Handmaid protesters confront MPP Sam Oosterhoff over reproductive rights
|Toronto Star 18 May 2019 at 15:54|
And that army, many dressed in the red cloak uniform inspired by the recent adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, made a show of strength Saturday at what might otherwise have been a quiet community coffee event held by the Progressive Conservative MPP at the Grimsby branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Dozens of women, men and children parked themselves in front of the legion on Elizabeth St. to protest Oosterhoff’s comments at an anti-abortion rally on May 9 at Queen’s Park, where he pledged to “make abortion unthinkable in our lifetime.”
Those comments, coming on the heels of new legislation passed south of the border in Alabama and Missouri, severely restricting and outright banning abortion, sparked outrage. Many took up the hashtag #myunthinkableabortion after St. Catharines Regional Councillor Laura Ip shared her personal experience, using the hashtag on Twitter.