At our Feb 3rd meeting we will watch and discuss Democracy on Trial: The Morgentaler Affair. January 28th, 2013 marked the 25th Anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada's decision on R. v. Morgentaler which struck down Canada's abortion laws. Since then, abortion has been solely a decision between a woman and her doctor.
Democracy on Trial: The Morgentaler Affair, a National Film Board film by Paul Cowan, captures the spirit of the legal battle over abortion waged by Dr. Henry Morgentaler in Quebec and in federal courts between 1970 and 1976. Using a combination of newsreel footage, interviews and re-enactments, this docudrama unravels the complexities of the case that began as a challenge to Canada's abortion laws and turned into a precedent-setting civil rights case.
All are welcome to attend our weekly Sunday meetings at Oakridge Seniors Centre (http://bchumanist.ca/index.php/news/10-events/26-oakridge-seniors-centre), which start at 10am. After about half an hour of coffee, tea, and socializing, we discuss topics of interest to our members.
For more details on how to find the centre: http://bchumanist.ca/index.php/component/content/article/10-events/26-oakridge-seniors-centre