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Abortion Rights


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”.

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.

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

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.

Reports round-up: Join the boycott of London Met

01 November 2016
Also: Stop the cuts to civil service redundancy payments | Pension strike votes at BMW Group and AEW | Action called off for talks at EHRC | Polish abortion protest in Bristol | Conference slams Turkish clampdown

Brid Smith on the growing fight for abortion rights in Ireland

27 October 2016
People Before Profit TD (MP) Brid Smith challenged the Irish government to prosecute her for possessing tablets which can be used to cause an abortion. She held up the tablets during a debate on a bill calling for a referendum to repeal the state’s anti-abortion constitutional amendment.

Victory for abortion rights movement shows how Polish society is changing

11 October 2016
A wave of mass protests in Poland has smashed a proposed total ban on abortions in a humiliating defeat for the right wing government.

Fight for abortion rights explodes onto Poland's streets

03 October 2016
The fight for abortion rights in Poland has exploded onto the streets. 

Michael Moore is taking aim through rose-tinted glasses

21 June 2016
US radical director Michael Moore’s film Where to Invade Next? makes some serious points, but badly idealises European society, writes Simon Shaw

Irish abortion law ‘breached rights’

14 June 2016
Ireland’s government subjected a woman to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment because of its abortion laws, according to the United Nations (UN) human rights committee.

Stand up to the bigots' attack on a woman's right to choose

17 May 2016
Right wing rags attacked the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) over abortion this week.

Hundreds protest against Poland’s abortion ban plan

12 April 2016
Around 300 people rallied outside the Polish Embassy in London last Saturday against a proposed law that would ban abortion.

Woman sentenced after having an abortion in Northern Ireland

05 April 2016
A woman in Northern Ireland was this week given a suspended prison sentence after inducing an abortion.

Jail threat over abortion attempt sparks pro-choice protests

19 January 2016
Pro-choice activists have taken to the streets against a decision to prosecute a woman for trying to bring about an abortion.

News in brief

05 January 2016
Sexual health services cut | Anti-choice group launched | Bankers let off the hook | Rail fares rip off workers | Fat cats make workers' yearly pay

Abortion law ‘breaches’ rights rules Belfast High Court

01 December 2015
The Belfast High Court has ruled that abortion law in Northern Ireland breaches human rights law.

Pro-choice activists mobilise in west London

27 October 2015
Pro-choice activists demonstrated in solidarity with women attending a Marie Stopes abortion clinic in Ealing in west London last Saturday.

Anti-abortion bigots want devolution to make new attacks

20 October 2015
Abortion Law is to be devolved to the Scottish parliament, the secretary of state for Scotland and Tory MP David Mundell announced on Wednesday of last week.

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