Abortion and reproductive rights -- still under attack| March 19, 2012
Women's reproductive rights continue to be controversial and move many politicians to declare restrictions on women's freedoms and their access to reproductive health services and abortion. Recently, there have been several such challenges both in the U.S. and Canada, such as proposed de-funding of Planned Parenthood in the United States and a private members bill proposed by a conservative MP that would re-open the abortion debate in Canada.
On this show, Laura Wood speaks with Barbara Hestrin, president-elect of Options for Sexual Health about some of these recent political challenges. Also, Nicole Deagan talks with Erin, who has worked as an abortion counsellor for over 20 years in both Canada and Britain, about what it's like working in an abortion clinic; what the common experiences are for women seeking abortions; and why it's important for us to retain our access to this medical procedure.