Vera’s Timely Reminder

Mike Leigh’s film about a backstreet abortionist provides a much-needed antidote to ‘pro-life’ propaganda Polly Toynbee Friday January 07 2005 The Guardian Mike Leigh’s Vera Drake opens today, evoking 1950s Britain in its every period detail, down to the last tin of Vim. But what starts in a warm glow of nostalgia for less materialist...
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Abortion: the facts

Abortion Rights is a pro-choice organisation campaigning to ensure that all women in the UK have access to safe, legal, free abortion on request. Our new publication, Abortion: the facts, explores the issue in depth, looking at the history of abortion law, clarifying the current situation, explaining methods of abortion and examining the global picture....
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who we are

Abortion Rights is the national pro-choice campaign. We are campaigning to defend and extend women’s rights and access to safe, legal abortion. We oppose any attack on the 1967 Abortion Act including any attempt to lower the abortion time limit. 40 years after the introduction of safe, legal abortion in Britain women’s rights should be advanced...
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Portuguese ban on abortion ship creates furore over women’s rights

By Elizabeth Nash in Madrid 09 September 2004 Politicians in The Netherlands have condemned the Portuguese government for banning a so-called Dutch “abortion ship” from docking in Portuguese waters. MPs criticised the “intimidating, disproportionate and exaggerated” reaction to the Women on Waves campaigners, reigniting Europe-wide criticism over Portugal’s restrictive abortion laws.