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Sask Pro-Choice
Sask Pro-ChoiceJuly 12, 2019 at 12:14pm
“As clergy, we have the privilege of counseling people at really vulnerable moments in their lives, and some of those have to do with reproductive choices,” she added. “I want people to know that there are clergy who are safe people to talk to so that they don’t have to navigate those choices alone.”
Sask Pro-Choice
Sask Pro-ChoiceJuly 12, 2019 at 11:29am
“What’s being shown in this film is an attempt to make me feel like a terrible person because I took care of my own body, my own health, my own life,” said Laura Slade, a 35-year-old woman who had an abortion when she was 20."

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The Saskatchewan Pro-Choice Network is a network of people throughout the province of Saskatchewan who hold the belief that anybody who may become pregnant deserves a right to absolute bodily autonomy and reproductive freedom. This includes access to safe and legal abortion services, on demand and without apology.

“There is a concept called body autonomy. Its generally considered a human right. Bodily autonomy means a person has control over who or what uses their body, for what, and for how long. It’s why you can’t be forced to donate blood, tissue, or organs. Even if you are dead. Even if you’d save or improve 20 lives. It’s why someone can’t touch you, have sex with you, or use your body in any way without your continuous consent.

A fetus is using someone’s body parts. Therefore under bodily autonomy, it is there by permission, not by right. It needs a person’s continuous consent. If they deny and withdraw their consent, the pregnant person has the right to remove them from that moment. A fetus is equal in this regard because if I need someone else’s body parts to live, they can also legally deny me their use.

By saying a fetus has a right to someone’s body parts until it’s born, despite the pregnant person’s wishes, you are doing two things.

1. Granting a fetus more rights to other people’s bodies than any born person.
2. Awarding a pregnant person less rights to their body than a corpse.”

-Hannah Goff