Friday, July 17, 2009

Post Abortion Myth Essay

Hello Faithful Pro-Choicers!

I wanted to offer the following essay that I wrote for my first year Women's and Gender Studies paper at Carleton.

Many pro-life and anti-abortion advocates cite numerous physical and emotional problems women experience after abortion. This essay explores the myth of "Post Abortion Syndrome" which is defined as "a condition of lasting guilt, regret, and physical damage allegedly caused by abortion." This essay examines the lack of scientific evidence for PAS, and then explores why the concept is still used, even though it has been disproved. It looks at how PAS is not a genuine health concern for the mother, but actually a tool to restrict women's rights, and cause women mental and physical harm.

Please feel free to e-mail comments to, post comments here, or on the facebook page for discussion. Thanks!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

July 14th Meeting

Hello Pro-Choicers!

The next meeting will be July 14th at 7:30pm at the Horn of Africa on 364 Rideau Street. Everyone is welcome (and yes, that means you there that has never come to a meeting before)! Bring your opinions and ideas!


Monday, July 6, 2009

Next Meeting

Hi Folks,

Our next meeting will be Tuesday July 6th, 7:30pm at the Mayflower! Looking forward to seeing the regular crew and hopefully some new faces.


Sunday, July 5, 2009

What is PCCO?

PCCO (Pro Choice Coalition Ottawa) is coalition of groups/individuals committed to promoting reproductive justice.

Operating from an anti-oppression approach we seek to draw links between multiple instances of reproductive INjustice.

We Believe That Everyone Has The Right To:
- control their own reproduction
- decide when/where/how they have children
- safe accessible abortions on demand
- high quality accessible childcare on demand
- social, economic, and community support for their parenting on demand
- reproductive technology on demand

and every other reproductive right imaginable!

***Our next meeting is expected to be Tuesday at 7:30pm with location TBD. Stay tuned to the blog for details!***