Peggy Cooke is the Social Media Coordinator for Women Help Women's US-specific project SASS (Self-managed Abortion Safe and Supported). She has sat on the board of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (as well as acting as a media spokesperson), and Choice in Health Clinic in Toronto. Peggy has been involved in the abortion rights movement for fifteen years, since working as the office administrator and volunteer coordinator of the Fredericton Morgentaler Clinic, whose protesters inspired her to write her award winning blog, Anti-Choice is Anti-Awesome.
Peggy is media trained and experienced with print, radio, and television interviews. She has been published in two Canadian abortion anthologies as well as speaking at countless pro-choice events and actions. She is actively involved in the abortion movement in Canada and the US, specifically with grassroots organizing around sharing information about self-managed abortion.
Industry Expertise (4)
Health Care - Services
Areas of Expertise (17)
Abortion in Canada
Reproductive Health & Justice
Feminism in Canada
Canadian F-Word Blog Awards (professional)
Winner, Best Feminist Blog
Canadians for Choice National Essay Contest (professional)
First Place Winner
University of New Brunswick: Bachelor of Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Leadership 2007
- Choice in Health Clinic: Volunteer Board Member
- ACORN Canada: National Administrator
Media Appearances (4)
Context: Beyond the Headlines tv
Debate with Barbara Kay on the concept of "Gendercide" and sex selective abortion in Canada
The new face of the abortion Debate
Profile of young abortion activists in Chatelaine magazine.
Facebook Profits from Anti-Abortion Misinformation While Suppressing Medically Accurate Abortion Facts
To counter misinformation circulating on Facebook, reproductive justice organizations are creating content with medically accurate information about abortion pills—but Facebook continually removes these posts.
Morgentaler's death puts N.B. abortion lawsuit in limbo
CBC News online
Interview about the impact of Dr. Morgentaler's death on the abortion rights fight in New Brunswick.
Event Appearances (13)
Schulich School of Medicine: Medical Students for Choice London ON
Guilford College: Understanding Oppressive Systems Greensboro NC
Abortion: The Unfinished Revolution Charlottetown PEI
NDP Women's Forum Ottawa ON
Toronto premiere of 'Status Quo?: The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada' Toronto ON
Waves of Resistance: Pan-Canadian Young Feminist Gathering Winnipeg, MB
Co-Organizer and Guide
A Jane’s Walk About Choice: Guided walking tour of Toronto Toronto ON
Co-Organizer and Facilitator
NB Rebelles Gumboot Dancing Workshop Fredericton NB
Choice 101: Canadians for Choice online course Online
Working Towards Peace for Women: YMCA Community Discussion Fredericton NB
St. Thomas University Sexuality Week Fredericton NB
New Brunswick Social Forum Fredericton NB
Fredericton “Take Back the Night” March Fredericton NB