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DEFEND-not defund-Abortion

October 3, 2013

Today, online and off, there are Defund Abortion 'rallies' happening across Canada and Twitter. I only found out about it last night and therefore quickly threw plans together to head to my Member of Provincial Parliament's office today with a letter…

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Thank you Dr. Morgentaler!

January 28, 2013

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…

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First I get Mad

April 22, 2012

First I get mad, then I get motivated. After blocking my third antichoice troll from Twitter in as many days I was feeling rather UGH Saturday night. You just can't argue with willful ignorance, or people who's entire argument in a debate hinges on e…

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I Had Questions: M-312

April 7, 2012

Ever since I first read about this gods-awful Motion 3-12 thing I've had a question or two swimming about in my brain; what the heck exactly is a special committee, how long are they going to debate this thing if they get the chance to debate, how ca…

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Thursday Throwdown

April 5, 2012

Do you know what's the coolest new thing in Canadian prochoice politics and badassery? Radical Handmaids. If Motion 312 has got you righteously angry, sign the petition against it, send your MP a letter telling them to oppose it, then join the Radica…

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Dear Dr. Lunney

March 31, 2012

Feel free to use this letter as a template for your own to your MP, Canadian friends. I borrowed it and modified it from the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada. Unfortunately, my MP is a member of the Conservative party and a Christian, so I have so…

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Frightening Friday: Canadian Politics

March 23, 2012

Motion 3-12: I am Not a Second Class Citizen

On April 26th there will be a vote in the House of Commons after an hour of debate, a vote that will determine whether or not a special committee, with all the powers of a Standing Committee, will be f…

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Trigger Tuesday

March 13, 2012

Trigger warning for mentions of blood, miscarriage

I know I'm supposed to be writing about the five poisons, cancer and high fructose corn syrup today but after NewMe sent me a great link on Monday's post, and I poked around at The Fat Nutritionist'…

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Personhood for WOMEN

March 9, 2012

Over at Shakesville they've done something that shouldn't be needed, necessary or even dreamt of, but here it is; a personhood amendment for WOMEN. That's right; enough is enough. ENOUGH of women's bodies being political footballs. ENOUGH of women be…

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The End: Rebuilding

February 17, 2012

The emotional fall-out from my depression, and later the abortion, wasn't just mine, it was Ryan's as well. Many things are triggering for me now, like hospitals, and I avoid movies or books with scenes of childbirth (I can't read Marley and Me witho…

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The Middle: Betrayal

February 16, 2012

Trigger warning for depression, suicide, discussion of medical procedures. This is a long one, so I hope you're comfy.

Unfortunately, while the meeting the next day with my nurse went well, the resulting visit to an actual doctor did not. Julie, my …

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