Ask an Abortion Doula 5 – “Why do you have to drive around Alberta? I thought we [Canadians] could get abortions anywhere.”

Autumn Reinhardt-Simpson is an abortion doula and Ph.D. student in religious studies at the University of Alberta. She is the author of the Humanist Ceremonies Handbook (Humanist Press, 2018) and the upcoming The Companion: An Abortion Doula Handbook. You can visit her at her website www.electriceelpond.com.  Here we talk about accessibility. By Autumn Reinhardt-Simpson August 2019 … Continue reading

Interview with Joyce Schorr and Sylvia Ghazarian of WRAPP on Abortion Rights and Reproductive Rights

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Joyce Schorr and Sylvia Ghazarian from WRAPP discuss abortion rights and reproductive rights. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Let’s give some sense of where you’re coming from, when you’re speaking. What is family/personal background, for instance, geography, culture, religion or lack thereof, and so on? Joyce Schorr: I was … Continue reading

Marieme Helie Lucas on the Case of Noura Hussein Hammad

  By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Marieme Helie Lucas is an Algerian sociologist, activist, founder of ‘Secularism is a Women’s Issue,’ and founder and former International Coordinator of ‘Women Living Under Muslim Laws.’  Here we talk about the case of Noura Hammad. Noura has been sentenced to death and has 15 days to … Continue reading

Iowa Passes Most Restrictive Abortion Bill in America

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen An Iowa governor signed some legislation, recently. The legislation bans almost all abortions within the state of Iowa, by implication. The legislation states that if a heartbeat is detected, then abortion is not allowed by the physician. This is considered one of the most restrictive moves against reproductive … Continue reading

61st Commission on the Status of Women

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen At the United Nations (UN), on March 17, in their headquarters in New York, the secretary-general Antonio Guterres along with other high-ranking officials within the UN, such as the executive director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, discussed, and emphasized the need for, women’s international parity with men. Secretary-General António Guterres … Continue reading

“The Fragile State of Women’s Reproductive Rights”

On April 11, Canadian Atheist drew attention to this announcement The Morgentaler abortion clinic in Fredericton will close at the end of July following a 20-year fight with the New Brunswick government over funding. However, the conversation is not over! In an article in the Globe and Mail, Rachael Johnstone, an … Continue reading

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