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Ottawa's mayor declares anti-choice 'Respect for Life Day'

On Tuesday, word broke that Ottawa's mayor Jim Watson had signed a proclamation declaring today, May 12, as "Respect For Life Day." This was to honour the annual "March For Life" anti-choice/anti-abortion march that is taking place today.

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| September 21, 2014

On Saturday join the National Day of Action for Reproductive Justice!

Photo: Kathleen Pye
Reproductive rights are being eroded in the Maritimes. Join the National Day of Action for Reproductive Justice this Saturday.

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Act now, Canada, or lose your reproductive rights

Photo: Kathleen Pye

In April, when New Brunswick's Morgentaler Clinic announced it would be forced to close, the barriers to accessing abortion in the Maritimes came to national attention. Now, with the New Brunswick election on September 23 and the federal election coming in 2015, reproductive justice activists across Canada are hoping to keep the momentum going for change.

This Saturday, September 20, will mark a National Day of Action for Reproductive Justice, with rallies set for cities across Canada in solidarity with activists in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, who are demanding equal access to a full range of reproductive health care, including abortion.

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'Conscientious objection' when it comes to reproductive health is not conscientious

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When doctors refuse to provide reproductive health-care services based on personal beliefs, most people call it "conscientious objection." In reality, it is the opposite of conscientious.

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Activists continue fight for better access to abortion in New Brunswick

In April, The Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton, New Brunswick -- the only private clinic in New Brunswick to offer abortions -- announced it would be closing due to lack of funding from New Brunswick's provincial government. This prompted a large backlash from abortion rights activists who turned to the public for support, which culminated in numerous articles on reprodutive choice in Canada, protests and a Save the Clinic crowdfunding initiative.

The Morgentaler Clinic used to operate once a week and has provided abortion services to more than 10,000 women. However, the clinic was never profitable said Simone Leibovitch, manager of the clinic.

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| July 8, 2014
Feminist Current

Reframing the 'natural birth' vs. 'medicalized birth' dichotomy with Ness Fraser

July 8, 2014
| Meghan Murphy speaks with doula, reproductive rights activist, and midwifery care advocate, Ness Fraser, about the natural birth movement and the medicalization of birth.
Length: 32:45 minutes (29.99 MB)
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