2001 Legislative Session: 5th Session, 36th Parliament
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ORDERS OF THE DAY -- Continued
No. 11 -- Tuesday, March 27, 2001 -- 2 p.m.
MOTIONS ON NOTICE
- 4 The Hon. J. MacPhail to move--
- Be it resolved that this Assembly supports the following enhancement measures to help protect the right of BC women to make their own choices on reproduction:
- Increased financial support to school-based and community-based services which help reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies in British Columbia including, but not limited to, sex education, birth control, and counseling
- Enhanced access to emergency contraceptives across British Columbia
- Increased financial support to UBC medical school to expand physician training and support in providing abortions, counselling and related services
- Increased financial support for additional nurse clinicians at BC Women's Hospital to increase their ability to offer counselling, outreach and other services and to assist regions who are providing amniocentesis services for the first time
- Requiring under provincial law that obligations for hospitals to be operated and managed to ensure access to abortion services can only be lifted by the Legislative Assembly
- Improving the availability of safer, less invasive medical abortions, including further financial support to investigate the efficacy and safety of mifepristone (commonly known as RU 486) through the national clinical trial currently being led out of Vancouver
- Calling on the British Columbia Medical Association to agree to an increase in fees paid to doctors who provide abortion services, which are currently lower than they were in 1982
- Helping ensure the ongoing security and safety of doctors and other health care providers through additional financial support for security assessments, education and training and security devices for homes and offices
- Providing additional financial support for law enforcement agencies to co-ordinate and gather intelligence to identify groups and individuals who are prepared to resort to criminal activity in support of their beliefs with respect to abortion issues
- Ensuring through provincial law that public bodies must not release abortion information, excepting abortion statistics at a global, regional and provincial level and personal information, unless provided to the person about whom the information pertains; and
- Urging the federal government to strengthen the Criminal Code, including designating abortion service providers as a protected group under current hate provisions and making attempts to criminally harass or harm abortion service providers an aggravating circumstance in sentencing.
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