The Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton, New Brunswick has announced it will close its doors in July, striking a huge blow to reproductive choice in Canada.
The clinic opened in June 1994 with the mandate to provide access to safe abortion care and "that no woman would be turned away regardless of [their] ability to pay." Since its opening, the clinic has provided abortion services to more than 10,000 women.
The closure is due to a lack of funding because New Brunswick governments have continued to uphold the anti-choice agenda of former Premier Frank McKenna and block access to abortion. The main obstacle is Regulation 84-20, Schedule 2(a.1), which decides which abortions will be covered by medicare.
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It's been another great year in the rabble book lounge and to celebrate we'd like to share some of our favourite original book reviews from 2013.
rabble contributors completely outdid themselves this year writing on topics from residential schools to Canadian queer icons to female sexuality to the future of Canadian politics.
Here, in no particular order, are some of our best book reviews of 2013.