About

glassesDr. Martha Paynter is a registered nurse working in abortion and reproductive health care. The founder and director of Wellness Within: An Organization for Health and Justice, she received a Doctor of Philosophy from the Dalhousie University School of Nursing, Martha has 20 years of experience working to advance health equity. Her practice, teaching and research focus on the intersection of reproductive health and the justice system. A frequent contributor to Briarpatch, CBC, the Coast, the Conversation, the Halifax Examiner, and Saltwire, Martha writes and speaks out about publicly-funded health care, prison abolition, and gender equity. She is the author of Abortion to Abolition: Reproductive Health and Justice in Canada, which was published in Spring 2022 by Fernwood Publishing.