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Chile: Constitutional Court abortion decision - now in English!

Congratulations and thanks to the legal translators* of the landmark 2017 abortion decision in Chile.  In this 294-page ruling, the Constitutional Court of Chile upheld the constitutionality of new government legislation that would remove the criminal prohibition on procuring an abortion on three grounds:  when there is imminent risk to the life of the mother, in case of fatal fetal disease, and in cases of rape.  265 more words


Medical Practice and Freedom of Conscience in "Hacksaw Ridge"

This post was originally published on my Facebook page on February 3rd, 2017. I’ve made a few edits, here and there, but the content is exactly the same. 1,429 more words

Conscientious Objection

Scottish midwife, great friend of ours and all round remarkable person, Mary Doogan, tells the Mail why she is supporting a much-needed change in the law regarding conscience. 113 more words


Volunteer Service Mission Story-Part 1

I’ve been writing parts of the Friends Volunteer Service Mission (VSM) story from journal entries. At one point I consolidated the various pieces into a separate document to tell the VSM story, which will appear as a series of posts over the next few days. 2,041 more words

Scattergood Journal -- April 13-14, 1970

April 13, 1970

I have looked forward to beginning a new volume of a journal. I have just finished an experiment with the first notebook, which was initiated at the beginning of this, my Senior year, at Scattergood School. 704 more words

REPROHEALTHLAW Updates - Nov. 2017

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Peace, protest and patriotism: Muted voices from WWI

This week’s guest writer is Zacharie Leclair, administrative assistant for MCC Québec and member of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches Executive Board.  Zacharie holds a Ph.D. 755 more words