Top 10 Ways to Take Action against M-312

1-     Educate yourself :

2-     Parliament is archaic and does not recognize online petitions. Please print and sign the official paper petition here:

3-     Contact your MP and find out how they will be voting on M-312. How to find out who your MP is and how to contact them:

4-     On April 25th and April 26th, express your outrage on Twitter through the #NoDebate hashtag

5-     Change your Facebook profile photo to our Radical Handmaid photo

6-     If you live in a community in which a rally is planned, ATTEND IT!

Ottawa rally

Toronto rally

No event planned in your community? Consider organizing one! The joy of organizing as Handmaids is that you don’t need a large crowd to really create some buzz and get people talking. Even a handful of people dressed up in costume in front of their MPs office is effective! Please connect with us if you’re planning an event, so we can coordinate and officially endorse:

7-     If you’re crafty, knit/crochet a womb: We’re encouraging people to ‘knit bomb’ their communities and MPs offices. Take a photo & send it to We’ll keep track of ‘Womb sightings’ on our website

8-     Print and mail official Anti-M-312 postcards, available for download here: Reminder: You can snail mail Parliament for FREE! Find a local organization or union who is willing to get some postcards printed and go hog wild! We want MPs to be receiving a steady stream of lobby material from now until the vote in the fall

9-     Make (or photoshop yourself!) in a Handmaid costume. Send us the photo and we’ll post them on our website to maintain momentum! Interpret the Handmaid costume how you’d like or check out a pattern here:

10-   NEVER underestimate the power of dialogue. This Motion is purposely cryptic and can easily trick people into thinking that Canada is archaic, has no abortion restrictions and is legally irresponsible. Talk with your friends, family and colleagues and explain to them how this Motion is a thinly veiled attack on abortion rights. Nothing more.

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4 thoughts on “Top 10 Ways to Take Action against M-312

  1. JeninCanada says:

    Well, technically, Canada doesn’t have any *official* restrictions on abortions; no manditory waiting times, no forced ultrasounds, no 20 week restrictions on the books. However, getting an abortion after 20 weeks is very rare/next to impossible, wait times DO exist because this medical procedure isn’t easily accessible everywhere, etc. I had to wait an extra 4 weeks almost to get mine done because in my city we had 1 doctor who came in once a month from another city 4 hours away. It was terrible.

    • To say that it has no restrictions for many people means that it’s ‘abortion on demand’; something M-312 tries to perpetuate.

      In fact, as you said, many hospitals/Drs are not equipped to perform abortions after 20 weeks and it’s mostly done when the woman’s life is in danger.

      So the biggest issue is the idea that abortion is unregulated in Canada, that there are no rules, no guidelines and no ethical frameworks. Which, as you said, is false.

  2. Claudine Jacques says:

    Awesome!!! I will be sharing this. Thanks for all you do, you’re PHENOMENAL!

  3. […] If you can’t (or if you can, and want to do more), here’s a list of ways to take action agains M-312. […]

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