P.E.I. Group to Sue Over Abor­tion Ban

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The pro-choice group Abor­tion Ac­cess Now an­nounced that it plans

quick and re­li­able means of trans­porta­tion. Pi­o­neer­ing physi­cian El­iz­a­beth Bagshaw, re­mem­bered for her role in the birth con­trol move­ment, some­times used a horse and buggy to make house calls but rode a bi­cy­cle for ma­ter­nity cases, “be­cause you can’t leave a horse wait­ing for hours while you de­liver a baby.”

Even­tu­ally, both the bi­cy­cle and cloth­ing adapted and pub­lic at­ti­tudes to­ward fe­male cy­clists im­proved. Shock­ingly, how­ever, it was not un­til 1984 that the first women’s cy­cling event, the women’s in­di­vid­ual road race, was held at the Olympic Games.

To­day, cy­cling con­tin­ues to hold po­lit­i­cal sig­nif­i­cance. Mu­nic­i­pal ef­forts to es­tab­lish ded­i­cated bike lanes, and cam­paigns urg­ing cit­i­zens to ride rather than drive to work, are cham­pi­oned by many eco-fem­i­nists in favour of green pol­i­tics.

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