Abortion Rights are Human Rights

Abortion Rights are Human Rights
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Abortion rights are human rights, and these books speak to the past, present, and future of abortion in Canada. View books in this list

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Abortion to Abolition

By Martha Paynter
Illustrated by Julia Hutt

 

The history of abortion decriminalization and critical advocacy efforts to improve access in Canada deserve to be better known. Ordinary people persevered to make Canada the most progressive country in the world with respect to abortion care. But while abortion access is poorly ... Read more

The Supine Cobbler

By Jill Connell

A contemporary clinical abortion in the spirit of a Western.

The Doctor introduces the gang: The Supine Cobbler (wanted), her estranged sister (dead by hanging), her former best friend (missing, presumed dead) and her apprentice (a turncoat). Together they negotiate integrity ... Read more

Middenrammers

By John Bart

Middenrammers is a brave and provocative novel about one doctor's battle for social justice in a small-town hospital. Set in the UK in the 1970s, the story follows young Dr. Brian Davis' efforts to adjust to his new job in a Yorkshire fishing town. The town's only hospital permits ... Read more

Deep Salt Water

By Marianne Apostolides
Illustrated by Catherine Mellinger

Deep Salt Water is a stirring memoir about loss and abortion, expressed through the layering of imagery from the ocean. In detail at once sensual and sophisticated, Apostolides unfurls the emotional experience of a love affair and unwanted pregnancy, the abortion itself, and ... Read more

M Word

Edited by Kerry Clare

A CNQ Editors' Book of the Year

A Dropped Threads-style anthology, assembling original and inspiring works by some of Canada's best younger female writers — such as Heather Birrell, Saleema Nawaz, Susan Olding, Diana Fitzgerald Bryden, Carrie Snyder, and Alison Pick — The ... Read more

We, Jane

By Aimee Wall

Longlisted for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize
Shortlisted for the 2021 Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction
Shortlisted for the 2021 Concordia University First Book Prize
Le Grand Prix du livre de Montreal: 2021 Jury Selection

A remarkable debut about intergenerational ... Read more

What Happened to Tom

By Peg Tittle

Inspired by Judith Jarvis Thomson's philosophical thought experiment "The Violinist," What Happened to Tom?? is a psychological and philosophical thriller, a horror story that any one of millions of people could, at any moment, experience. Tom, like many men, assumes that since ... Read more

Night Ambulance

By Nicholas Ruddock

Following an awkward sexual encounter under a wharf in outport Newfoundland, sixteen-year-old Rowena Savoury travels to St. John’s for a secret abortion. But in the early 1970s, the procedure is illegal, and after complications, Rowena finds herself in a hospital being questioned ... Read more