The education campaign of the Rona Ambrose, Minister for Status of Women Canada, is a result of a collaboration with Centre de santé des femmes de Montréal, L’R des centres de femmes du Québec, Fédération des femmes du Québec and Relais-femmes.
On September 26, at the moment of the Motion 312 vote, we were astonished to notice that the Minister responsible for the Status of Women, the Honorable Rona Ambrose, took position to strike a committee that would have reviewed the fetus legal status in the light of scientific advances. Without any doubt, this committee would have reopened the abortion debate (despite the Conservative Party’s promise not to reopen it).
This stand requires Ms Ambrose to refresh her knowledge on the freedom of choice issue, and on the importance of universal and free access to abortion for all women – which is actually advocated by 75% of the Canadian population.
For the next 9 weeks, the FQPN invite you to send to the Minister an argument in favour of free choice. You could formulate your own message, or use their new argument which will be posted every Monday on the FQPN website. Send it by email, letter, Twitter, Facebook, telephone, or other means. It has been proven that repetition is beneficial for new learners.
It's a question of solidarity. One should furthermore know that aside from being mandated to represent and defend the rights of women living in Canada, Rona Ambrose has a number of other responsibilities, such as Public Works and Governmental Services. We understand that it is quite difficult to reconcile family and work, and to remain up-to-date with her other tasks. Let's support our Minister! Let's educate her! With a bit of urging, Rona Ambrose will get a passing grade before the holidays. At least we hope so. If not, we will have to regroup for the winter session.
To send along a pro-choice argument to the Minister for status of Women Canada, download or copy-paste the weekly model (available on the FQPN website, or re-posted here), then you can:
- send her an email
- write to her (no stamp required): Room 163 East Block, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A6
- phone her office: 1-613-996-9778
- post on her Facebook
- Twitter: @MinRonaAmbrose
And do this over the next 9 weeks!
Special note: Let the FWPN keep track of your initiatives by submitting copies of your faxes, your emails, your letters, and summaries of your phone messages by email or by fax (514) 866-1100.