Indigenous women on the Prairies deserve reproductive freedom
2 women take on Sask. Party leadership candidate's claim 'First Nations don't believe in abortion'
By Erica Violet Lee, Tasha Spillett
CBC News Posted: Nov 25, 2017
An anti-abortion group has quoted Rob Clarke, a former MP for northern Saskatchewan and a Sask. Party leadership candidate, as telling them 'First Nations don't believe in abortion. I'm First Nations and I don't believe in abortion.'
As Indigenous women, we understand why it can feel like a waste of our time to participate in electoral politics with governments that have little to do with our sovereignty as pre-existing nations.
But as Indigenous women in the Prairies, we know how often governments block access to the most basic reproductive health care for which we have always had rights and freedoms.