June 8, 2019                                                                             Ottawa, ON




Abortion Bubble Zone Legislation


WHEREAS the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland-Labrador have passed legislation protecting abortion facilities under Abortion Bubble Zone legislation; and

WHEREAS the Abortion Bubble Zone laws prevent anyone from coming within 50 metres of abortion facilities, from approaching a woman accessing the abortion facility services or providing any information to the woman on alternatives to abortion and the support systems available to assist her during and after her pregnancy; and

WHEREAS this law prohibits the public from enjoying their fundamental rights under the Charter of Rights, to the freedoms of speech, conscience, belief, and religion; and

WHEREAS the Abortion Bubble Zone legislation was passed due to complaints made by clinic owners and staff of abortion facilities without supporting corroborative police evidence; and

WHEREAS a peer review study, published in the medical journal Canadian Family Physician[i], authorized by the abortion industry found that, even in circumstances where picketing has occurred, there was no interference, no complaints, vandalism or reports of threatening emails or telephone calls to or received by the abortion facilities; and

WHEREAS the purpose of the Abortion bubble zone legislation is to protect the abortion industry to allow it to continue earning profits received from vulnerable women, even though it does not provide such women with impartial or factual information, but, instead, persuades them to undertake an abortion for the clinic’s financial benefit; and

WHEREAS a study published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, in 2017[ii], found that 73.8% of post-abortive women admitted they were pressured to terminate their pregnancies; and

WHEREAS a poll published in Canada, in May 2019, carried out by Public Square Research, indicated that 92% of Canadians want pregnant women to receive assistance when they are pressured to have an abortion; and

Whereas many of these pregnant women are depressed and isolated and are not aware of humane alternatives and support services that are available to them; and

WHEREAS pregnant and distressed women are entitled to care and support and information, including choices to resolve their problem, and not be steamrolled by clinics and pressured by family, friends, and the fathers of their child to undergo the abortion; and

Whereas the Abortion Bubble Zone legislation is corrupt and immoral;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Abortion Bubble Zone legislation in the Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland-Labrador be repealed and no further abortion bubble zone legislation be enacted in Canada.

[i] Canadian Family Physician, 2016; 62; e209-217

[ii] Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Volume 22, November 4, Winter 2017