#WhyDecrim Event

On the 10th of October, Abortion Rights held a public meeting with a panel discussion in Parliament. We bought together MPs, campaigners and healthcare providers together to the case of why abortion needs to be decriminalised across the UK. Abortion remains a crime across the UK, with a maximum sentence of life in prison. Abortion Rights...
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Pope Francis compares abortion to hiring a hitman

Abortion Rights’ response to Pope Francis likening abortion to hiring a ‘contract killer’ Kerry Abel, Chair of Abortion Rights says ‘These comments from Pope Francis are disappointing and out of touch. Polling shows that even committed Catholics often ignore these comments and do what is best for their families and their lives.’ Sarah Cartin, Christians...
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Abortion Rights Statement – ‘abortion rights’ tops the priorities ballot at this year’s Labour Women’s Conference

Responding to the news that ‘abortion rights’ has topped the priorities ballot at this year’s Labour Women’s Conference, Chair of the Abortion Rights campaign Kerry Abel said: ‘We are delighted that so many Labour Party branches across the country see the importance of abortion in women’s lives. There has been a significant resurgence in interest...
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Victory for common sense’ as court upholds abortion access

Abortion Rights Vice Chair and Lawyers for Choice member in Glasgow analysed the challenge made by SPUC and the ruling.  In November 2017, the Scottish Government issued guidance designating a woman’s home as a place where the second abortion pill could be taken. By way of background, the abortion pill consists of two medicines. The...
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Can you believe this S**t!?

When a gang of far right racists, including UKIP members, attacked Bookmarks bookshop in central London last Saturday they abused the staff, ripped up anti-racist posters and wrecked displays. They shouted their support for Trump and the fascist Tommy Robinson— one wore a Trump mask— as they pulled books off the shelves that particularly offended...
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The Green Scarf – The Fight for Abortion Rights in Latin America

Chilean activist and Abortion Rights volunteer Fernanda Marín Rey writes – why abortion campaigners carry green scarfs in Chile and Argentina. Latin America has recently experienced a couple of new and exciting changes in the reproductive and sexual rights arena, especially in the extreme south: Chile and Argentina, two neighbour countries but with very different...
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