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Women / Abortion

26 November 2008

Defend abortion rights

Protesting outside parliament in October 2008, photo Paul Mattsson

Protesting outside parliament in October 2008, photo Paul Mattsson

The 1967 Abortion Act made abortion legal and safe and available on the NHS. It was an important reform won by women demanding the right to have control over their own bodies, writes Elaine Brunskill, Socialist Party national committee.

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22 October 2008

Fast News

Hard as rock: Faced with escalating house repossessions, the government is now urging banks to be lenient on people falling behind with their mortgage payments...

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15 October 2008

Defend and extend abortion rights

Around 300 women and trade unionists attended a meeting last week in parliament in defence of abortion rights and a woman's right to choose organised by Abortion Rights (AR)...

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28 May 2008

Women welcome abortion rights victory: Now fight to extend rights

THE VARIOUS attempts to restrict rights to abortion, via amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology bill, ended in defeat on 20 May as MPs voted to keep the status quo, writes Eleanor Donne.

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14 May 2008

Defend and extend abortion rights

No reduction in the time limit, End the two-doctor rule: On 20 May Tory MP Nadine Dorries intends to move an amendment to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill to cut the current upper limit for abortion from 24 to 20 weeks, writes Eleanor Donne, Basildon Socialist Party.

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14 May 2008

Ladyfest: culture, politics and women

From 9-11 May Camden in London saw visitors from all over Britain, but also from other parts of the world...

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7 May 2008

'Raising the roof' at Usdaw conference

Shopworkers' union Usdaw's annual conference took place against the background of the credit crunch crises and just before Labour's election debacle, writes Robbie Segal, delegate, personal capacity.

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7 May 2008

Defend abortion rights

TORY MP Nadine Dorries has launched a campaign to reduce the upper limit on the time of abortions from the current 24-week limit to 20 weeks, writes Sarah Sachs-Eldridge.

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19 March 2008

Building a campaigning, fighting socialist party

Informed by discussions on likely political developments, worldwide and in Britain, the Socialist Party congress also examined what these mean for us organisationally in the session on 'building the Socialist party', writes Paula Mitchell, London Socialist Party secretary

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4 March 2008

Fight for a woman's right to choose

International women's day: Hypocrisy is not the word for it! The Guardian reported that Tory leader David Cameron pledged to give a third of jobs in his first government to women...

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1 March 2008

War, the environment and social issues

While economic issues are likely to be key to the development of a new party, they are not the only issues which are having a radicalising effect, particularly on young people...

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20 February 2008

Coventry protests at Widdecombe's attacks

ON 13 February, Anne Widdecombe's 'Not on Your Life' tour arrived at Coventry Cathedral... By Fiona Pashazadeh, Coventry West Socialist Party.

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14 February 2008

Defend abortion rights

Picket of Tory MP Ann Widdecombe

Picket of Tory MP Ann Widdecombe's anti-abortion meeting 6 February 2008, photo Paul Mattsson

Around 400 pro-choice protesters joined a pciket of Tory MP Ann Widdecombe's anti-abortion meeting 6 February 2008, demanding no attacks on abortion rights.

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23 January 2008

New threats to abortion rights

THIS APRIL marks the 40th anniversary of the enactment of the 1967 Abortion Act. That law change introducing safe, legal abortion in Britain has saved lives and given women more control over their lives... By Sarah Sachs-Eldridge

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25 October 2007

Do women still have the 'right to choose'?

Forty years after the 1967 Abortion Act: This month marks the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act. The reform was won by women who, increasingly confident as they became active in the workplace,...

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3 May 2007

Women must have the right to choose!

Abortion rights under threat: It has been revealed by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists that a woman's right to choose to terminate a pregnancy is under threat, due to a lack of medical staff willing to be involved in the procedure...

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7 February 2007

Rising anger and discontent in Europe

CWI World Congress report: IN THIS second report in the socialist from the recent ninth world congress of the Committee for a Workers' International, Paula Mitchell summarises some of the themes raised in the discussion on Europe....

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26 January 2006

Scaring children into believing in Jesus

Review: The Root of all evil, Channel 4: Richard Dawkins' two-part programme on religion on Channel 4, The Root of All Evil has provoked a massive over-reaction from the religious right. They show no sign of turning the other cheek and forgiving him!...

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7 July 2005

Block Bush in the streets!

Stop the right-wing takeover of the US Supreme Court: WITH THE resignation of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the most contentious political battle of Bush's second term has begun...

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12 March 2005

Bush threatens women's rights

THE RELIGIOUS right in the US has declared war on women and our reproductive rights...

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