Abortion Rights’ annual general meeting in June was held at City Hall, London. In addition to the formal business of the day, members watched an extraordinary documentary clip from ‘The last abortion clinic in Mississippi’ (available from the office) and heard from a US pro-choice activist about the rapidly deteriorating situation there and the lessons for Britain. Evidence of the importance of later abortion for some women was given from Marie Stopes International’s groundbreaking report on later abortion and Emily Thornberry, a leading pro-choice MP, spoke about the levels of support and opposition in parliament.
In the strategy discussion, members reconfirmed Abortion Right’s priority commitment to defending the time limit on abortion and also discussed how to maximise the opportunity of the 40th anniversary of the Abortion Act in 2007 to build support for an abortion law fit for the 21st Century. All recognised the seriousness of the current threat and pledged their active support for a loud, assertive campaign in the year ahead.
Abortion Rights is a democratic grass roots organisation that relies on the support of its membership to campaign. Members and affiliates receiive regular briefings and updates and can take part in deciding campaign polices including at the annual general meeting. Are you a member yet? Why not join today.