Sunday, April 18, 2010

The First Weekly Reader

I've decided to have a new feature on the blog: a weekly round-up of links to blogs and news stories related to abortion/reproductive justice that I've been reading during the week. A lot of what's going on in that arena is covered in the American blogs, so I want this reader to have a Canadian focus (although stuff with a more general tone is also acceptable).

Feel free to link to whatever you've been reading in comments, or if there's something you think should be included, email me with a link:

Without further ado, here's what I've been reading this week:

A piece I wrote for Abortion Gang about rocking the boat.

Joyce Arthur on the need for a positive abortion law.

Tory MP Ron Bruinooge introduced a private member's bill to protect against "coerced abortions".

A few reactions to the Bruinooge bill, including my own.

A couple more reactions to Bruinooge.

More important people siding with the US on abortion and maternal health.

For women considering abortion: you will be ok.

Let me know what you've been reading about!


HB said...

This is a great feature, pedgehog - thanks for the links!

freewomansholyinheritance said...

Hey, pedge, here is a link to the ARCC-CDAC website. It outlines something very similar to what a woman suggested on your AbortionGang blog post. That a bill be made to protect women from coerced childbirth. Yes, I'm sure it's a bit tongue-in-cheek but if someone were to actually bring this forward maybe the 'all party ProLife' caucus would realize how foolish they're being? One can always dream, eh?

feministincowboyboots said...

Yes the ARCC-CDAC press release is 'tongue-in-cheek,' hoping to show how utterly ridiculous and political the 'coerced abortion' bill is. Of course, the antis are taking the ARCC-CDAC statement totally seriously, posting outraged responses to it. They think so narrowly and rigidly that in the end it is even funnier.