1.26.2013

25 years since morgentaler: celebrate and re-commit to action

Twenty-five years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada overturned the federal abortion law in the Morgentaler decision, making Canada one of the few countries in the world without criminal restrictions on abortion access. That historic court decision was the result of activism on the part of women and their allies, a strong, broad-based movement for reproductive justice.

Monday night in Toronto, you can hear some of the veterans of that campaign speak about their experiences, and what it took to win significant steps forward for women's liberation.

We'll also hear about the challenges we face today - repeated private members' motions and bills trying to roll back our rights, calls to defund abortion in Ontario, women in New Brunswick forced to pay for services, and no services in Prince Edward Island.

Monday, January 28, come and celebrate Canadian women's reproductive freedom and learn what we must do to protect and extend it.

WHEN: Monday, January 28, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Innis Hall, University of Toronto campus (TTC: St. George)
With a discussion panel featuring:
• Judy Rebick
• Michele Landsberg
• Carolyn Egan
• Angela Robertson
• Jillian Bardsley

Followed by a screening of "The Life and Times of Henry Morgentaler"

$5 donation at the door.

Sponsored by the Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics (OCAC)
Endorsed by Medical Students for Choice UofT and Arts for Choice

2 comments:

Gunner said...

(sigh) Another one I have to miss because of work...

laura k said...

Ah Gunner, I know how you feel. In fact, I should be missing this one because of class, but I'm ditching it.

Hey, if we're ever at the same event, will you introduce yourself?