“Restricted access has a body count:” Fredericton Youth Feminists counter-protest anti-abortion rally

Written by NB Media Co-op on May 15, 2015

A photo essay of the Fredericton Youth Feminists’ counter-protest to the annual anti-choice “March for Life” in Fredericton on May 14, 2015.

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Fredericton Youth Feminists disrupt “March For Life” rally at the NB Legislature. Photo by Tracy Glynn.

 

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Fredericton Youth Feminists disrupt “March For Life” rally at the NB Legislature. Photo by Tracy Glynn.

 

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A priest confronts Fredericton Youth Feminist coordinator Sorcha Beirne as she leads pro-choice chants at the NB Legislature. Photo by Tracy Glynn.

 

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Fredericton Youth Feminists hold a “die-in” to symbolically protest the lives lost due to restricted access to abortion services. Photo by Tracy Glynn.

 

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Fredericton Youth Feminists hold a “die-in” to symbolically protest the lives lost due to restricted access to abortion services. Photo by Madeleine Berrevoets.

 

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Fredericton Youth Feminists hold a “die-in” to symbolically protest the lives lost due to restricted access to abortion services. One sign, here, shows support for those without a medicare card, like migrant workers, international students and other immigrants, who are forced to pay over $1,500 for an abortion. Photo by Madeleine Berrevoets.

 

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Fredericton Youth Feminists hold a “die-in” to symbolically protest the lives lost due to restricted access to abortion services. Photo by Madeleine Berrevoets.

 

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Fredericton Youth Feminists hold a “die-in” to symbolically protest the lives lost due to restricted access to abortion services. Photo by Madeleine Berrevoets.

 

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Jody Carr and other anti-choice MLAs, all from the Progressive Conservative Party, spoke in support of the “March for Life” rally on May 15 at the NB Legislature. Photo by Tracy Glynn.

 

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Fredericton Youth Feminists moved their protest to the street where anti-abortion marchers were planning to march by Clinic 554 where abortion services are done. Photo by Tracy Glynn.

 

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In anticipation of the “March for Life” march on May 14th, Clinic 554 held a banner that read “Stop Shaming Patients: Clinic 554 welcomes everyone.” Photo by Tracy Glynn.

 

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Fredericton Youth Feminists moved their protest to the street where anti-abortion marchers were planning to march by Clinic 554 where abortion services are done. The police eventually forced them to move to let their march pass but their presence was appreciated by Clinic 554. Photo by Tracy Glynn.

 

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Fredericton Youth Feminists gather for a group shot outside Clinic 554 following their counter-protest of the anti-choice “March for Life” march in Fredericton on May 14, 2015. Photo by Tracy Glynn.

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