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January 27th, 2012
On January 28, 1988, the Supreme Court of Canada decriminalized abortion in the case of R. v. Morgentaler.
The Court found the country’s restrictive abortion law unconstitutional because it infringed on a woman’s right to “life, liberty, and security of the person” under Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which was adopted in 1982.
Unlike the United States and most countries, Canada has no operative legislation on abortion.
How did Canada get here?
January 24th, 2012
Ana Rodriguez, Executive Director of ACCESS Women's Health Justice in California, explains how barriers stand in the way of making the choices guaranteed 39 years ago by Roe v. Wade for the women she hears from every day:
January 22nd, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012 marks the 39th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade court decision that was to guarantee the Constitutional right to determine whether and when to have children. But on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, let's remember that for 35 of the years that abortion has been legal, low-income women have had to struggle to obtain abortion care because Congress denies funding.
January 20th, 2012
Still working to secure the promise of legal abortion for all women on the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade
The following post by Megan Peterson and Rachel Roth of the National Network of Abortion Funds appeared in Forbes on January 20, 2012:
Abortion has been legal in the United States for almost 40 years, but public policies put abortion out of reach for too many poor and low-income women.
December 8th, 2011
Hearing on H.R. 3541, The Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass
Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2011
Written Testimony from the Reproductive Justice Community
December 6, 2011
Categories: abortion restrictions
November 18th, 2011
In an act of principled solidarity, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and City Council Chair Kwame R. Browne rejected a proposal from Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) this week that would have given the city autonomy over its own budget — with a catch: the District would be permanently forbidden from spending its own taxpayer funds on abortion.
November 7th, 2011
A lovely thank you note, cross-posted here from Sarah at Feminists for Choice:
When Serena proposed the idea of focusing on gratitude this month by honoring pro-choice advocates, I immediately knew who I’d choose: the people that make sure that women who need abortions have the money to do so.
October 25th, 2011
Want to get involved with on-the-ground work helping women with direct assistance for abortion? Activists in North Carolina are in the process of forming a new abortion fund and they're looking for board members who want to help make sure that all women have access to the abortion care they seek.
Could this be you, or someone you know?
Carolina Abortion Fund, a newly formed nonprofit organization dedicated to raising and distributing funds to assist low-income women with obtaining abortion services, is seeking volunteer board members. As we are still in the initial phases of establishing the fund, this is an exciting opportunity to join the fund at its beginning, influence its direction and widen its reach.