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Petitioning The New Brunswick Government To fund services at the Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton, NB ›

jadenfitz:

For more than 25 years, the New Brunswick government has been enforcing a regulation that allows Medicare coverage only for abortions done at hospitals by an Ob/Gyn, and approved by two doctors in writing as “medically required.” This violates the Morgentaler Supreme Court decision of 1988, which ruled that restrictions like these are unconstitutional because they violate women’s rights. The regulation also violates the Canada Health Act, which Health Canada has said mandates full funding of abortions at both clinics and hospitals. Over 60% of NB women needing abortions are forced to pay out of pocket for abortion care at the Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton, because hospital access is inadequate. The cost for the procedure at this clinic ranges from $700-$850 for women that are up to 16 weeks in their pregnancies. This discriminates against women, especially those of lower socio-economic status.

Women who are considering an abortion should not have to worry about covering the costs of the procedure. (Also, for those who are wondering about their tax paying dollars, this procedure would cost less than $2 per annum). 

Lets inform our apathetic government that they need to make women’s reproductive rights a priority!

We call upon the New Brunswick government to fully fund abortions at the Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton, and repeal the provincial law restricting abortion payment (Regulation 84-20, Schedule 2 (a.1), of the Medical Services Payment Act).

The Morgentaler Clintin is the only one of its kind in the Maritimes, the Morgentaler Clinic is scheduled to close in July due to a lack of funding. This clinic is vital for the majority of women in New Brunswick seeking an abortion, as well as from neighbouring Prince Edward Island where abortions are not performed at all.

The right to choose should not be a privilege, but a RIGHT, as enshrined in Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This matter of public policy won’t determine whether or not abortions will be performed, but rather what kind we will have. Please take a minute to sign this petition. This may not affect your personally, but an affront to one woman’s rights is an affront to all women’s rights.

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PLEASE, this has to happen.

Could have fooled me.
#NotBuyingIt

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lauriehalseanderson:

policymic:

Do you still need more proof of rape culture?

As Noam Chomsky once pointed out for Z Magazine, old media types from the institutional bodies like American Enterprise Institute tend to regurgitate the same ideas with a reliability that is equally impressive and infuriating. While assuring the public that rape is a terrible crime, writers like Caroline Kitchens and Heather McDonald of right-wing think tank The Manhattan Institute try to claim that feminists have blown this whole rape culture thing way out of proportion.

Apparently, many women disagree. On Tuesday there were more than 1 million responses on the #RapeCultureIsWhen hashtag started by a frustrated Zerlina Maxwell in response to these right-wing narratives. 

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Keep speaking up!!!!!

SIGNAL BOOST!!!

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If you want to know why millennials are far more economically liberal than other generations, consider the news that colleges have started opening on-campus food banks to keep their students from going hungry.

Starving College Students and the Shredded Social Contract (via azspot)

The college I work for has two food banks one on each campus.

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I was talking to my mom about starting salaries for kids out of college, and she said when she got her first job in 1976, her starting salary was $10,000 a year. I checked an inflation calculator - that’s more than $41k/year in 2014 dollars. College students are broker than ever before, and recent grads are lucky to crack the poverty line in their first year out of school. It’s going to be really interesting in the next half century to see how this generation reacts to starting off in life so far behind.

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privatethoughtsbetweenherlegs:

theweekmagazine:

Finally! This middle school solved the problem of hormonal, distracted, adolescent boys.

JK they just enacted sexist policies that shift the responsibility to the girls.

Middle school girls banned from wearing leggings so boys can focus on school work

"You don’t have to rape me I’m wearing pants!" -LM

snarkbender:

nevver:

Protestors in Turkey redo the Ellen Selfie inside a police van

taking a selfie

in a police van

after you’ve been arrested

at a protest

#PunkerThanThou

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What I Be Photo Project by Steve Rosenfield

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pastelmorgue:

ubuntuliberation:

"The average prison sentence for men who kill their intimate partners is 2 to 6 years. Women who kill their partners are sentenced, on average, 15 to 17 years. A pair of Maryland cases vividly illustrates this inequality in sentencing. In one case, a judge in Baltimore County, Maryland sentenced Kenneth Peacock to 18 months for killing his unfaithful wife. The very next day, another judge in the same county sentenced Patricia Ann Hawkins to three years in prison for killing her abusive husband. Significantly, the prosecutor in the Peacock case requested a sentence twice as long as the one imposed, while the prosecutor in the Hawkins case requested one-third of the sentence imposed.” 

As many as 90% of the women in prison today [2008] for killing men had been battered by those men.

~ The Michigan Women’s Justice & Clemency Project

try and tell me sexism isn’t real

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