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Social Science Women's Studies

No Choice

The 30-Year Fight for Abortion on Prince Edward Island

by (author) Kate McKenna

Publisher
Fernwood Publishing
Initial publish date
Apr 2018
Category
Women's Studies
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781773630137
    Publish Date
    Apr 2018
    List Price
    $18.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781773630472
    Publish Date
    Apr 2018
    List Price
    $17.99

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In 1969, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau passed a law legalizing abortion in Canada. But making abortion legal did not guarantee women access to these services. In many communities around the country, women have had to travel great distances and at great personal expense to exercise their legal right to an abortion. Others have taken matters into their own hands, often with devastating consequences.

In No Choice, Kate McKenna offers a firsthand account of Prince Edward Island’s refusal to bring abortion services to the Island, and introduces us to the courageous women who struggled for over thirty years to change this. With a very vocal Right to Life movement that used small town gossip, political pressure and the force of the Catholic Church to silence the pro-choice movement, the struggle seemed to be over before it even began. But everything changed in 2016.

Cover image used with permission from KARATS.

 

About the author

 

Kate McKenna is a journalist with the cbc. She was a finalist for two Canadian Association of Journalism Awards and a silver medal winner of the Atlantic Journalism Award in enterprise print reporting.

 

Kate McKenna's profile page

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