Abortion And The Anti Abortion Essay

1014 Words Aug 3rd, 2015 5 Pages
As stated in the article, provinces such as Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick that have fought for years to maintain their strict abortions laws making it difficult for pregnant women to have access to abortion. The anti-abortion sentiments that prevail in western provinces prevent women from freely choosing abortion and restrict women financially, perpetuates inequality and limits their societal roles.

As Renzetti mentions in her article, abortion is a procedure that is medically necessary and therefore should be easily accessible for women and publicly funded and insured by the government. “The situation in New Brunswick just highlights how unequal abortion provisions are across the country. There are 46 clinics or hospitals providing the service in Quebec, but just one in Nova Scotia (in Halifax) and none in Prince Edward Island. That is not universal access.” (Renzetti, 2015) Women in their early twenties who do not have full time jobs and are not receiving full health benefits from their employment may fall into this category or women who are in abusive relationships and may not receive financial help from their partners are also in vulnerable positions. For many teenaged girls and women, particularly those who are poor, live in rural areas, are young, disabled, Aboriginal, are in a racial minority, are immigrants, or who do not speak English or French — those who are the most vulnerable — access to abortion is limited. In some provinces, abortions are not…

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