Organizer Faytene Grasseschi explains: "Many of the walkers have very painful abortion stories to share. What is troubling is that we are finding that their stories are representative of thousands of women -- this really is the untold story of abortion in Canada."
"I was pressured into abortion when my baby was 5 months old," explains walker Ashley Williams. "I could already feel it moving. My boyfriend told me I was going to do it. I honestly felt trapped. It was like my voice on the issue didn't matter to him." Ironically, while she was on the abortion table he had a change of heart and tried to stop the procedure. Her boyfriend was resisted by medical staff who told him he had no right to interfere with her "choice." Ashley woke up on the other side of the abortion, devastated.
Grasseschi emphasized the loving tone of the walk: "With every step we take we are walking for our own restoration, our mothers, our sisters, our friends and our future nation. We count it an honor to share our stories in the hopes it will help other women and open many eyes in Canada."
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