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The right to abortion access with Martha Paynter

Stephen Wentzell speaks with Martha Paynter about her new book, Abortion to Abolition


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Breanne Doyle

Length: 0:30:00
Uploaded: 24 Jun, 2022

Recording Date: 24 Jun, 2022
Recording Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
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Language: English
Topical for: 1 Month
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: rabble 2022

Program Title: The right to abortion access with Martha Paynter
Description: This week on the site, rabble’s national politics reporter Stephen Wentzell reviewed Martha Paynter’s new book, Abortion to Abolition: Reproductive Health and Justice in Canada. This week, we’re sharing an interview between the two where Paynter dives into the misconceptions people have about access to abortion in Canada and the other threats facing reproductive justice in the country.

Paynter explains that Canadians generally view our country as the most progressive in the world with respect to abortion care. The truth, though, is that abortion access is poorly understood in our country, and so are the continual threats to reproductive justice in Canada such as sexual violence, gun violence, homophobia and transphobia, criminalization of sex work, reproductive oppression of Indigenous women and girls, privatization of fertility health services, and the racism and colonialism of policing and the prison system.

Abortion to Abolition: Reproductive Health and Justice in Canada tells the empowering true stories behind the struggles for reproductive justice in Canada, celebrating past wins and revealing how prison abolitionism is key to the path forward.

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Photo credit: Alexandr Podvalny on Unsplash

Host(s): Breanne Doyle
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Credits: Breanne Doyle - host, editor, producer
Nick Seebruch - ICMYI, script
Kim Elliott - publisher
Karl Nerenberg - music


Type: Interview

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