Planned Parenthood Ottawa is publicly complaining about a decrease in donations. Their president, Lauren Dobson-Hughes, has taken to Twitter and the media to complain that they have been targeted.
“A small group who oppose health care for women and trans people have put unacceptable pressure on Planned Parenthood Ottawa’s funders … harassing them and threatening to expose them in the media,” she says.
This is interesting, not the least of the reasons is “why now?” Planned Parenthood supports abortion, yes, but this is not newly divisive. Pro-life versus pro-choice folks have been going at it for almost 30 years since the Supreme Court decided R v. Morgentaler, leaving Canada without any abortion law at all.