Martha Jane Paynter

Chair, Wellness Within: An Organization for Health and Justice

Martha Jane Paynter is a registered nurse providing abortion and postpartum care in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is a doctoral candidate and teaches at the Dalhousie University School of Nursing. Abolitionist and activist, Martha is founder and coordinator of Wellness Within, a Nova Scotia volunteer organization supporting women, transgender and gender diverse people who have experienced criminalization in pregnancy and as parents. Martha works to advance reproductive health justice through clinical practice, political advocacy, collaboration and scholarship.