'Abortion is healthcare': Canadians protest the Roe v. Wade reversal in U.S., but advocates reveal where Canada is failing
2022-06-27 From yahoo.com
The weekend was filled with Canadians protesting the Roe v. Wade reversal in the U.S., and local advocates want more acton for sexual and reproductive health rights in Canada.
"Let’s stand in solidarity with U.S. activists fighting for reproductive justice, but also take action here at home," a statement from Joyce Arthur, Executive Director of Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada reads. "How can we help Americans coming to Canada for abortions when we don’t even have enough access ourselves?"
"That’s especially the case for the most marginalized, including Indigenous, transgender, 2SLGBTQI+, immigrant, and youth communities. Now is the time for both B.C. and the federal government to fund an expansion of SRH and abortion care and train more providers."
Organizations in B.C. are calling for the provincial government to make contraception free (in the province and across Canada), have comprehensive sex education in schools, improve abortion access in rural and remote areas, and make sexual and reproductive health care more trans and gender-inclusive.
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