The Abortion Caravan: When Women Shut Down Government in the Battle for the Right to Choose
Publisher: Second Story Press
Year Published: 2020
Pages: 392pp Price: $24.95 ISBN: 978-1-77260-125-1
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX24265
In the spring of 1970, seventeen women set out from Vancouver in a big yellow convertible, a Volkswagen bus, and a pickup truck. They called it the Abortion Caravan. Three thousand miles later, they "occupied" the prime minister's front lawn in Ottawa, led a rally of 500 women on Parliament Hill, chained themselves to their chairs in the visitors' galleries, and shut down the House of Commons, the first and only time this had ever happened.