Global Choice? Abortion, Access, and Reproductive Rights

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Global Choice? Abortion, Access, and Reproductive Rights

 

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rabble.ca and Shameless magazine are proud to co-sponsor "Global Choice? Abortion, Access, and Reproductive Rights"

[img]http://www.shamelessmag.com/media/content/2008/09/global-choice.jpg[/img]

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Join us for film screenings of the Abortion Democracy and the Coat Hanger Project followed by a panel discussion with the film directors and featured speakers on the importance of pro-choice media.

Speakers include Sarah Diehl (director of Abortion Democracy), Angie Young (director of the Coat Hanger Project), Jessica Yee (Canadians for Choice and the Native Youth Sexual Health Network), Megan Griffith-Greene (Shameless Magazine), Michelle Langlois (RABBLE.ca)

Films begin at 6:30pm, discussion to follow. Admission is pay-what-you-can. Venue is wheelchair accessible.


I apologize if you've posted this elsewhere, Michelle.

[url=http://www.shamelessmag.com/blog/2008/09/save-the-date-global-choice-abo... info here.[/url]

remind remind's picture

This is fantastic!!!!! Is there any more information about it? Is it going to travel or will there be viewing capabilities after launch whose showings could be sponsored by other groups across Canada?

epaulo13 epaulo13's picture

Reproductive Rights and the Long Hand of Slave Breeding

I hate liberalism’s language of “choice.” I always have. Redolent of the marketplace, it reduces the most intimate aspects of existence, of women’s physical autonomy, to individualistic purchasing preferences. A sex life or a Subaru? A child or a cheeseburger? Life, death or liposuction? In that circumstance, capitalism’s only question is, Who pays and who profits? The state’s only question is, Who regulates and how much? If there is an upside to the right’s latest, seemingly loony and certainly grotesque multi-front assault on women, it is the clarion it sounds to humanists to take the high ground and ditch the anodyne talk of “a woman’s right to choose” for the weightier, fundamental assertion of “a woman’s right to be.”

That requires that we look to history and the Constitution. I found myself doing that a few weeks back, sitting in the DC living room of Pamela Bridgewater, talking about slavery as the TV news followed the debate over whether the State of Virginia should force a woman to spread her legs and endure a plastic wand shoved into her vagina. Pamela has a lot of titles that, properly, ought to compel me to refer to her now as Professor Bridgewater—legal scholar, teacher at American University, reproductive rights activist, sex radical—but she is my friend and sister, and we were two women sitting around talking, so I shall alternate between the familiar and the formal.

“What a spectacle,” Pamela exclaimed, “Virginia, the birthplace of the slave breeding industry in America, is debating state-sanctioned rape. Imagine the woman who says No to this as a prerequisite for abortion. Will she be strapped down, her ankles shackled to stir-ups?”....

http://www.thenation.com/article/166961/reproductive-rights-and-long-han...

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

Important petion:

 

[url=http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/oppose-motion-312-rejetez-motion-312... sign the following petition to call upon Parliament to oppose Motion 312. To review our counter arguments against the bill, visit http://www.arcc-cdac.ca/action/M-312.html[/url]

epaulo13 epaulo13's picture

..txs laine!

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

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