Saint Paul University cancels screening of abortion film

Saint Paul University in downtown Ottawa refused to screen the pro-choice documentary, Vessel, which was slated to be screened at the Choice Film Festival on Nov. 22.  Vessel tells the story of a woman named Rebecca Gomperts, a doctor who began to provide abortions on a ship for women living in countries where abortions are illegal.  Saint Paul University, a Roman Catholic school, has rented out its amphitheater to the Choice Film Festival for the past six years to screen films and host panels, according to an article by Global News. After learning that the film dealt with the topic of abortion, the university gave the organizers of the festival the option of either screening a different film, or finding another venue, according to […]

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