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The Reproductive Justice List

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Fabulous books about reproductive justice and the history of abortion rights in Canada
No Choice

No Choice

The 30-Year Fight for Abortion on Prince Edward Island
edition:Paperback

 

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 …

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Fired Up about Reproductive Rights

Fired Up about Reproductive Rights

edition:Paperback

What is at stake in the fight for safe, legal, and accessible abortion services? And who benefits from our dark legacy of coercive sterilization, eugenics, and population control? Reproductive rights are rights that everyone should be fired up about! Decades after abortion was legalized and decriminalized in Canada, the US, and the UK, why are we still fighting for reproductive rights? Shattering the myth that the battle for reproductive rights has already been won,Fired Up about Reproductive R …

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One Kind Word

One Kind Word

Women Share their Abortion Experiences
edited by Martha Solomon
foreword by Judy Rebick & Jillian Bardsley
photographs by Kathryn Palmateer
edition:eBook

One Kind Word: Women Share Their Abortion Stories is a groundbreaking collection that helps to end the silence surrounding abortion experiences and to combat the feelings of fear, shame, stigma, and isolation that many women face.

By featuring over thirty women’s personal experiences and portraits, One Kind Word shifts the focus of the abortion debate towards creating a more open, honest, and compassionate dialogue about reproductive freedom in Canada.

The stories and portraits in One Kind Wor …

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Without Apology

Without Apology

Writings on Abortion in Canada
edition:eBook

Until the late 1960s, the authorities on abortion were for the most part men—politicians, clergy, lawyers, physicians, all of whom had an interest in regulating women’s bodies. Even today, when we hear women speak publicly about abortion, the voices are usually those of the leaders of women’s and abortion rights organizations, women who hold political office, and, on occasion, female physicians. We also hear quite frequently from spokeswomen for anti-abortion groups. Rarely, however, do we …

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Abortion

Abortion

History, Politics, and Reproductive Justice after Morgentaler
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback

When Henry Morgentaler, Canada’s best-known abortion rights advocate, died in 2013, activists and scholars began to reassess the state of abortion in the country. In this volume, some of Canada’s foremost researchers challenge current thinking about abortion by revealing the discrepancy between what Canadians believe the law to be after the 1988 Morgentaler decision and what people are experiencing on the ground. Showcasing new theoretical frameworks and approaches from law, history, medicin …

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After Morgentaler

After Morgentaler

The Politics of Abortion in Canada
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover

The landmark decision R. v. Morgentaler (1988) struck down Canada’s abortion law and is widely believed to have established a right to abortion, but its actual impact is much less decisive. In After Morgentaler, Rachael Johnstone examines the state of abortion access in Canada today and argues that substantive access is essential to full citizenship for women. Using case studies, Johnstone assesses the role of both state and non-state actors in shaping access. This book affirms the need to rec …

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The Changing Voice of the Anti-Abortion Movement

The Changing Voice of the Anti-Abortion Movement

The Rise of "Pro-Woman" Rhetoric in Canada and the United States
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover

When journalists, academics, and politicians describe the North American anti-abortion movement, they often describe a campaign that is male-dominated, aggressive, and even violent in its tactics, religious in motivation, anti-women in tone, and fetal-centric in arguments and rhetoric. Are they correct?

In The Changing Voice of the Anti-Abortion Movement, Paul Saurette and Kelly Gordon suggest that the reality is far more complicated, particularly in Canada.  Today, anti-abortion activism increas …

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Crossing Troubled Waters

Crossing Troubled Waters

Abortion In Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Prince Edward Island
edition:Paperback

Accessing abortion services is challenging in many countries around the world. Barriers result from poor access to healthcare, geographic location, legal restrictions, abortion stigma, and moral conservatism. Repeated studies indicate that restricting access to abortion does not prevent it happening, but rather displaces it elsewhere and often results in unsafe abortion contributing to maternal mortality. Those living on islands face particular challenges presented by their geographic isolation …

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