Wednesday, September 30, 2009

We're in Capital Xtra!




Check out the awesome article about Pro Choice Coalition Ottawa and EVERY DAY for CHOICE

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tonight's magnificent meeting mavens


Taking the time to show up to a meeting & contributing ideas/knowledge is one great way to support reproductive rights. If meetings aren't your thing just let us know how you'd like to champion CHOICE.


prochoiceottawa@gmail.com

Meeting tonight!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bridgehead Coffee DOWNTOWN LOCATION
109 Bank Street (at Albert)

EVERY DAY for CHOICE video now available!

Music by The Meat Purveyors

licensed under Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License

from free music archive

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Launch

Join us in front of the Morgentaler clinic between now and November 1st.
Email volunteer@ppottawa.ca to put yourself on the Pro Choice schedule!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Support EVERY DAY for CHOICE - a grassroots response to the "40 Days for Life"

Every spring and fall, "pro-life" activists camp outside the Bank Street Morgentaler clinic to pray, "counsel" and fast. They publicly engage in overt religious activity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 40 days.

This campaign interferes with a woman's confidential and constitutional right to health services. Women who might seek an abortion or other reproductive health services during "40 days for Life" may face physical and emotional obstacles, might be photographed or followed and/or endure intimidation and biased, unwanted "sidewalk counseling".

Pro-Choice Coalition Ottawa, & Planned Parenthood announce EVERY DAY for CHOICE - a grassroots response to "40 Days for life".

We're going to be at the *kick off rally* for the "40 Days for Life"
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
7:00pm
Parliament Hill

After that, we will be in front of the Bank Street Morgentaler clinic

10:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
(clinic days)
Until November 1st

We need your help.

• Donate an hour or more of your time volunteer@ppottawa.ca

• Lend us your talent prochoiceottawa@gmail.com

• Donate money to cover our costs (pledge form to come)

Everyone has something they can offer.
Help support reproductive justice.


To learn more, email prochoiceottawa@gmail.com

Thursday, September 17, 2009

40 Days for "Life" is coming back to Ottawa! We need your help!!!


Starting September 23rd and going to November 1st, "40 days for 'Life'" will be praying, fasting, holding anti-choice signs & "counselling" outside the Bank Street women's health clinic.

According to Joyce Arthur, "40 Days for Life", "interfere(s) with women accessing services, especially at such a vulnerable time when women need privacy. Laws and court injunctions in other jurisdictions have recognized this. Further, patients’ stress and fear caused by protesters increase the risk of surgical complications, and picketers outside clinics increase the risk of violence or vandalism against clinics."

The aim of "40 Days for Life" is to shame, intimidate, bully, harass and upset women going into the clinic!


We need you!! We need your Pro-Choice friends.

Invite your friends to the PCCO facebook group. Forward a link to our blog.

Send us your email address so we can contact you when organizing pro-choice activities in response to "40 Days for Life".

~Trust Women~

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thanks!

We had a blast last Friday!

Thanks to our hosts: Don and China Doll of Shanghai Restaurant.

Much applause for the enthusiastic performances!
Kisses and hugs to our costumed guests.
And oodles of appreciation to all the fantabulous audience members who boisterously cheered into the wee hours of the morning.

Extra special love and respect to our sponsors:

Venus Envy
mother tongue books
After Stonewall
Rossana Rebeccani Massage

You helped us raise $320 for future pro choice activism in Ottawa!

Photos coming soon.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

You are invited to our Cumming Out Cocktail Karaoke Party!


China Doll and Shanghai Restaurant
present an evening of fancy-pants karaoke, dancing, debutantes & debauchery!

Friday Sept. 11th
8:00pm to 1:00am
Shanghai Restaurant
651 Somerset Street West

Wear your best
*cumming-out*
costume.
The most fabulous
OUTfit wins a prize!

Raffle prizes donated by:

Venus Envy

mother tongue books

After Stonewall

Rossana Rebeccani massage



$5 suggested donation goes to support

Pro Choice Coalition's continuing activism in Ottawa

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