Conservative commentator confuses viewers over pro-choice views, but should we be surprised?

An American conservative commentator, Tomi Lahren, has been fired from her job on a conservative news network TheBlaze, after making pro-choice comments during an interview on The View. Lahren, known for her constitutional conservative views, explained that it would be hypocritical of her to say that she’s in favour of limited government interference, but at...
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What does Trumpism look like in the UK?

What does Trumpism look like in the UK? Kerry Abel, Chair of Abortion Rights Many have been disgusted by the impact Trump had in his first week in office, signing a series of inflammatory Executive orders rolling back affordable healthcare, giving the green light to expand oil pipelines without regard for the environment, passing the...
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Abortion Rights Statement on Nuffield Council on Bioethics Report

Earlier this week, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics published a recommendation report regarding non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) to be used to find early NHS screening for Down’s, Edwards and Patau’s. Although the report positively discusses the increase in information that this prenatal test will bring, it also says that women should be denied information about...
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50 quid for 50 years!

We would like to encourage our members to participate in a new fundraiser for 2017, following the motion passed at our AGM last February. We would like to invite you to help us reach out to social and labour movement organisations such as trade union branches and CLPs, to ask them to donate ‘£50 for...
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Scottish pro-choice group opposes US evangelical-led campaign

Edinburgh stands up for abortion rights  At 3 pm on Saturday 25th February, the Edinburgh Abortion Rights group and supporters are holding a pro-choice protest in Edinburgh to oppose a new US-led movement against abortion access in Scotland. Edinburgh Abortion Rights is a local branch of the national pro-choice campaign, Abortion Rights. They are campaigning...
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ABORTION (DISABILITY EQUALITY) BILL

Background to the Bill The Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill is a Private Member’s Bill sponsored by Lord Shinkwin and proposes to make an amendment to the 1967 Abortion Act, which would remove section 1(1)(d), which allows for an abortion when: Two registered medical practitioners are of the opinion that ‘there is a substantial risk that...
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