Abortions from a Small Island

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Prince Edward Island is by far the smallest Canadian province. You see most of it by bicycle within a week.

This has profound consequences on people seeking abortions, as The Sovereign Uterus attests.

I found out I was pregnant when I was 38. It wasn’t for lack of birth control, but as we know….that isn’t 100% foolproof. My doctor told me that I could have an abortion in Halifax, but I knew that with me working for the Dept. of Health….there would be a paper trail. I decided to go to Fredericton, to a private clinic.

Bear in mind, Canada is one of the only countries with no law regarding abortion. That doesn’t make us a utopia, though; on the contrary, with no law saying they must provide abortions, the most religious provinces have been shirking their responsibilities, our country’s sheer size and emptiness combine to severely restrict access…

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