Abortion Rights Blog

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week of action 21-27th April – get involved!

Abortion Rights has called a national ‘Pro-choice Week of Action’ ahead of the 40th anniversary of the enactment of the 1967 Abortion on 27th April 2008.
With amendments expected in parliament this spring to drive back women’s abortion rights, this is an opportunity for all supporters to get active locally with street stalls, petitions, public meetings and letters to local press.

What you can do . . . .

  • Sign up for regular email briefings updating you on the situation in parliament and next steps in the campaign using the action alert section of the website. Please also forward on the briefings to others who may be interested and encourage them to sign up too.
  • Write to your MP. Model letters, briefings and details of how you can contact your MP are available to help. Please forward on copies of any responses you receive to help us build a clear picture of parliamentary support.
  • Pass a resolution in your trade union branch, women’s or student group. This is useful way of engaging others in the issue and building practical support for the campaign. You can download a model resolution here to adapt for your meeting.
  • Organise a pro-choice meeting, event or publicity action. Abortion Rights can provide speakers or speaker notes, films for screenings and placards for events in student unions, trade union branches and public meetings.


  • Write a letter for your local paper. Please download the model letter, add any local details and send to your local paper’s letters editor ahead of the 40th anniversary on 27th April.
  • Join Abortion Rights. We rely on funding from individual members, affiliates and supporters. As the campaign intensifies around the Bill we will need significantly greater resources than before to counter the impact of the well-funded anti-abortion lobby.
  • Add your pro-choice message to the pro-choice majority’ website . The public support collected will be used in future media and campaigning work.

    Thank you for your support.