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