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... Read More
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.... Read More
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... Read More
The monthly ‘pro-choice lottery’ club is a fun and easy way to make regular contributions to support our campaigning. Every month, a lucky Abortion Rights supporter wins a ‘jackpot’ of up to £200 and five others win £10 ‘prizes’! Tickets cost just £2 each per month – the more you buy, the greater your... Read More
NOW Press Release November 22 After heated debate in [U.S] Congress Saturday night, anti-abortion legislators bullied into law broad new limitations on women’s reproductive health care.
Sheffield University Student Union is organising a unique event which will explore a series of important issues including: violence against women, reproductive rights, trafficking and student feminism.
The real late abortion scandal is that women who are legally entitled to help are not getting it. Ann Furedi, The Guardian, Wednesday October 13, 2004 “British Pregnancy Advisory Service helps women get illegal abortions,” the Sunday Telegraph announced this week. It was followed up with a five-page special investigation under the headline: “NHS-funded charity... Read More
On Friday October 28 at 10.00 at the criminal court in Lisbon, Portugal (Rua Pinheiro Chagas) a young woman will stand trial for having an illegal abortion.
Emotive images from the womb have distorted the case for abortion Anne Weyman, The Guardian, Wednesday October 27 2004 In recent months concerted efforts by anti-abortion organisations, and their supporters in the press, have created a frenzy of activity around the emotive and complex issue of late abortion. Massively magnified images of a 12-week foetus... Read More
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.