Action on Abortion demonstration

Will take place on Saturday 29 September, 2.00 – 4.00 pm

At the Old Palace Yard, opposite the Houses of Parliament

As anti-abortion ‘vigils’ outside abortion clinics start up again join this on International Day for the Decriminalisation of Abortion.

Issues being raised:

  • No abortion facilities in Northern Ireland. Women who want to terminate a pregnancy must travel to the UK or abroad to access services at great emotional and financial cost
  • Abortion law in England, Scotland and Wales is outdated. Although we have high quality abortion services, there is no ‘right’ to abortion. The consent of two doctors is required and each abortion must fit certain grounds. We need full decriminalisation and abortion on request.
  • There are 20 million unsafe abortions around the world every year – most of them in countries where abortion is criminalised or restricted. At least 47,000 women will die as a result and thousands more will suffer ill health.
  • Anti-choice campaigners are increasingly protesting outside abortion clinics – targeting individual women, causing distress and intimidation and sometimes even filming them.

More information:

Twitter using the hashtag #ActionOnAbortion

http://www.abortionrights.org.uk/

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About womensfightback17

Women’s Fightback is a socialist feminist paper and blog produced by members and supporters of the socialist group Workers' Liberty. Workers’ Liberty is a revolutionary socialist organisation fighting as part of the labour and student movements, and in campaigns, for a socialist alternative to capitalism, based on common ownership and democracy.

One comment

  1. Good luck with the demo! I will put it on my blog this weekend. I am doing a series on Political Women on my blog and the first woman I interviewed (Christine Clark) had an illegal abortion in the early 60s. This was before the first Abortion Act and it is forgotton how many women had to do this. its important that we don’t forget what women did in the past and also remember that for women in Ireland they have no choice but to make the journey to England and pay for abortions. best wishes lipsticksocialist
    my blog is lipsticksocialist.wordpress.com

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