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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.

Greek movement resists Nazis' attempts at revival

29 September 2015
Thousands marched through Athens last Saturday to mark two years since Nazis murdered anti-racist rapper Pavlos Fyssas.

Report refutes racist sex selective abortion myths

01 September 2015
There is no evidence that abortions are taking place in Britain on grounds of sex, according to a new government report.

Letters

18 August 2015
Includes letters on Cuba-US relations, GM crops ban, defending abortion rights and more.

Outrage as anti-choice protesters close abortion clinic

28 July 2015
An abortion clinic’s forced closure shows activists must be ready to take on the bigots, says Judith Orr

Reports round-up

10 March 2015
Day of action for Fast Food Rights | Cardiff march takes on 40 Days for Life | TUC remembers Claudia Jones | ITV workers could ballot over pay | Globe workers want a better pay deal

News round-up

24 February 2015
Privateer Maximus takes over Work Capability Assessments; Scottish prison plans; Cardiff Abortion Rights' March for Choice

We must keep up the fight for abortion rights

24 February 2015
Judith Orr warns that the anti-abortionists’ latest sneaky attempt to undermine women’s right to choose won’t be the last

Stop Tory Bill which uses racism to attack abortion rights

23 February 2015
Judith Orr explains how a Tory MP is using the Serious Crime Bill to launch an attack on women’s right to choose

Stop new attack on abortion rights

03 February 2015
Tory MP Fiona Bruce has launched an attack on abortion rights.

Reports round-up

16 December 2014
Benefit cap; teenage homelessness; nuclear power plant failures; and court to rule on midwives and abortion case

Reports round-up

16 December 2014
Anti-abortion bigots confronted in south London | Electricians picket T Clarke in Romford | London students protest at Mayor's Question Time | Hundreds protest against fracking in Ellesmere Port | Christmas party for Freedom Riders | Marks and Spencer ballot is off after workers reinstated | UCU retreats from a fight over FE pay

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