Letter to PM Harper April 2010

News Release
April 6, 2010

In a letter released today, Catholic leaders called on Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to reconsider the government’s decision to exclude family planning from the G8 initiative on maternal and child health.

The letter, signed by the president of Catholics for Choice Jon O’Brien and CFC Canada coordinator Rosemary Ganley, demonstrates Catholic support for family planning services and notes that “Historically Canada has played a leading role in the campaign to improve the reproductive health of women around the world”.

It concludes, “Maternal mortality can be alleviated through wide access to comprehensive reproductive health care services. It is a basic human right and a matter of social justice to provide women and men access to family planning and abortion services and information to prevent unplanned and high risk pregnancies.”

The letter is available on the website


David J Nolan
Director of Communications,
Catholics for Choice
1436 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
Tel 1-202 986 6093

Rosemary Ganley
Catholics for Choice Canada
Tel 1 705 748 9756

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