abortion

Coopting the language of the left at the pro-life march on Washington

Temptation by Max Beckmann

A pro-life marcher speaking the language of the Left and what it says about the tone and form of a position versus the content.

1970: The Vancouver to Ottawa Abortion Caravan

In 1970 a group of Feminist embarked on a caravan tour from Vancouver to Ottawa to protest the lack of rights to access to abortion in Canada.

Gallardón's Law would force women to give birth

Grafitti saying "Aborto LIbre" on a church building in Salamanca

Proposed new Spanish abortion law which would force women to give birth stuns womens' organisations.

Pope embraces the No Choice March in Rome

Pro-life supporters march in Rome on Mother's Day (March 12); meanwhile a hundred of left-wing activist also rallied to remember Giorgiana Masi, the 18-year old who was killed in 1977 during a rally celebrating the anniversary of the victory of the divorce referendum.

Women are Denied the Right to Abortion in Jesi, Ancona

Women are de facto denied the right to abortion in the hospital of Jesi (a small town near Ancona), where all the gynecologists are objectors. Local of CGIL Union denounced this episode as a violation of a right guaranteed by Italian Law 194/1978, itself the result of a decade of feminist struggles.

The rise of the British culture warriors

This post was prompted by Joseph Kay's "bodies as a site of class struggle." As well as raising some interesting questions regarding the right to choose and class struggle - which I'll offer my own thoughts on here - it also prompted me to look more closely at the re-ignited abortion debate. I've been aware of it only peripherally due to my focus being elsewhere, but certainly what's happening there is very scary indeed.

Opposing US anti-abortionists in England - European Counter Network

Report on demonstrations against the 1993 visit of a group of US anti-abortionists to the UK.

Bodies on the frontline

Leaflet produced for a demonstration in 1986, against a proposed law to reduce access to abortion.

Protests in Belfast in support of women's right to choose

Ulster political parties oppose women's rights

The Alliance for Choice in Northern Ireland is heading up a campaign for the extension of the 1967 Abortion Act to Northern Ireland. On Wednesday 22nd there will be a vote on an amendment to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill in Westminster to extend the Act to NI - 41 years after its introduction in the rest of the UK.