THE FIGHT AND THE RIGHT FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
Abortion is a medically necessary health service; yet, people who live outside of Canada’s urban centers face barriers in accessing the time-sensitive service.
We, the Alberta Humanist Association (AHA) will campaign in favor of sexual and reproductive rights, in particular with respect to abortion and its accessibility. Our position on abortion is ‘pro-choice’ and we believe that contraception and high-quality, comprehensive relationships and sex education should be widely and freely available.
The ASA will be pursuing a partnership with the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada and other pro-choice agencies and support communities along with local and Provincial Abortion Clinics and other medical and sexual health clinics that offer access to safe abortions.
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.
The AHA is unambiguously pro-choice.
The history of secularism 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.
Abortion Clinics in Alberta:
2431 5 Ave NW
Centre for Sexuality
700 – 1509 Centre Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2G 2E6
Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Contact us at:
Phone: 403-283-5580 Fax: 403-270-3209
“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.”