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OTTAWA, Nov 26 (LSN) – The extremist feminist group, National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC or NAC SOW by critics) complained to the media yesterday that they might face closure due to financial hardship. The group which boasts among its accomplishments, “decriminalizing abortion” and “loosening divorce laws” calls itself a voice for the women of Canada. In the face of across-the-board federal cuts, the Ottawa branch of the organization had demanded $240,000 from the federal government for the current year to cover operational expenses.  Women’s groups representing the concerns of mainstream Canadian women, such as REAL Women of Canada, are denied government support for ongoing expenses but have survived for 15 years thanks to the broad support of Canadians. Gwen Landolt, of Real Women Canada wonders why, since NAC claims to represent most of the women in the country,  they are not yet self-sufficient after having received overly-generous government support since 1973.  Recent actions of NAC have confirmed their reputation as an extremist, anti-family organization. In March last year, the group protested the downloading of public-health funding from the Ontario provincial government to municipalities, on the grounds it would jeopardize “family planning” and “reproductive health” clinics. NAC and its allies, such as the Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics and Planned Parenthood Ontario, are aware that ordinary citizens do not support the agendas pursued in such programmes, and fear the increased accountability at the level of local politics.  Last October, NAC joined with 13 other groups promoting a re-definition of “spouse”  in Ontario’s Income Tax Act, to include gay and lesbian “partners.” NAC is also at the forefront of efforts at the international level to have abortion recognized as a “human right” around the world.

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