Court cases

Court cases

We are family

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Karen Andrews
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Vol 10, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shares the story of a lesbian couple denied coverage with OHIP. Discusses the importance of access to health care. Redefines "family". 

Whose womb Is It, anyway?

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Maggie Thompson
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Vol 9, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article covers the Baby R controversy, the story of how the B.C Family and Child Services Act had been successfully used to seize a fetus and thereby force a woman into unwanted surgery.  Explains how this case set a dangerous precedent for all pregnant women. 

Reasonable doubt: the use of health records in criminal and civil cases of violence against women in relationships

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jill Cory
Gisela Ruebsaat
Olena Hankivsky
Publisher: 
The Woman Abuse Response Program & British Columbia Women's Hospital and Health Centre
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Presents a brochure documenting how information in medical records can't be assumed to be a reliable and objective account of woman abuse.

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BCCEWH VIOL.C67 2003

Inter-sectoral workshop on violence against women with disabilities and deaf women and access to the justice system

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English
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Online
Author: 
Barbara Anello
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DisAbled Women's Network Ontario
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Identifies barriers to justice for women with disabilities and deaf women who experience domestic violence.

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Canada's promises to keep: the Charter and violence against women

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Lee Lakeman
Publisher: 
Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres (CASAC)
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, B.C.

Examines how the policies, procedures and practices of the justice system impact on the low conviction rates of violence against women and how these can impact women's inequality.

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ISBN 0973491906
VIOL.L35 2004

Emotional abuse and family court proceedings

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English
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Online
Author: 
Pamela Cross
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Education Wife Assault
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Argues that family courts do not fully recognize the emotional abuse of women by their partners, and neglect to take this factor into account when considering custody and access arrangements.

Reasonable doubt: the use of health records in legal cases of violence against women in relationships

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jill Cory
Olena Hankivsky
Gisela Ruebsaat
Lynda Dechief
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Examines how health records are being used in relevant civil and criminal cases.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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