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How Trump plans to bin key abortion regulations—and how he can be beaten back

How Trump plans to bin key abortion regulations—and how he can be beaten back Activists are ready to fight the attacks on a woman’s right to choose

Womens’ marches show the mood to relax abortion laws in Northern Ireland

Womens’ marches show the mood to relax abortion laws in Northern Ireland Pressure is growing on politicians for reform of draconian abortion law in Northern Ireland, reports Sarah Bates

Protests outside parliament after MPs debate abortion law

Protests outside parliament after MPs debate abortion law Activists protested outside parliament on Tuesday.

Irish repeal movement’s historic win deals blow to bigotry

Irish repeal movement’s historic win deals blow to bigotry Irish voters delivered a ­landslide two to one vote to repeal the 8th Amendment and liberalise abortion laws last Saturday.

Victory for abortion rights in Ireland

Victory for abortion rights in Ireland The result was conclusive. Over 66 percent voted Yes to repeal the anti-abortion clause in the constitution.

Getting the bigots on the back foot in Ireland

22 May 2018
Sinead is one of tens of thousands of women who have been forced to leave Ireland to access abortion services.

Pro-choice protest pans ‘March for Life’ bigots

09 May 2018
Abortion Rights campaigners protested against a march by anti-choice ­bigots in central London

Abortion Rights campaigners to oppose March for Life bigots in London

01 May 2018
Abortion rights activists will March for Choice in London this Saturday. They are taking action against the anti-choice bigots behind the “March for Life” conference and demonstration

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

14 November 2017
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

31 October 2017
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

24 October 2017
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

23 October 2017
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

03 October 2017
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

02 October 2017
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.

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