Canada Is ...

Reproductive rights — yesterday, today and tomorrow

Meghan Doherty of Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights discusses the progress and imagines what the future could look like for women’s health in the next 20 years.

'Striving towards equal rights for all. Not just some.'

Technically abortion was decriminalized in Canada in 1969.

It wasn't until 1988 that abortion was consider a medical service.

Today, Meghan Doherty of Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights says there are still barriers to accessing the full range of services Canadians might need to address their reproductive health.

"Twenty years from now I think we would have affordable, accessible child-care, I think we would have a national pharmacare program that would cover the costs of contraceptives."

In this segment of Canada Is ...  Doherty dreams of a time when women and all people are valued as 'full people.'

Canada is ... is an online series produced in collaboration with Thought Café showcasing the many facets of Canadian identity. Leading figures in each field explore how their area relates to Canadian culture and capture a part of what it means to be Canadian.


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