Organizing for access to abortion and reproductive health services in New Brunswick * Coordination d’efforts pour assurer l’accessibilité aux avortements et aux services de santé sexuelle et reproductive au Nouveau-Brunswick
A national day of action will be marked across Canada on Saturday, September 22nd. The theme is “Reproductive Justice – Equal Access Now” with a focus on the dire access situations in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
“The people of Canada, Quebec, and Aboriginal communities deserve access to the full scope of their human rights as protected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This is not the case for many Canadians, particularly those seeking to exercise their reproductive rights in conservative or isolated areas such as the Maritimes, the North, and rural areas.”
Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May will be in Fredericton this Sunday, Sept 14th along with Provincial leader David Coon for a Go Green rally. This is an opportunity to meet and speak with two party leaders and reaffirm that abortion rights are an integral part of the Green party’s mandate.
Reproductive Justice NB sent a survey on August 22 to all parties in the upcoming NB provincial elections, asking the parties to send the surveys to all their candidates. The survey asked candidates whether they supported (1) a repeal of regulations that have been identified as barriers to abortion access and (2) the extension of reproductive healthcare in the Province. The NDP and Green Party both responded collectively “yes” to these two questions. The other parties, Progressive Conservatives, NB Liberals and the Peoples Alliance of NB, chose not to respond to the questions.
Le 20 août 2014, Justice Reproductive Nouveau-Brunswick a transmis un sondage aux cinq partis politiques enregistrés aux prochaines élections provinciales afin qu’il soit relayé aux candidates et candidats. Le sondage portait sur la justice reproductive et demandait leur appui pour: 1) abroger les règlements qui créent des obstacles entravant l’accès à l’avortement; et 2) étendre les services de santé reproductive dans la province. Le NPD et le Parti Vert y ont répondu favorablement. Les autres partis, le Parti-progressiste conservateur, le Parti Libéral et l’Alliance des gens du N.-B. n’ont pas répondu le sondage.
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Participate if you can! You don’t need to be from New Brunswick to take part and any support is welcome. Lack of access in NB has become a huge election issue and it must be part of the official debates. Let’s make sure it is!