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Video: Launch on steps of Legislature

On February 11, 2014 over 50 people gathered on the steps of the Legislature in Regina to launch this campaign. It was a cold morning and some people had driven up to 5 hours to be there for this exciting announcement! Watch the video of the announcement below!

Remarks at launch on steps of Saskatchewan Legislature

(As delivered)

Friends, supporters, activists, people of Saskatchewan.

In this province a young teenager can enter the workforce - with his parent’s consent.

In the province of Saskatchewan a young teenager can beautify herself in an indoor tanning salon - with her parent’s consent

In the province of Saskatchewan a young teenager can get a tattoo or have her tongue pierced - with her parent’s consent.

But, when a young, teenage girl becomes unexpectedly pregnant, and is uncertain about what to do, she can request and receive an abortion without any knowledge of her parents.

The manner in which abortion is handled in Saskatchewan, particularly pertaining to minors sits in stark contrast to how minors are treated when it comes to other matters dealing with the body.

And so today, I am pleased to announce that we are launching an exciting new public awareness campaign calling upon the Saskatchewan government to enact parental consent for abortion legislation.

Read more: Remarks at launch on steps of Saskatchewan Legislature

Do teen abortions even occur in Saskatchewan?

Do teen abortions even occur in Saskatchewan? Are they really having these procedures without the knowledge of their parents?

There is some difficulty in ascertaining when teenage girls are pressured by boyfriends and/or predators to keep an abortion secret as they are usually too scared to inform anyone.

That said, keeping it hidden from parents is promoted by Sexual Health Facilities here in Saskatchewan. Planned Parenthood Regina prominently displays a number of common questions on their website which relate to this very issue.

Read more: Do teen abortions even occur in Saskatchewan?

Why such inconsistencies?

The 2013 season was a great one for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The pinnacle, no doubt, for players and fans, was winning the Grey Cup on home turf against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

As is usually the case with these high profile events, fans love to express themselves in various ways. One such manner is by way of online forums. For example, riderfans.com has an active forum where fans can debate and contribute to the excitement that any such football related event brings.

Read more: Why such inconsistencies?

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This public awareness campaign is a joint effort between Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association and WeNeedaLAW.ca. For more information please contact us here.

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