Tag: Reproductive Justice

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    Anti-choice politician set to become Newfoundland premier

    May 16th, 2014     by Elizabeth Whitten     Comments

    The topic of abortion has been making headlines in Newfoundland and Labrador with the nomination of Frank Coleman as the leader of the provincial Conservative party, making him the premier-in-waiting. READ MORE

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    Guest Post: Carrying on his Legacy

    June 1st, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    by T. Sunday I was packing up at the end of a workday, a while back, and a coworker, we’ll call him “Tim,” invited me to join him and some friends for dinner. I told him I couldn’t, because I’d already made a commitment: I was going to a pro-choice rally outside an abortion clinic in Toronto. “But we’ve already won the right to choose!” Tim smirked. Then, clearly not the kind of guy who quits when … READ MORE

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    Cross-Post: Goodbye, Dr. Morgentaler

    May 30th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    Originally posted at Abortion Gang by Peggy Cooke This morning [Wednesday, May 29, 2013] Dr. Henry Morgentaler died of a heart attack in his Toronto home. He was 90 years old, in increasingly failing health these last few years, and with a lifetime - many lifetimes - of work behind him. May we one day win a world where all abortion providers can safely die of old age in their own homes. Thank goodness Dr. Morgentaler was … READ MORE

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    Recommended Reading: Mothering Resistance and Reclamation—Indigenous Mamas

    May 9th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    Erin Konsmo writes at Reproductive Justice Blog: The Native Youth Sexual Health Network celebrates all Indigenous mamas and the many forms in which they come, as well as the critical everyday, on-the-ground work they do for our families, communities, and nations. To read the blog: http://bit.ly/11VtnTh … READ MORE

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    Fairness Wins the Day

    March 7th, 2012     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    What started as a mean-spirited attempt by an anti-choice group to sabotage a youth-leadership campaign has come turned into a positive story of fair-play and collaboration. This year, the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation’s (ACIC) Active 8 Campaign became the battle ground for Prince Edward Island’s fight for access to abortion. PEI is the only province in Canada that does not provide this service, and Kandace Hagen, an Active 8 Ambassador from PEI intends to change … READ MORE

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    Which feminist messages dominate?

    March 6th, 2012     by Julia Caron     Comments

    Tumblr is one of the many online networks I, and thousands of others, use in the course of a regular web browsing day. For those of you not familiar with the website, all you need to know is this: it’s basically a microblogging and social networking site which allows you to post many different kinds of content (links, quotes, images) to one “.tumblr.com” space. You can “follow” any number of individual tumblr blogs. When you … READ MORE

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    Youth Engagement Contest Targeted by Anti-Choice Group

    February 29th, 2012     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    The Active 8 is a campaign that highlights eight youth from across the Atlantic provinces who are active and engaged in work for positive social change in their communities. This is the 3rd year that the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation has launched this contest. The spirit of the Active 8 campaign is that individual actions can inspire others to take action to make positive change. As such, everyone is encouraged to “vote” for each … READ MORE

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    PEI Rally for Reproductive Rights

    November 23rd, 2011     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    Saturday November 19th, 2011 was the date set by the PEI Reproductive Rights Organization (PRRO) for the first rally for reproductive justice to happen in almost 25 years. The Campaign Life Coalition announced that they too would hold a rally - same time, same place - a counter rally to the renewed demands for access to abortion services on PEI. Saturday was a chilly but sunny November day. On Friday evening I had volunteered to … READ MORE

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    Saying the “A” word: Breaking the Silence about Reproductive Rights in PEI

    November 18th, 2011     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    Reproductive rights - specifically access to abortion - are finally being demanded by the women of Prince Edward Island. Following 25 years of silence, and two weeks of media circus, the first rally for reproductive rights is scheduled for this Saturday, November 19th, 2011. Kandace Hagen co-founded the PEI Reproductive Rights Organization (PRRO) after being given incomplete and misleading information by her doctor. PRRO was the catalyst that broke the silence surrounding PEI’s lack of access: … READ MORE

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    I stand with Planned Parenthood

    April 21st, 2011     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Brad Trost, Conservative party candidate (and incumbent MP) for the Saskatchewan riding of Saskatoon-Humboldt, announced on Saturday that the Conservative federal government, if re-elected, would stop funding the International Planned Parenthood Association. “Let me just tell you, and I cannot tell you specifically how we used it, but those petitions were very, very useful and they were part of what we used to defund Planned Parenthood because it has been absolute disgrace that that organization and … READ MORE