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Abortion Rights

Pregnant in Ireland? The state owns your body

19 August 2014
The Irish state was compelled to introduce limited abortion legislation in 2012 and give women the right to abortion if their life was at risk.

Resist racist abortion panic—defend women's right to choose

27 May 2014
The shockwave of Ukip’s success has put the mainstream parties in a panic. The Liberal Democrats are in meltdown and Nick Clegg’s leadership is on the line.

Abortion: a woman's right to choose

22 April 2014
Some of the tabloids are attacking model and escort Josie Cunningham for wanting an abortion. She has judged that having another child will get in the way of her career. She’s right. And that’s the real problem.

International round-up

11 March 2014
International Women's Day protests defend abortion rights in Spain | Anger after Nazi knifings in Sweden | Freed ex-Black Panther criticises trial | Clashes continue in Venezuela

Cardiff march challenges anti-abortion bigots

11 March 2014
Over 100 pro choice activists marched through Cardiff on International Women’s Day to protest against anti-abortion group 40 Days for Life.

Protests defend abortion in Spain

11 March 2014
Mass demonstrations took place around the Spanish state last Saturday to mark International Women’s Day. 

Solidarity protests against Spain's vicious anti-abortion law

14 January 2014
Around 200 people marched through Edinburgh last Sunday in solidarity with protests against attacks on abortion rights in Spain.

Students discuss abortion rights

26 November 2013
Students from universities and student unions around Britain came together for a lively Abortion Rights student conference last Saturday.

Reports round-up 2

19 November 2013
Lobby over Labour council’s cuts plan | Wandsworth set for march to save jobs | Cleaners fight for London Living Wage | Defend abortion rights on campuses | Home Office rep ‘unfairly sacked’

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.

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