Abortion Rights Blog

The national pro-choice campaign

10 ways to make a difference

Everyone can make a difference to the vote on Tuesday 20th May – even if you just have five minutes . . .

  • 1) Write to your MP. Model letters, briefings and details of how you can contact your MP are available to help. Please forward on copies of any responses you receive to help us build a clear picture of parliamentary support.
  • 2) Join the emergency protest Tuesday 20th May 5.30pm outside Parliament – Old Palace Yard opposite St Stephen’s entrance.

  • 3)Write a letter to your local or national paper outlining why the abortion time limit should be defended – local press has an impact on MPs
  • 4) Join Abortion Rights. We rely on funding from individual members, affiliates and supporters. As the campaign intensifies around the Bill we will need significantly greater resources than before to counter the impact of the well-funded anti-abortion lobby.
  • 5) Make a donation, or organise a fundraising or sponsored event You can make a secure online payment system on the website (no paypal account required) or by cheque to ‘Abortion Rights’ 18 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL
  • 6) Pass a resolution in your trade union branch, women’s or student group. This is useful way of engaging others in the issue and building practical support for the campaign. You can download a model resolution here to adapt for your meeting.
  • 7) Sign up for regular email briefings updating you on the situation in parliament and next steps in the campaign using the action alert section of the website. Please also forward on the briefings to others who may be interested and encourage them to sign up too.
  • 8) Add your pro-choice message to the pro-choice majority’ website . The public support collected will be used in future media and campaigning work.
  • 9) Volunteer The campaign is looking for volunteers to help with the work of the busy London office and also at events. If you can help, please email choice@abortionrights.org.uk
  • 10) Organise a pro-choice meeting, event or publicity action. Abortion Rights can provide speakers or speaker notes, films for screenings and placards for events in student unions, trade union branches and public meetings.

    Thank you for your support.