Sunday, January 17, 2016

PEI activists launch lawsuit against the government for abortion rights

From LEAF:

On January 5, 2016, a group of local activists, Abortion Access Now PEI (AAN PEI), with the support of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), will initiate a legal challenge against the Government of Prince Edward Island in respect of its abortion policy. 
Through this legal challenge, AAN PEI seeks full and unrestricted access to on-Island, publicly-funded abortion services for PEI women, and argues that the government’s abortion policy is unlawful, discriminatory and offends the Charter rights of PEI women.

You can read more about the challenge here.

Action like this is great because if they win, a legal victory lends legitimacy to the policy and will provide some security for PEI abortion seekers' rights going forward. This kind of action is costly though. If you can, consider donating to support the legal challenge.

Donate here to support the legal challenge

Onwards and upwards!