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Transforming Culture: The Abortion Debate

The Transforming Culture podcast at Muskoka Bible Centre. In this episode, we’re talking to Dr. Laura Lewis about the debate around abortion and how to support those who are making decisions during an unexpected pregnancy. The world is rapidly changing. Every time we blink, it seems there’s a new cultural rule that we all have to follow. It can feel like waves crashing on us: we want…

Canada in a Post Roe v. Wade Era

Will there be a difference? June 21, 2022 by Laura Lewis MD, CCFP It has been hard to miss the headlines and media frenzy surrounding Roe v. Wade after the leaked Supreme Court of the U.S. (SCOTUS) document on May 2, 2022. The draft document indicates a willingness of the highest court in the U.S. to overturn Roe v. Wade in their final decision on the Dobbs vs…

Unexpected Pregnancy: 9 Key Questions

February 2021 by Dr. Laura Lewis Sherie was 18 years old when she came to see me at the clinic on a Friday morning. She presented with a cold but admitted that she might be pregnant. Without me asking many questions, Sherie’s words spilled out, “I can’t go through another abortion…It was the worst decision I ever made…I felt like I had no other choice…I…

3 questions to ask before an abortion discussion

May 2020 by Laura Lewis MD, CCFP How do we approach and discuss abortion, a topic so heated and polarizing? Before jumping into a discussion about abortion, it’s best to first pause and consider a few questions. These questions can bring awareness and help us to approach the conversation with greater understanding. Do you have your own experience with abortion? Whether it is a friend, mother, sister, wife, or…

Abortion & Men | Podcast with Kirk Giles of Promise Keepers Canada

Listen to podcast here It would be better if men kept silent, since it has nothing to do with them. At least that is the message many of us receive when the topic of abortion comes up. Framed as an issue of women’s reproductive rights, men are pressured to tow the pro-choice position and vilified if they don’t. We sat down recently with Dr. Laura Lewis from…

The “Bubble Zone”

November 1, 2017 This week I had the opportunity to speak with a CBC correspondent about the recent “Bubble Zone” law (Bill 163, Protecting a Woman’s Right to Access Abortion Services Act, 2017) passed October 25th in the Ontario legislature. “Our government believes that every woman in Ontario has the right to make decisions about her own heath care – and she deserves to do so freely, without fear. This…