National feminist groups welcome long-awaited legal action on abortion access in New Brunswick

For Immediate Release A coalition of national feminist organizations welcomes the initiation of legal action by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association to fight the discriminatory and anti-choice regulation that prohibits the funding of abortion care outside of hospital settings in New Brunswick. In October 2020, Clinic 554, the only free-standing clinic providing surgical abortions in…

read more

Feminist groups call for immediate action on abortion access in New Brunswick

For Immediate Release A coalition of feminist organizations is calling for the federal government and the government of New Brunswick to take immediate action in light of the imminent closure of Clinic 554 in Fredericton. The Fredericton clinic, the only free-standing clinic providing surgical abortions in the province, is set to close by the end…

read more

Women’s rights organizations call for resignation of Status of Women Minister Rona

OTTAWA / The National Association of Women and the Law(“NAWL”), along with a number of Canadian women’s equality groups, joins the Abortion    Rights Coalition of Canada in demanding the immediate resignation of the Minister Responsible for the Status of Women Rona Ambrose. A woman’s right to reproductive choice has been a central tenet of NAWL’s…

read more

Open Letter: Resignation of Rona Ambrose re M-312

Lettre ouverte au gouvernement: Démission de Rona Ambrose re M-312 NAWL calls for Rona Ambrose’s resignation as the the Minister Responsible for the Status of Women. L’ ANFD réclame la démission immédiate de la ministre responsable de la Condition féminine, Rona Ambrose. September 28, 2012 Stephen Harper Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street…

read more

NAWL calls for Rona Ambrose’s resignation as the the Minister Responsible for the Status of Women re M-312

September 28, 2012 Stephen Harper Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 By e-mail: pm@pm.gc.ca cc Minister Ambrose: rona.ambrose.c1a@parl.gc.ca Re: Resignation of Rona Ambrose re M-312 The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL), along with the undersigned organizations, joins the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada in demanding the…

read more

Why we still need feminism in law school

Law can function as either a tool or a weapon. Used well, it can be a tool to effect social justice. Used badly, it is a weapon that will increase social injustice. Either way, law, and those who study, understand, apply and interpret it, have a lot of power in our society. I want to encourage you to find ways to use the law as a tool for social justice. In particular, I want to encourage you to use it as a tool to increase women’s equality in this country.…

read more