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- Abortion law in England, Scotland and Wales is outdated.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.
Twitter using the hashtag #ActionOnAbortion