From the Manitoba Federation of Labour:
Reproductive Rights Rally
Thursday, October 3, 2013
12:00pm in UTC-05
Manitoba Legislative Building
450 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0V8
A Call to Action To Protect Women’s Reproductive Rights
The Anti-Abortion community has ramped up their efforts to gain legitimacy in the public eye by mounting a new threat to women’s right to choose. We need to organize a quick response to the Campaign Life Coalition Manitoba’s scheduled rally at the Legislature on Thursday October 3rd. They are calling this rally “Manitoba Defund Abortion Rally” and their objective is to end Manitoba Health Services Commission funding of abortions through our Health Care system. Not only is this a threat to women controlling their body, their right to publicly funded reproductive health services, and their right to choose between being pregnant or not, it is a pandora’s box of hand-picking which aspects of our publicly funded health care will remain publicly funded.
The Manitoba Federation of Labour (MFL) has passed convention resolution after convention resolution that “supports the delivery of abortion and reproductive health clinics, funded by the public health care system”. We need to underscore our position once again. The MFL is requesting that you join us at noon on OCTOBER 3rd at the Manitoba Legislature to rally in opposition to the event being organized by the Campaign Life Coalition group.