The government of British Columbia has a long history of meeting secretly with supporters of abortion – discussing their political opposition – those opposing abortion. After a number of years of being embarassed with abortion-related disclosures from government files, March 28, 2001 saw the government take step one of their plan to censor information on abortion, they proudly introduced into the BC Legislature:
” Hannah Roman, the University of British Columbia Students for Choice; Cathy Anstey, University of Victoria Students Society; and Janet Baird, a birth control pioneer,
Joyce Arthur, the Pro-Choice Action Network; Jaimie Matten, the UVic Students Society; Kristen Gilbert, the UBC Students for Choice; and Skye Stuart, who works for Wiebe Medical Abortion Clinic,
Karen Seaboyer, who is a representative from Planned Parenthood in Vancouver; Liza Haldane, from the Terrace Women’s Resource Centre; Erin Kaiser, from the Pro-Choice Action Network; and Carman Benoit, representing Justice for Girls.”
On hand to see the culmination of their secret work, the new resolution said in part: “…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…
Resolution: ” MEASURES TO PROTECT WOMEN’S RIGHT TO MAKE CHOICES ON REPRODUCTION “ introduced March 28, 2001 and passed the same day.