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Pro-choice protesters challenge anti-abortion bigots outside east London clinic

15 October 2013
Local residents and activists outnumbered anti-abortion bigots in Stratford, east London, last Saturday.

Reports round-up

08 October 2013
Second post walkout in Burnley | March to defend abortion rights | Barnet bosses put council jobs at risk | Hundreds protest at Newport mural demolition | Strong vote for strikes at Liverpool University | University workers threaten walkouts

Abortion protest challenges bigots

24 September 2013
The Abortion Rights campaign in Cardiff will hold a counter protest against the anti-abortion 40 Days for Life group each Saturday starting this week. 

People are beginning to demand real change in the US

02 July 2013
Medea Benjamin of the anti-war campaign Codepink says the tide is starting to turn for social justice activists

No real choice on abortion in Ireland

07 May 2013
 The Irish government’s new legislation on abortion will leave many women with a “choice” of an unwanted pregnancy or an unsafe, illegal abortion. 

Irish inquest rules on Savita’s ‘barbaric’ death

23 April 2013
Savita Halappanavar died because of “medical misadventure”, an inquest jury in Ireland has ruled unanimously.

Inquest into Savita Halappanavar's death opens

09 April 2013
An inquest began this week into the death of Savita Halappanavar at Galway University Hospital last October.

Protests at anti-abortionists in Cardiff

21 March 2013
Pro-choice campaigners have stood up to anti-abortion bigots in Cardiff for three weeks in a row.

Protesters in Ireland demand abortion rights in wake of Savita's death

15 November 2012
Thousands gathered outside the Irish parliament on Wednesday night after news that Savita Halappanavar, a 31 year old woman, had died in a Galway hospital after repeatedly being denied a life-saving abortion.

London solidarity with Irish abortion campaigners

15 November 2012
Pro-choice demonstrators picketed the Irish embassy in London last night, Wednesday, in protest at the death of Savita Halappanavar.

How the Tories aim to shift the terms of the abortion debate

16 October 2012
One in three women in Britain will have an abortion in their lifetime. When the Abortion Act made abortion legal in 1967 it was a milestone moment in the fight for women’s liberation.

Tory ministers line up to threaten women's rights to abortion

06 October 2012
Women face a new threat to their abortion rights. Jeremy Hunt, the new secretary of state for health, and Maria Miller, the new minister for women and equalities, have both declared support for cutting the abortion time limit.

Turkey: Protests for right to abortion

05 June 2012
"I consider abortion to be murder."

We defend abortion rights for all

15 May 2012
Right wing newspapers splashed another abortion scare story over their pages this week.

Worthing carnival takes on anti-abortion bigots

17 April 2012
Around 70 people attended a "Carnival for Choice" in Worthing, West Sussex, on Sunday organised by campaign group Brighton Pro-Choice.

Rise up and defend abortion rights in the US

10 April 2012
The war on women’s rights in the US has taken centre stage in this year’s Republican presidential primary race.

Abortion isn’t a ‘tough issue’—most back a woman’s right to choose

03 April 2012
Hundreds of pro-choice protesters took on anti-abortion bigots in central London last week.

Pro-choice picket takes on the anti-abortion bigots in London

03 April 2012
Hundreds of protesters descended on Bedford Square in London last Friday to defend a woman’s right to choose. Chanting, "They say no choice—we say pro-choice!", they almost surrounded bigots from the 40 Days for Life campaign.

The forces behind anti-choice picket

20 March 2012
"I think the end of abortion is closer than we ever could have believed." These are the chilling words of David Bereit, national director of the anti-choice 40 Days for Life campaign.

Pro-choice pickets to fight for women’s rights

20 March 2012
Pro-choice campaigners are organising against the bigots in London.

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