News Media

Live or print interviews or news media segments featuring Martha Paynter, RN

December 19, 2022. Fredericton’s planning advisory committee rejects rezoning for NB jail. Global News.

December 5, 2022. Critics slam proposed sale of land to province for $32M. NB Media Coop.

December 1, 2022. Neighbourhood worries about effects of jail. The Daily Gleaner.

October 12, 2022. COVID shots can impact period timing. Women were already wondering. CBC News.

August 10, 2022. How Canadian abortion providers are preparing for a potential uptick in Americans seeking care. Chatelaine.

July 6, 2022. The Tideline: Episode 86: Martha Paynter. The Tideline.

July 5, 2022. The wire coat hanger symbolizes a dark era of abortion rights. Advocates say it is time to retire it. CBC News.

July 3, 2022. Canada should focus on abortion access not legislation. The Guardian.

July 1, 2022. Canadian abortion providers prepare to receive US patients. Voice of America.

June 28, 2022. The end of Roe v. Wade is leading to misinformation about abortion in Canada. The Coast.

June 27, 2022. Abortion tourism a concern in Canada but out of reach for most Americans: advocates. The Canadian Press/Toronto Star.

June 27, 2022. How US Abortion Rights Impact Canada. CTV Morning Live Vancouver.

June 27, 2022. Martha Paynter talks abortion rights rally, book launch. Global News Morning.

June 26, 2022. Roe v. Wade decision sparks call for greater abortion access in Canada. CBC The National.

June 25, 2022. Sadness, anger at abortion rights rally in downtown Halifax. CBC News.

June 24, 2022. Atlantic Canadians react to ‘devastating’ Roe ruling in US. The Chronicle Herald.

June 24, 2022. Roe v. Wade overturned. CBC The National.

June 24, 2022. What it’s like getting an abortion as a foreigner in Canada. North Shore News.

June 14, 2022. Event explores how online harassment and intimidation impacts women. CBC Radio Mainstreet.

May 16, 2022. Reproductive rights and abortion access: Is Canada as pro-choice as you think? This Matters, The Star daily podcast.

May 10, 2022. Ask an Expert: PhD Candidate Martha Paynter on What Overturning Roe v Wade Would Mean for Abortion Access. Dal News.

May 8, 2022. How Canadians can guarantee access to safe abortions. The Toronto Star.

May 5, 2022. How getting an abortion in Canada differs from the U.S. The Decibel, a Globe and Mail podcast.

May 4, 2022. Abortion to Abolition: An Interview with Martha Paynter. Impact Ethics.

May 4, 2022. Martha Paynter on Abortion Resources in Canada. CBC Radio Mainstreet. 

May 4, 2022. Legal protection for abortion strong in Canada, advocate says in wake of Roe draft decision in US. The Chronicle Herald.

May 3, 2022. The looking reversal of Roe v Wade is unjust- but it should be no surprise. The Globe and Mail.

April 27, 2022. Wellness Within says province’s health plan fails to address reproductive and sexual health. Halifax City News. 

April 13, 2022. Health advocates call for publicly funded birth control in Nova Scotia. The Canadian Press.

April 12, 2022. Free contraception offers significant cost savings, improvements in population health, advocates tell Standing Committee on Health. Halifax Examiner.

April 12, 2022. Advocates urge NS government to make contraceptives widely available, free. CBC News.

March 21, 2022. North end Halifax thrift shop bought by anti-abortion group. The Coast.

March 8, 2022. Incarcerated Mothers in Nova Scotia Deserve Better. Rabble.

January 26, 2022. Dalhousie researcher leads study into reproductive health outcomes for incarcerated Indigenous women. Saltwire.

January 14, 2022. New CIHR-funded collaboration to address health inequities of Indigenous incarcerated women. Dal News.

January 4, 2022. Calls grow for inmate releases as COVID-19 cases climb in Canada’s jails and prisons. The Canadian Press.

January 1, 2022. N.S. prison reform groups call for inmate releases as COVID-19 spreads. Global News.

December 31, 2021. COVID-19 outbreak announced at Burnside jail, cases rise at women’s prison. CBC News.

December 30, 2021. Advocates want Ottawa to release vulnerable inmates as COVID-19 hits N.S. women’s prison. CBC News. 

December 20, 2021. New Brunswickers mask up against Omicron. Global News. 

December 15, 2021. Activists call new government bill to remove some mandatory sentences ‘incomplete’. Rabble.

December 1, 2021. N.S. called on to do more to help vulnerable pregnant women after ending birth alerts. The Canadian Press.

December 1, 2021. Nova Scotia ends use of controversial birth alerts but calls for change persist. CBC News.

October 29, 2021. N.B. one of last Canadian provinces to end controversial birth alert practice. Global News.

October 10, 2021. Protestors outside Newfoundland jail call for better care for prisoners after inmate suicide. The Globe and Mail.

June 29, 2021. Calls renewed to end controversial birth alert practice in Nova Scotia. Global News.

June 21, 2021. Residents sound off about defunding HRM police, committee gathers public input. The Chronicle Herald/Saltwire.

May 17, 2021. This was ‘truly unjust’: protests at #FreePalestine rally plan to fight tickets. The Chronicle Herald.

May 7, 2021. With two COVID-19 cases in Burnside jail advocates call for accelerated repeat of last year’s successful release efforts. Nova Scotia Advocate.

May 6, 2021. Advocates call for immediate release of some NS inmates as COVID cases rise. CTV News Atlantic. 

May 5, 2021. How COVID 19 has hindered and helped abortion access in NS. Global News.

April 29, 2021. Women scramble to find childcare in lockdown again. The Coast.

April 27, 2021. Nova Scotia is testing for COVID at record numbers, so people are sending love letters to lab workers. Halifax Examiner. 

April 13, 2021. Thinking Out Loud With Sheldon MacLeod: Cyberbullying and speaking up. Saltwire

March 31, 2021. N.S. NDP proposes new bill that would see birth control products covered under MSI. CTV News Atlantic.

March 19, 2021. N.S. nursing school offers training in abortion care advancements. Global News.

February 7, 2021. Calls to ban birth alerts grow louder as other provinces end controversial practice. CBC News.

January 12, 2021. Should dry celling be banned across Canada
Iheartradio 800am.

January 11, 2021.  
Your Morning, CTV.

January 6, 2021. Inmate at Joyceville Penitentiary in Kingston says no to COVID-19 vaccine; 600 inmates could receive vaccines this week.
CTV News Ottawa.

December 26, 2020. Advocates say immediate action needed to curb COVID-19 outbreaks in jails and prisons.
The Canadian Press.

November 25, 2020. Conference to discuss future of reproductive justice and prison abolition in Nova Scotia.
Halifax Today.

November 23, 2020. Black doula training program aims to create diversity in the profession.
CTV News.

October 27, 2020. Renowned Nova Scotian teen becomes Wellness Within’s first junior artist in residence.
The Chronicle Herald.

October 22, 2020. Anxiety builds for family members of Headingly inmates as outbreak grows.
CTV News Winnipeg.

September 22, 2020. Outiller le personnel a la sante a practiquer un avortement.

September 6, 2020. Doula training in Mi’kmaw community hopes to better serve families, rural areas.
CBC News.

September 4, 2020. Is it time for more nurses in schools?
Halifax Examiner.

August 26, 2020. Un nouveau cours sur l’avortement sera offert a l’universite Dalhousie.

August 25, 2020. New abortion course for health students to be offered at Dal this year.
CBC News.

August 19, 2020. Women’s Wellness Within founder provides direction for police interacting with women.
The Chronicle Herald.

August 18, 2020. Halifax police to post some of its policies online.
CBC News.

July 27, 2020. Protests in two Nova Scotia locations over failure to call a public inquiry.
The Canadian Press/Global News.

July 27, 2020. Hundreds join women’s rights activists in rally for public inquiry into mass shooting.
The Chronicle Herald.

July 27, 2020. Activists won’t rest until official public inquiry into shootings is called.
The Coast.

July 27, 2020. Rally Hopes to increase pressure for inquiry into April massacre.
The Canadian Press.

July 27, 2020. Protesters decry ‘shocking and paternalistic’ decision to hold review, not inquiry into Nova Scotia mass shooting.
Halifax Examiner.

July 26, 2020. Activists to strike for 22 minutes to call for public NS shooting inquiry.
The Canadian Press. The Huffington Post; Edmonton City News.

July 25, 2020. Strike, rally planned for Monday to renew push for public inquiry into Nova Scotia’s April mass killing.
The Chronicle Herald.

July 14, 2020. Defund the police, say doctors and nurses.

July 15, 2020. Why nurses are joining the call for policing and prison abolition.
The Chronicle Herald.

July 8, 2020. Scholars make the case for abolishing prisons in order to combat systemic racism.
CBC News.

June 15, 2020. In the midst of a crisis over policing, Halifax’s police commission has cancelled its scheduled meetings and is declining to accept public input. Halifax Examiner.

March 19, 2020. Covid-19: Curb jail populations in Nova Scotia, Advocates Urge. The Chronicle Herald.

March 12, 2020. Canada’s prisons preparing for COVID-19, want public to limit visits. The National Post.

January 19, 2020. Halifax police, Walmart owe Nova Scotia Black community for woman’s violent arrest. The Chronicle Herald.

January 17, 2020. Sheldon MacLeod Show: Justice for Santina Rao. News 95.7.

December 16, 2019. A case of gangrene underscores health concerns at the East Coast Forensic Hospital. Halifax Examiner.

November 19, 2019. How PEI became one of the most accessible places for women’s health care in Canada. Chateleine.

August 29, 2019. Public Inquiry Sought for Man who Died in Provincial Custody. The Star Metro. 

August 29, 2019. Dalhousie nursing students are learning about Naloxone. The Coast. 

August 28, 2019. Local non-profit seeks public inquiry into death of Halifax man in custody. Global News. 

August 21, 2019. Deportation of former Somali refugee amounts to death sentence, advocates say. The NS Advocate.

July 29, 2019. Episode 370: Can women in prison breastfeed? All About Breastfeeding Podcast.

July 19, 2019. Martha Paynter talks about abortion on the big screen. The Coast.

June 13, 2019. A moving target: What abortion access looks like in Nova Scotia. The Coast.

May 19, 2019. What abortion law changes in the states mean for Canadians. Halifax Today.

May 11, 2019. Free menstrual products still in progress, but military provides free Viagra. The Chronicle Herald. 

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