THE FIGHT AND THE RIGHT FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
Choice is about who gets to make the decision. The question of whether and when we bring a new life into the world is, to my mind, one of the most important decisions a person can make. It is too big a decision for us to make for each other, especially for perfect strangers.
Secular Humanists of Calgary is unambiguously pro-choice.
The history of Humanism in Canada is deeply intertwined with the fight for reproductive freedom. Henry Morgentaler, inspired by his Humanist morality, took his fight to make abortions available all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. That case struck down Canada's abortion law in 1988 and since then it has been a decision between a patient and their doctor.
Today, we fight to make sure people continue to have that choice and that contraceptives are accessible to all who want them, in Canada and around the world.
For evidence-based, non-judgmental information about reproductive health, contact Options for Sexual Health.
“Women who have abortions do so because they value life and because they take very seriously the responsibilities that come not just with birth, but with nurturing a human being.”