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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.


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

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
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

Reports round-up

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

International round-up

23 September 2014
Greek workers strike; Egyptian socialist Mahienour el-Massry released;Spanish Tories drop plans to overturn 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.

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.

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