Thursday, July 24, 2008


The 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy presents:



Film and Facilitated Discussion
Thursday July 24th, 7 P.M
De Seve Cinema (McConnell library building)
local LB-125, 1400 de Maisonneuve W.
Concordia University

In response to the Conservative government's planned bill C-484
("Unborn Victims of Crime Act"), which passed Second Reading in
Parliament on March 5th,the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy will
screen the film, "Democracy on Trial: The Morgentaler Affair".

"Democracy on Trial" documents Dr Henry Morgentaler's defiance of
Canadian abortion law and the civil rights battle waged in Qu=E9bec and
federal courts between 1970 and 1976. The film screening will be
followed by a discussion about the threat to reproductive rights posed
by bill C-484, which could amend the Criminal Code to allow separate
homicide charges to be laid in the death of a fetus when a pregnant
woman is attacked, in effect granting the fetus a degree of personhood
or rights as a citizen. If passed, this bill could be a key step
towards re-criminalizing abortion.

When the fetus is granted rights as a citizen, how are defenses and
notions of civil rights--especially in the context of reproductive
politics--affected, or co-opted? Who is prioritized in the eyes of the
law? And how might this be challenged?

This film and facilitated discussion are the first installment in a
series of events presented by the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy in
response to bill C-484.

***This event is wheelchair accessible***

For more information call 514-848-2424 x 7431

2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy
2110 Mackay (metro Guy-Concordia)
tel: 514-848-2424 ext. 7431

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