Today in Canada marks the 25th anniversary of the Morgentaler decision, in which the Supreme Court struck down any laws prohibiting abortion and made it just another medical procedure, as it should be.
This time last year there was a HUGE kerfuffle politically when a backbench Conservative MP decided to try and introduce a motion to get abortion debated in the House. Thankfully he failed, but it just goes to show that when it comes to bodily autonomy, unless you're a straight white dude, the theme is constant vigilance.
Thank you, Dr. Morgentaler and all the others who wrote, marched, showed up, sat down, stood up and were heard on behalf of women all across this great country. My life would be much different and much more difficult without you.
The sign says "OF COURSE a fetus is a human, but it cannot be a legal person. MY rights can't be usurped by the contents of my uterus. End of story. #prochoice #m312 #nodebate"