Arguing Abortion: The New Anti-Abortion Discourse in Canada

  title={Arguing Abortion: The New Anti-Abortion Discourse in Canada},
  author={Paul E. Saurette and Kelly Carolyn Gordon},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Political Science},
  pages={157 - 185}
Abstract. This article analyzes the nature of contemporary anti-abortion discourse in Canada. Based on a rigorous qualitative and quantitative analysis of the public discourse of a wide variety of influential actors, this study shows that contemporary anti-abortion discourse in Canada is quite different than the portrait offered by traditional accounts. Specifically, our analysis demonstrates that the new anti-abortion discourse aims at changing cultural values more than legislation; is… 

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