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.

Vera Drake, dir. Mike Leigh, 2004. Film review – Tom Jennings

Vera Drake vividly portrays the paradoxes of backstreet abortion without passing judgement.

Nicaragua set to outlaw abortion

Pro-life campaigners welcome the proposed ban on abortion

Nicaragua is expected to approve a law that outlaws all forms of abortion today.