The Movement led by Ross Dowson embraces Women's Liberation:

The struggle for Choice on Abortion - the Morgentaler Defence campaign

The Trotskyist movement in Canada was a leading force in decriminalizing abortion and demanding an end to the jailing and persecution of abortionist Henry Morgentaler. As early as 1961 the Workers' Vanguard raised the issue of abortion; then followed the publication of the League for Socialist Action pamphlet "The Status of Women in Canada," a submission to the Royal Commission in 1968. The LSA, then recruiting a new generation of young militant feminist women to its ranks, and with the participation of Ross Dowson, launched into a sustained 15-year battle to help win the decriminalization of abortion and to release Morgentaler from jail. The successful strategy is vividly described in the pages of Labor Challenge and Forward; and finally, Left Caucus Newsletter. The movement's press in Quebec also led an effective campaign in the pages of its journals (French language articles to follow.)

Articles:

The Status of Women in Canada — text of pamphlet

Statut de la Femme —Above In French

Workers Vanguard 1955-1967 — "The Woman Question

Workers' Vanguard 1955-67 & 1968-70 — selected articles

Labor Challenge 1970-1974 — selected articles

Forward 1974-1984 — selected articles

Left Caucus Newsletter 1985-1993 — selected articles

Quebec— selected articles (available soon) from La Lutte Ouvri√®re/Jeune Garde/Lib√©ration 1969-1974

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