Abortion Rights Blog

The national pro-choice campaign

AR newsletter Nov 2013

Abortion Rights Student conference, London

Scarily, we’ve had many student unions reporting increased anti-choice activity on campuses. In light of this and the ongoing clinic protests, we’re hosting the inaugural Abortion Rights Student Conferenceon Saturday November 23rd at University of London Union (ULU). Anyone and everyone involved in “studentland” (students, office bearers, educators etc.) is welcome! Please forward the flyerand/or Facebook event to your studentland networks, and register at choice@abortionrights.org.uk“>choice@abortionrights.org.uk.


Pro-choice activist training, Leeds

Education For Choice are holding a free training day for pro-choice activists in Leeds on Saturday 9th November (this Saturday!). If you’d like to attend or want more information, please email efc@brook.org.uk“>efc@brook.org.uk.


STUC Women’s Conference, Dundee

If you’re attending the STUC Women’s Conference on 11-12th November (or are in the area), come by and say hello at our stall. We’ll have facts, membership forms and goodies!


After Tiller, London

Education for Choice and Abortion Support Network are hosting a fundraising screening of After Tiller on Tuesday November 19th– watch the trailer and then grab tickets(they’re selling fast!). We hear there’ll be knitted uteri…need we say more?!


London Feminist Film Festival


LFFF is screening the world premier of Still Fighting: The Story of Clinic Escortson Sunday November 24th at 3:30pm, and Abortion Rights are proud to be on the Q&A panel that follows – full programme and tickets.




What we’ve been doing…


We attended the Feminism in London conference on October 26th and had a great time taking “I’m prochoice because…” photos and handing out Abortion Rights tote bags. Check out our Twitter and Facebook for all the happy snapsfrom this campaign – and remember, we always want to hear your reasons for being prochoice!



An international perspective…


Uganda:“Abortion is the fourth killer of women in Uganda and a total of 297,000 abortions are done every year, the United Nations Population Fund country representative, Esperance Fundira has said.” Read more.




Australia:According to Denele Crozier, of Women’s Health New South Wales and Reproductive Choice Australia, “a lack of rural abortion clinics [in NSW, Australia] has led to a rise in the number of babies being dumped at hospitals.”Interview audio and transcript.




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