Pro-choice advocates call for equal access to reproductive services across Canada

From Rabble Ca.:  http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/johnbon/2012/10/pro-choice-advocates-call-equal-access-reproductive-services-across-c

By John Bonnar
October 22, 2012

Pro-choice groups came to Old City Hall in Toronto on Saturday to condemn unequal access to reproductive services across the country.

In Prince Edward Island, women still have no access to abortion. And women living in New Brunswick are forced to pay for their clinic abortions.

“The Conservative government refuses to implement the Canada Health Act to stop these inequities,” said Michelle Robidoux, a spokesperson for the Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics.

“And Conservative members of Parliament continue to introduce anti-abortion private members’ motions while taking away health care for refugees.”

Saturday’s rally in Toronto was part of a Pan Canadian Day of Action that saw similar protests held in other Canadian cities to demand reproductive health care for all, including refugees.

Women realize that, once again, they’ve reached a critical point in their quest for reproductive justice and the right to control their own bodies.

Last week in Ontario, three Conservative MPP’s sponsored a news conference to stop public funding of abortions.

Continue reading at:  http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/johnbon/2012/10/pro-choice-advocates-call-equal-access-reproductive-services-across-c

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