Télé-soins ou Télé-saints ? // Tele-care or Dial-a-prayer?

Excellent piece by Rosella Melanson on government operated telecare hotline directing callers to ‘pro-life’ organizations when they request abortion information/services.

In English

In French

“What about that code of ethics? What does the profession have to say about having to read a political script? You have a health question? Here’s political propaganda. You want a health procedure? Here’s a number for a political-religious procedure.”

“Télé-soins manque à sa responsabilité. Bonjour, ici Télé-saints. Tu as des rhumatismes? Essaye une prière à Saint-Jacques le Majeur. Tu es anémique et tu contemples une transfusion sanguine ? Voici le numéro des Témoins de Jéhovah.”

Media Coverage Roundup – July 28


As Morgentaler Clinic closes, New Brunswick abortion-rights group turns to crowdfunding – The Globe and Mail

Abortion in New Brunswick: The vise tightens, and activists push back – The Globe and Mail

Last Abortion Clinic in Canadian Province to Close – Ms. Magazine

Social conservatism’s last stronghold: New Brunswick clings to traditional values on the wane in rest of Canada – National Post

Lack of abortion services upholds NB as a “drive-through” province – NB Media Co-op

New Brunswick Liberals accused of stonewalling on abortion funding – The Globe and Mail

Medical society calls for clarification of N.B. abortion policy – Global

Morgentaler Clinic closure puts ‘increased pressure’ on N.S. system – CBC