Each year in the US, 1.3 million abortions occur, but the topic is still so stigmatized it’s never discussed in polite company. Powerful, poignant, and fiercely honest, I Had An Abortion tackles this taboo, featuring 10 women – including famed feminist Gloria Steinem – who candidly describe experiences spanning seven decades, from the years before Roe v. Wade to the present day.
There are approximately 100,000 abortions every year in Canada but access to services may not be as accessible as some assume. According to the University of Ottawa, “abortion services are fully covered in Ontario, but wait times are long (up to 6 weeks in Ottawa). Only one in six hospitals in Canada offers abortions and there is a looming shortage of doctors willing to provide the service…”
The screening will be followed by two brief presentations by:
1. Sarah Hobbs, Executive Director – Planned Parenthood Toronto
2. Yee Lee, Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator – Women’s College Hospital
Since the film focuses on the US, these local experts will be able to shed some light on the subject in Canada.
Come hear the stories and see the faces of a small number of women that represent the statistics that we often distance ourselves from.
This event is pay what you can. Suggested donation is $5. Doors open at 6:30 pm but the event will officially begin at 7:00 pm.