If Fredericton's Morgentaler Clinic Closes, Women Will Die | Anne Theriault
This cannot happen. We cannot, in good conscience, let this happen.
We need to do everything that we can to allow women to exercise
reproductive freedom. We need to stand up for the right of women in New
Brunswick -- and all across Canada -- to have access to safe,
Our voices, united, can affect change. There are so many things that
you can do to help create a better future for women in this country;
here are just a few:
1. Reach out New Brunswick's NDP party -- they are actively working
to end the two doctor requirement for abortions, and will happily
provide you with the contact information for members of the legislative
assembly so that you can write to your local representative. Call 1-844-NDP-NPD1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Put pressure on your MLA to have the law changed by writing to them, calling them, and emailing them
3. Tweet about this using the hashtag #NBProchoice
4. Share this story on social media -- chances are that many
Canadians are not aware of how limited access to abortion is in New
I want to leave you now with one of my favourite quotes from Dr.
Henry Morgentaler, who was a feminist hero, agitator for women's
reproductive rights and founder of the Morgentaler abortion clinics. D.
Morgentaler was a Holocaust survivor, and his experience at Auschwitz
left him with an enormous desire to make the world a better place. While
receiving an honorary doctorate of law from the University of Western
Ontario, he said:
"By fighting for reproductive freedom, and making it possible, I have
made a contribution to a safer and more caring society where people
have a greater opportunity to realize their full potential."
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