Now it's the current generation's turn.
This is winnable. And it will be fun for the young'uns. We haven't had a good feminist dust-up in Canada in ages.
It's got all the elements: a petition, rallies in Fredericton, PEI, Halifax and elsewhere across the country starting tomorrow, Thursday, April 17.
Politics enters in of course, especially in an election year, which seems to spook the fetus fetishists, who must realize the clock is ticking LOUDLY on their antediluvian attitudes.
Plus, of course, the legal battle, instigated by Dr Morgentaler, which has to date provided a handy out for the government.
Health Minister Ted Flemming has declined to comment, citing the lawsuit the late Henry Morgentaler launched against the provincial government in 2002, demanding the government pay for procedures at this clinic.Oopsie. Lawsuit has been withdrawn.
"That lawsuit is still before the courts, it's still an open file before the courts, so beyond that I'm not prepared to comment further," Flemming has said.
Besides the cross-country support, this is a very real issue in PEI, where there are NO abortions performed. About 10% of the procedures at the NB clinic were done for Island women.
In light of that, I found this absolutely astonishing.
A search of Hansard, the official written record of debate in the P.E.I. legislature, shows the word abortion has only come up in debate three times since 1996.THREE times in nearly 20 years??????
The silence is being shattered in Atlantic Canada.
And it's gonna be FUN!
Previous DJ! coverage of New Brunswick and PEI.
ADDED: LEAF weighs in.
UPDATE: Now, a way to donate to the cause.