Tag Archives: Abortion Rights

Abortion rights slashed in Texas: Free, safe, and legal abortion now!

By Grace Fors, from Dallas, Texas and a member of Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the United States) Virtually overnight, abortion is banned in Texas. Every one of the already-scarce clinics in the state has halted abortion services. Neighboring states like Louisiana and Arkansas are already seeing an increase in abortion patients from Texas. Millions of women are now terrified that ...

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Poland — the women’s strike movement and the way forward

When judges sitting as a ‘Constitutional Tribunal’ ruled to make practically all cases of abortion illegal, even when the foetus has a severe and permanent disability or incurable disease, a massive protest, the women’s strike — Strajk Kobiet, broke out by Tiphaine Soyez from Alternatywa Socjalistyczna (our sister organisation in Poland) Autumn 2020 was marked by a huge movement of ...

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Argentina: Abortion legalised! A triumph for the ‘Green Tide’ movement

By Marcos Ariel, ISA (International Socialist Alternative- the international socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated) supporter in Argentina In a historic day, the morning of December 30 and after 12 hours of debate, the archaic Argentine Senate approved the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy Act (IVE) by 38 votes in against 29. When the result of the vote ...

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Abortion figures in line with expectations, but some women still forced to travel

Speaking after the release of official figures showing that 6,666 people accessed safe legal abortions in Ireland in the first year, abortion rights campaigner, Ruth Coppinger, said the figures were in line with expectations, but should be analysed now to see who is being left behind:  “6,666 pregnant people were able to get legal, safe abortions with their own GP ...

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Abortion rights, marriage equality: The North is Now!

By Eleanor Crossey Malone Over three-quarters of MPs in the House of Commons have voted to extend abortion rights and equal marriage here via amendments to the Northern Ireland Bill. If made into law, the amendments would remove the North from the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act, decriminalising abortion, in the event that Stormont does not resume by 22 ...

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New assault on abortion rights in the US

By Lucy Marron In May, the Alabama legislature passed a near total ban on abortion, the most restrictive state law in the US since the Roe v. Wade ruling made access to terminations a federal right in 1973. This bill makes abortion illegal at any stage of pregnancy, except when the pregnant person’s life is at risk, and it threatens ...

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Brutal attack on abortion rights in the US

By Keely Mullen, Socialist Alternative (sister organisation of the Socialist Party in Ireland)  In late May, the Republican-controlled Alabama Legislature passed, and the governor signed, a near complete ban on abortion. This is now the most restrictive state law on abortion in the country since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973. This Alabama bill makes abortion illegal at any ...

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