To say that abortion is birth control is a controversial statement.
It is also controversial to say that men and women are different. Following this, it is also controversial to say that it is a misogynistic culture/country that thinks that women getting pregnant with random men they meet at Stampede and then getting abortions as the fix is AOK and unworthy of discussion. (The men never land in a clinic for a surgery–wondering what they are doing–some weeks/months down the road.)
These musing are sparked by this post from We Need A Law, about the post-Stampede increase in abortions.
Our former classmate began by telling me about the time she lived in Calgary and worked at a downtown medical lab. This particular lab was located near the Kensington Clinic, a private, for-profit abortion facility. Her lab handled the majority of the clinic’s blood work. My classmate explained that the month of September was always extremely busy and was known as “Stampede Month” to healthcare workers. She must have sensed my confusion so she spelled it out for me: between eight and twelve weeks after the Calgary Stampede, a large number of women come in to abort the unexpected pregnancies resulting from sexual trysts during the Stampede.