By Amanda Coletta
July 3, 2022
TORONTO — The Women’s Health Clinic in Winnipeg is stretched. The facility is one of a handful of abortion clinics in Manitoba, a Canadian province of 1.3 million. It fields about 100 inquiries each week and says it is providing as many as 30 percent more abortions than it receives government funding for.
Even before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, the nearly 50-year-old precedent protecting abortion rights across the United States, some of those inquiries about abortion were from Americans. Now the clinic, 70 miles from the border with North Dakota, where a trigger ban goes into effect this month, is watching for more.
Some say broadcasting the coded language on social media is a form of political posturing. Others say it's unnecessary self-censorship.
June 30, 2022
By Morgan Sung and Ben Goggin
Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, social media has been flooded by posts from people offering to take people "camping" — coded language for assisting people seeking abortions out of state.
But some activists and experts warn that offering to house strangers isn't as helpful as connecting them with local abortion rights organizations.
Hannah Mackay, The Detroit News
June 22, 2022
Canada might become the closest place for Metro Detroit residents to get a legal abortion if the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion is overturned and anti-abortion forces win their legal battle to let a 1931 Michigan law banning abortion take effect.
Canadian Social Development and Families Minister Karina Gould told CBC Canada that Americans would be allowed to seek reproductive care, including abortions, across the border. Gould made the offer last month, soon after a leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court indicated a conservative majority of justices was poised to overturn Roe.
By Erika Ibrahim, The Canadian Press
May 28, 2022
While she has helped several migrant workers access abortion services in Canada, Evelyn Encalada Grez said one woman comes to mind.
“The migrant woman was so afraid of being found out that she needed to be taken by somebody else outside of the farm for a medical appointment,” said Encalada Grez, a transnational researcher and advocate for migrant workers who has been studying the subject for more than 20 years.
Thirty years after Morgentaler ruling on abortion rights, Canada ‘still dealing with the same issues’
Only one in six hospitals in Canada performs abortions and some provinces have no standalone abortion clinics at all. New Brunswick, meanwhile, continues to refuse to fund abortions at the province’s only clinic.
By Brett Bundale, The Canadian Press
Wed., Dec. 20, 2017
It’s 1979. A 20-year-old student misses her period.
“I was in my third year of university. I used oral contraceptives but I got pregnant,” the woman, now in her late 50s, said in a recent interview from Montreal. “I hadn’t finished my degree. I wasn’t ready for a family.”
She avoided the French-language Catholic hospital where she lived in Moncton, N.B., and instead booked an appointment with a gynecologist at the city’s English-language hospital.
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Ontario midwives say there’s growing interest in letting them perform abortions
By Daniela Blot on 4 November 2017
Midwives say move would improve access in rural areas, but minister says no plan to expand midwifery services
The association representing more than 800 midwives in Ontario says there is a “burgeoning interest” in allowing them to offer abortion services.
The idea was floated in recent months during discussions with the Ministry of the Attorney General and Health Ministry officials while the Association of Ontario Midwives was offering advice on the recently passed Safe Access to Abortion Services Act, which prohibits protests within 50 metres of abortion clinics.
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