September 22: Cross-Canada Rallies for Reproductive Justice

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.

Rallies are planned in Halifax, New Brunswick, Charlottetown, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Peterborough and Guelph. There is still time to plan a rally in your city! Get involved and come out to support abortion access and reproductive justice!

“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.”

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Media Roundup – Sept 15

Justin Trudeau says abortion rights trump MPs’ freedom to vote their conscience - CBC

Gallant Playing Both Sides on Abortion Debate  - CTV

Anti-abortion activist presents to Health PEI board – CBC

Anti-abortion postcards targeting Brian Gallant lead to complaints – CBC

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Abortion Insurance Coverage Is Imperative for Women’s Safety – RH Reality Check

Fourteen facts that explain how America regulates abortion – Vox

Stigma of Brazil abortions in spotlight in case of missing woman – The Globe and Mail

Spanish government set to abandon plan to limit abortion access - The Guardian

VOTE

Fredericton Youth Feminists and RJNB have created this amazing and informative public service announcement on the state of abortion in New Brunswick.  Please watch and share!

And if you’re living in NB, VOTE!!!

Media Roundup: Abortion Access

Fragile victories for abortion access in the South - MSNBC

Anti-Abortion Leader Admits Clinic Restrictions Are Not About Safety – Huffington Post

Missouri Republicans fight to pass one of the most draconian abortion laws in the country – Salon

Ethiopia’s game-changing abortion law – IRIN Africa

A pregnant, suicidal rape victim fought Ireland’s new abortion law. The law won – The Guardian

The Dawn of the Post-Clinic Abortion- The New York Times

Supreme Court to hear plea seeking extension of legal limit for abortion – India Today

France Dumps Abortion Restrictions, Will Cover the Cost of All First Trimester Abortions – Ms Magazine

Spanish women protest against new laws limiting the availability of abortions – The Independent 

Survey on Reproductive Health / Sondage au sujet de la santé reproductive

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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