Have you been quietly fuming about how the Federal Conservatives are –supposedly – spearheading maternal health at the G8, but refusing to fund abortions as part of that initiative? Or were you disturbed when Senator Nancy Ruth advised that aid agencies should “shut the fuck up” about abortions till after the G8 for fear that Stephen Harper will harden his stance for political reasons? What kind of autocratic regime has generated this culture of fear in Ottawa? The time has come to vent your fury. Join “The Rally for Reproductive Justice” beginning at 1pm at Ryerson’s Pitman Hall (160 Mutual St) this Saturday, June 19th as it marches to the Ministry of Health and Education at 900 Bay Street. The rally will be advocating for full funding of family planning and safe abortions as part of Canada’s G8 Maternal / Child Health Initiative. Plus, it will be supporting the implementation of changes to Ontario’s sex education curriculum. Why? Because women in developing nations should have access to the same options that Canadian women have to control their bodies and safety. Plus, we haven’t a clue why people are getting their knickers in a knot about six-year-olds being able to use the word “vagina” and eight-year-olds learning about homosexuality. Last time we checked it wasn’t 1955.