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Book Launch: Crossing Troubled Waters

Don and Marion McDougall Hall - UPEI

Crossing Troubled Waters: Abortion in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Prince Edward Island—Edited by Colleen MacQuarrie,

Crossing Troubled Waters: Abortion in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Prince Edward Island—Edited by Colleen MacQuarrie,

Monday, November 19, 2018, 04:00pm

Crossing Troubled Waters shines a light on two islands—Ireland (north and south) and Prince Edward Island, Canada—and considers for each island, the nature of the discourse of abortion on the island, the impact that restrictions have had, ongoing efforts to improve access, and recent activist successes. Island Studies Press has published this pivotal academic text that is rooted in local research and activism.

Accessing abortion services is challenging in many countries around the world. Barriers result from poor access to healthcare, geographic location, legal restrictions, abortion stigma, and moral conservatism. Repeated studies indicate that restricting access to abortion does not prevent it happening, but rather displaces it elsewhere and often results in unsafe abortion contributing to maternal mortality. Those living on islands face particular challenges presented by their geographic isolation including travel to other jurisdictions, which is financially and emotionally burdensome.

Crossing Troubled Waters is co-edited by Colleen MacQuarrie, a Psychology Professor at the University of Prince Edward Island. She is also a co-founding member of the Abortion Rights Network, Abortion Access Now PEI, and RAARN, the Reproductive Activism and Abortion Rights Network.

A book launch will be held for Crossing Troubled Waters at the University of Prince Edward Island in MacDougall Hall’s Schurman Market Square on November 19 at 4 pm. Join Colleen MacQuarrie and other local contributors at this launch and celebration. Books will be available for sale.


Location Details:

Don and Marion McDougall Hall - UPEI
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown


http://www.upei.ca


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