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Reports round-up: Pro-choice activists set to take on anti-abortionists

Reports round-up: Pro-choice activists set to take on anti-abortionists Plus, Kingsmill strike, Pentonville Five celebration and boiler maintenance workers

Activists vow to keep up the fight as they mark Abortion Act’s 50th anniversary

Activists vow to keep up the fight as they mark Abortion  Act’s 50th anniversary Over 230 people attended the Beyond the Backstreets conference in London last Saturday. It was organised by the Abortion Rights campaign to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act.

Abortion is a right

Abortion is a right Poorer women in Northern Ireland who come to England to have an abortion will now be able to claim money for travel and accommodation.

Celebrate the 1967 Act—and extend abortion rights too

Celebrate the 1967 Act—and extend abortion rights too Fifty years ago the 1967 Abortion Act marked a major breakthrough for working class women. Sarah Bates looks at what life was like before the Act—and why abortion rights are so crucial

Pro-choice demo in London demands abortion rights for women in Ireland

Hundreds of pro-choice protesters gathered outside the Irish embassy in London last Saturday to demand abortion rights for women in Ireland.

LETTERS: The fight is on to repeal Ireland’s anti-abortion Eighth Amendment

LETTERS: The fight is on to repeal Ireland’s anti-abortion Eighth Amendment Irish women are still denied autonomy over their bodies and the right to choose.

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

19 September 2017
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?

04 July 2017
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

04 July 2017
The government has been forced to allow women from Northern Ireland to access free abortions in England

Abortion—demand the right to choose

20 June 2017
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

20 June 2017
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

13 June 2017
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

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

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

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