The people behind Arts4Choice believe that:
“Every woman has the right to a timely abortion on demand, no questions asked.
No woman should be made to feel fearful or ashamed for having exercised her right to reproductive freedom.
The silence surrounding women’s abortion experiences must end.”
In 20007, Kathryn Palmateer and Martha Solomon founded arts4choice in response to an article in The Ottawa Citizen about long wait times for women seeking abortions. The goal of arts4choice was to kick-start discussion about women’s real experiences of abortion in Canada. Kathryn and Martha wanted to show Canadians that women who have had abortions are their neighbours, sisters, mothers and friends.
The site, that uses photographic portraits and personal stories has been a huge success. Please visit their website and read the stories, view the portraits and consider being a part of this important and timely project.