January 28th, 2013 marked the 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Morgentaler decision which struck down Canada’s discriminatory abortion law. To mark this important date, the Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics held an event in Toronto. Here, Carolyn Egan speaks about how the movement to repeal the federal abortion law was built.
An event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision
that repealed Canada’s abortion law, as well as to recognize
the ongoing struggle for reproductive justice across Canada today.
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
Twenty-five years ago, the Supreme Court overturned the federal abortion law in the Morgentaler decision. Canada became one of the few countries in the world without criminal restrictions on abortion access because of the strength of a broad based movement for reproductive justice.
Come hear some of the veterans of that campaign speak of their experiences and what it took to win significant steps forward for women’s liberation in this historic battle with the Canadian state.
Women will also outline the challenges we are facing today with repeated private members motions and bills trying to roll back gains we have made, calls to defund abortion by Conservative MPPs in Ontario, women having to pay for clinic abortions in New Brunswick and a complete lack of services in Prince Edward Island.
Come out and join the movement for reproductive justice and fight the ongoing attack on abortion rights!
Saturday October 20
Old City Hall
60 Queen Street West
• Reproductive health care for all, including refugees
• Maternal health includes abortion
• Stop the inequity in access
• The right to bear the children we choose to have
We need childcare, decent jobs and other support services to raise our children.
Women in PEI have no access to abortion. Women in New Brunswick have to pay for clinic abortions.
The Conservative government refuses to implement the Canada Health Act to stop these inequities and
MPs continue to introduce anti-abortion private members bills while taking away health care for refugees.
Join this Day of Action and help build the fight for reproductive rights for all!
Organized by the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada and the Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics
The Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics is a reproductive justice organisation that advocates free access to safe abortion in Canada. We work with abortion clinics in the Toronto area and elsewhere to ensure that all women can access abortion and other reproductive health choices free from economic barriers, harassment or intimidation.