Feminist Lunch Series: Abortion Access for People in Prison in Canada

Please mark your calendars for the next talk of our Fall 2023 Feminist Lunch Series to be given on Friday, Oct. 13 at 12:00pm in Harriet Irving Library’s Innovation Hub, Room #316 (third floor), on UNB Campus in Fredericton by Dr. Martha Paynter (Nursing at UNB). 

The talk is titled: Abortion Access for People in Prison in Canada.”

Despite the complete decriminalization of abortion in Canada 35 years ago, information, logistics and travel barriers continue to impede access to care. These barriers are particularly acute for people in prison, who face routinized sexual violence, delays and denial of care, and “security” processes that prioritize control over health. In this session, we will discuss the significant threats to care presented by the prison system, and our research efforts to uncover invisibilized experiences of reproductive injustice for abortion seekers.

Dr. Paynter is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at UNB, where her clinical teaching and research focus on the intersection of reproductive health and the criminal justice system. She is the Affiliate Scientist for the Nova Scotia Women’s Choice Clinic, and the founder and past chair of Wellness Within: An Organization for Health and Justice, the only organization in Canada dedicated to advancing reproductive justice for people experiencing criminalization. She is the author of Abortion to Abolition: Reproductive Health and Justice in Canada, published in Spring 2022 by Fernwood.

All are welcome!

The next event will be held on Oct. 27th with a talk by Fariba Solati from STU Economics. Mark your calendar!

The Feminist Lunch Series is organized by the UNB Gender & Women’s Studies Program, the UNB/STU University Women’s Centre, UNB Libraries and UNB Alumnae association. For more information on the series, contact Sophie Lavoie (lavoie@unb.ca).

To view the Facebook event, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1652132741945882.

A poster with the event information.

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