On July 13th from noon-1pm CT, the Centre for Human Rights Research at the University of Manitoba is hosting an informative, webinar roundtable discussion “Fighting for Reproductive Rights in 2022.”
Bringing together a variety of scholars and advocates – and those who identify as both: Karen Sharma, Nahanni Fontaine, Kemlin Nembhard, Dr. Sarah Elvins, Dr. Lindsay Larios, we aim to provide context, information and solidarity as we move forward.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE WEBINAR AT: http://bit.ly/3P2pp9e
The overturning of Roe V Wade by the Supreme Court of the United States is shocking and will have long term consequences. It also seems to be just the beginning of a movement to once again legitimate control – through law — over the lives and bodies of women and girls, especially those without the means to travel.
Of course, this is not new. According to international law, reproductive rights means the right to choose the number and spacing of your children. Forced and coerced sterilization of Indigenous women, lack of access to abortions (medical and surgical) outside of urban areas and ongoing systemic racism in the health care system and institutions shows that Canada is no utopia for reproductive rights. We are also well aware that other rights, especially those of the LGBTQ+ community, are coming under the crosshairs. Although the decision took place in US courts, we all know that the ripple effects will be felt across borders, including for those of located north of the 49th parallel.