Nova Scotia Journal

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Sadness and anger at abortion rights protest in downtown Halifax

Nova Scotia

Key takeaways: 

  • Rally follows the U.S. Supreme Court decision to topple Roe v. Wade.
  • On Saturday, almost 60 people participated in a reproductive freedoms rally in Halifax.

Kim Wall attended a march for abortion rights and access in Halifax on Saturday because the right to decide between pregnancies helped shape her life.

Wall remembered that at age 15, she became pregnant and didn’t understand what to do.

She said she approached her advice counselor at school. The counselor introduced her to two girls who had given up their newborns for adoption, two girls who decided to have abortions, and two families with adopted babies.

Wall said it offered her the information required to make an informed selection regarding what to do with her body. She picked adoption.

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Kim Wall attended a march for abortion rights and access in Halifax on Saturday because the right to decide between pregnancies helped shape her life

“It’s our preference,” a sobbing Wall said. “It’s our body. How’s the watch going back?”

“Here I am now, 40 years after, and I’m watching that choice disappear. I can’t. My heart is shattered. Just broken.”

Almost 60 people participated in the rally on Spring Garden Road that Gender Affirming Care Nova Scotia managed. 

The protest comes after Friday’s order by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade court decision that the U.S. Constitution defends a woman’s right to end a pregnancy. 

Source – cbc.ca

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