Anne of Green Gables drawn into abortion access debate on P.E.I.

CHARLOTTETOWN - Activists on both sides of P.E.I.'s abortion debate are claiming Anne of Green Gables as their own.

Posters featuring a young red-haired woman disguised with a bandana demanding "Access Now" have been posted in Charlottetown, signed only with the word Karats.

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In a news release on Thursday, P.E.I. Right to Life questioned the use of the beloved literary character, suggesting Anne was an unwanted child who celebrated life in challenging circumstances. The group also questioned the legality of using a registered trademark.

A spokesperson for one Island abortion-rights group said she didn't know who is responsible for the posters, but that the group has been inspired by the project.

Karats' Twitter feed insists the image may be a fiery, outspoken red-head, but suggests she is not representing herself as Anne of Green Gables.

A new abortion rights group recently launched a challenge of P.E.I.'s abortion policy, which forces women to go outside the province for the procedure.



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