t mean pregnant women will be without help in an unplanned pregnancy situation.

A Birthright located in Charlottetown provides free pregnancy testing, and maternity and baby clothes as well as information and referrals to help clients meet legal, medical, financial, and housing needs.

There are currently no abortion centers on the island, and women seeking abortions must travel to Henry Morgentaler’s private abortion business in Fredericton or the Queen Elizabeth II hospital in Halifax.

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