Published On: Mon, Oct 18th, 2021
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Abortion Laws Legal Challenge: The Lessons of Brauer v. Canadaon October 18, 2021 at 5:42 pm

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A courageous woman from Nova Scotia, Connie Brauer, tried to change the scandalous abortion situation in Canada by suing the federal government in the Federal Court in 2019. Brauer, a “self-represented party”—meaning she had no lawyer—sought, among other remedies, an immediate injunction banning all abortions in Canada and an immediate end to the public funding of abortions. The case was dismissed by the Federal Court of Appeal in early October, but not on its merits. Rather, it was due to Brauer’s failure to follow court rules with respect to the facts around her allegations and with respect to her “standing,” meaning she failed to establish that the abortion law had caused her injury and loss—therefore, she had no personal substantial legal interest in the case. Although her case was dismissed, Brauer was and remains entirely correct that abortion represents nothing less than “mass genocide” perpetrated against the unborn and that …

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