‘Abortion is healthcare’ billboard goes up in Sask. to counter anti-abortion messages – CBC

Group plans to put up more billboards throughout province

Nov 01, 2022

If you’re driving along Saskatchewan highways, there’s a good chance you’ll see some anti-abortion billboards.

But now, if you’re in Aylesbury, Sask., about 100 kilometres northwest of Regina, you’ll also see an “abortion is healthcare” sign.

“We are trying to decrease the stigma and also increase availability and accessibility to those people who need access to abortions,” said Rachel Regio, vice-president of Abortion is Healthcare Signs Inc., which paid for the billboard.

The non-profit organization was established after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that secured constitutional protections for abortion in the U.S. for nearly 50 years.

The U.S. decision does not affect access to abortion services in Saskatchewan, but it has sparked conversations about barriers in the province.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/abortion-is-health-care-billboard-anti-abortion-messages-1.6635516

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