Compare & Contrast The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

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1965-1969: Forty women in Canada are reported to have died because of illegal attempts to end their pregnancies.

1968: The McGill Student Society publishes "The Birth Control Handbook" although the distribution of information on birth control is illegal in Canada. It becomes an underground bestseller.

1969: The House of Commons in Canada passes an Omnibus Bill covering birth control. The dissemination of birth control information is decriminalized.

1991: A federal law that would legalize abortions in Canada is defeated although it is legal in some provinces.

1992: The number of abortions in Canada exceeds 100,000.

1969: The Montreal Women's Liberation Movement is founded.

1990: A young man shoots and kills fourteen young women in Montreal, stating "You are all feminists."

1993: The Canadian federal government sets up a panel on violence against women.

1973: A farm wife is denied half-interest in the farm that she and her husband built together. Her work is seen simply as...

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