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The new war on abortion rights - and how we can resist it

The new war on abortion rights - and how we can resist it Judith Orr, author of the new book Abortion Wars, spoke to Sadie Robinson about what’s driving attacks on abortion—and the renewed resistance to them

Why does the right hate sex?

Why does the right hate sex? Right wingers have always hated women and LGBT+ people—and it’s all because of the capitalist system that wants to control our sexuality, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Victory as Tories back down over abortion rights for women from Northern Ireland

Victory as Tories back down over abortion rights for women from Northern Ireland The government has been forced to allow women from Northern Ireland to access free abortions in England

Abortion—demand the right to choose

Abortion—demand the right to choose Socialists must fight to defend and extend the right to free, safe and legal abortions

NHS can deny abortions to women from Northern Ireland as appeal rejected

NHS can deny abortions to women from Northern Ireland as appeal rejected The Supreme Court has narrowly rejected an appeal demanding that women in Northern Ireland should receive free abortion services on the NHS in England.

Don’t let the DUP and Tory bigots roll back our abortion rights

Don’t let the DUP and Tory bigots roll back our abortion rights Theresa May’s bid to cling to office with the help of bigots in the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is a threat to abortion rights.

Pro-choice protesters in Birmingham block demo by bigots

23 May 2017
Pro-choice protesters stopped anti-abortionists from marching in Birmingham last Saturday

Birmingham protest to take on the anti-abortion bigots

16 May 2017
Abortion rights campaigners are planning a mass demonstration against the “March for Life” in Birmingham this Saturday.

Reports round-up: London Bridge 3 dispute to spread across Tube

09 May 2017
Also: Bectu conference | DHL pay victory | EHRC cuts strike dates | Scottish councils pay ballot | Abortion demo in Birmingham | March remembers mining disaster in Barnsley

How protests beat back the Benyon Bill in 1977 and defended abortion rights

09 May 2017
Forty years ago this month some 10,000 people marched in London to defend abortion rights. The demonstration, organised by the National Abortion Campaign (NAC), opposed a bill brought by Tory MP William Benyon.

Reports round-up

18 April 2017
Includes short reports from the latest strikes in manufacturing, IT services, higher education, local government, plus news from abortion rights, housing and climate change campaigns

LETTERS: Stuff the bigoted Daily Mail and decriminalise abortion

14 March 2017
The Daily Mail newspaper complains that Marie Stopes’ doctors are effectively providing abortion on demand by certifying women for the procedure without actually seeing them.

Big protests in Ireland, the US and across the world mark International Women's Day

14 March 2017
Protests for abortion rights and against sexist governments took place across the world to mark International Women’s Day

Thousands march in Ireland demanding an end to deadly anti-abortion law

14 March 2017
Thousands took to the streets in Ireland on International Women's Day to demand a repeal of the 8th Amendment which makes abortion illegal in Ireland

Defend women's right to choose

07 March 2017
The Daily Mail newspaper launched an attack on abortion rights this week. Its front page on Monday raged against Marie Stopes charity doctors for approving abortions “for women they have never even met”.

In Ireland movement grows for a referendum on abortion rights

14 February 2017
The 8th Amendment in Ireland makes abortion illegal but there is growing support for repeal and safe access to abortions

Attacks on abortion in the US meet resistance

14 February 2017
Activists are fighting Donald Trump’s new attacks on abortion rights, writes Eleanor Claxton-Mayer

Reports round up—Southern rail dispute, housing campaigns and abortion rights

14 February 2017
Why was there no second worker on these trains?: Copeland council strikers confront the fat cat mayor: Fight against eviction threatened by a charity: Now step up the pressure after another Tory attack: New challenges in the battle for abortion rights.

100,000 join Women's March in London

21 January 2017
Tens of thousands of people joined the Women's March from the US embassy in Grosvenor Square to Trafalgar Square in London today, Saturday. They were rejecting Donald Trump and the bigotry he represents and thrives on.

Anti-choice bigots launch new attack on abortion rights after Trump's election

13 December 2016
We are already feeling the effect of Donald Trump’s election in the US. The war on women’s rights has started.

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