Disappointed with the new NB Liberal government’s lack of action on abortion access? Us too! It has been 45 days (and counting!) since cabinet was formed. We’re going to let Premier Brian Gallant (who is also the Minister responsible for women’s equality) and Health Minister Victor Boudreau know we expect them to act swiftly, as promised.
@BrianGallantNB / firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com / (506) 453 2144
@VictorBoudreau / firstname.lastname@example.org / (506) 457 4800
Follow @ReproJusticeNB for inspiration and use the hashtags #ActNow and #Agissez!
As predicted by activists and healthcare providers, clinics in Montreal and Maine have seen a significant increase in patients travelling from New Brunswick after the closure of the Morgentaler clinic. It is unacceptable that an essential, safe, life-saving medical procedure is so difficult to acquire in one’s home province. And that goes double for Prince Edward Island.
The course of action is obvious: repeal any and all legislation that prevents a person from receiving a self-referred, government funded abortion at the hospital or clinic of their choosing.
We demand repeal. We demand change. We demand reproductive freedom and bodily autonomy.
Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed every November 20th to bring attention to transphobia and memorialize all who have been killed as a result of transphobic acts of violence. Many cities are hosting vigils to honour those who are no longer with us and denounce violence against trans people.
If you are unable to attend a vigil, you can still participate by reading about the history of oppression faced by trans people and add your voice and heart in solidarity with those fighting to uplift and support every person who lives with transphobia still.
Learn more about TDoR
DoR: 226 trans people have been killed in the past year – Pink News
Transgender Day of Remembrance: A Call to Action for Trans People and Our Allies Alike – Huffington Post
Remembering Us When We’re Gone, Ignoring Us While We’re Here: Trans Women Deserve More – Auto Straddle
Calling out anti-choice politicians:
Supportive sidewalk slogans and solidarity from Toronto and Montreal on the National Day of Action:
Check out the Tumblr for more!
A national day of action will be marked across Canada on Saturday, September 20th. 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.”