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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.

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

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

News round-up

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

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