Calgary city council passed an amendment to a bylaw Tuesday, which will add restrictions on any flyers containing images of fetuses. According to the Calgary Community Standards Bylaw, flyers must be concealed in an opaque envelope with a graphic content warning. The flyers must include the name and address of the sender when delivered to homes, and the changes are effective immediately. If any of the three requirements are violated, they each come with a $1000.00 fine. I agree with my Cllr. from Ward 2 who advocated for this change:
“It’s a sense of relief. Women who have experienced pregnancy loss, families who have experienced pregnancy loss now don’t have to be fearful of a graphic image of something they wanted coming to their door,” “Now if they see [the flyer] they won’t have to think about the baby they wanted that never survived.”
Wyness compared the new concealment requirement to “R” ratings for disturbing or mature films, saying that it’s reasonable to ask that the images of fetuses come with a content warning.