I can’t wait to be part of the pro-choice camp at the University of Calgary campus tomorrow.
Today and tomorrow the anti-choice so-called “Campus Pro-Life” club have their “Genocide Awareness Project” displays up in the middle of campus just around the corner from the Macewan Hall Student Centre. They show awful images and falsely link the Holocaust, lynching in the American South, and the Rwandan genocide to abortion.
Women have the right to do whatever they want with a clump of cells growing inside their uterus. That’s what the Supreme Court of Canada decided in 1988 and that’s the law in this country. The Supreme Court of Canada decided in 1989 that it is the woman’s right only to decide what she does with her body.
We must do more to expand access to abortion services for Canadian citizens, not restrict it.
The Pro-Choice Camp is organized by the Women’s Studies and Feminist Club, and is a non-confrontational demonstration. We are passing out condoms, directing students to peer support in the Women’s Resource Centre, showing that there are pro-choice students on campus, and creating a positive space especially during the busiest time of traffic toward Mac Hall (11-1) to counter the negativity of the GAP demonstrators.
Come by and say hi, get a condom or a hug and show your support for the right to choose!