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Abortion to abolition : reproductive health and justice in Canada  Cover Image Book Book

Abortion to abolition : reproductive health and justice in Canada / Martha Paynter ; illustrated by Julia Hutt.

Paynter, Martha, (author.). Hutt, Julia, (illustrator.).


"Abortion and contraception are often understood as the central aspect of reproductive justice. But there is much more involved, from bodily autonomy, to freedom from sexual violence, to freedom to define the size and make up of our families, and to the right to parent the children we choose to have in safe and sustainable communities. While Canada has constitutionally affirmed aspects of reproductive liberation, it also has a colonial history of reproductive oppression and practices ongoing carceral policies that criminalize disproportionately Indigenous and racialized people, threatening their access to reproductive justice. This illustrated, accessible book will tell the empowering stories behind the struggles for reproductive justice in Canada, celebrating past wins and revealing an abolitionist path forward."-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781773635149
  • ISBN: 177363514X
  • Physical Description: 190 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Halifax ; Fernwood Publishing, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 162-185) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Beyond Abortion -- Bodily Autonomy -- Not Having Children -- Having Children -- Parenting in Safety -- Parenting in Prison -- Toward Reproductive Health and Justice -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Index.
Subject: Reproductive rights > Canada > History.
Reproductive Rights > history.
Droits génésiques > Canada > Histoire.

Available copies

  • 10 of 10 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.


  • 0 current holds with 10 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library 363.96 Payn (Text) 33294002143543 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Available -

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