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March For Choice –
We are the pro-choice majority! –
Saturday 5 May –
1pm at Parliament Square, London
To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act, Abortion Rights is organising a day of discussions and workshops and an evening of comedy, poetry and spoken word.
Saturday 28 October at the Rich Mix London
Day Event, 10:30 am – 4 pm
Evening Event, 7 pm – 10 pm
An action packed program brings together activists, journalists, politicians and performers to celebrate the legacy of the life-saving 1967 Abortion Act that dragged abortion out of the dangerous backstreet.
Assemble 12pm Saturday 20 May
Victoria Square in the centre of Birmingham
The anti-choice, US-inspired ‘March for Life’ is organising a ‘Life-fest’ event in the centre of Birmingham on Saturday 20 May.
‘March for Life’ might have a shiny family-friendly appearance but don’t be fooled. It is made up of extreme anti-women, anti-choice, evangelical groups which are homophobic and have links to the far right. ‘March for Life’ is styled on the US anti-abortion movement and is using the same extreme slogan ‘life from conception –no exception’. It is actively supported by US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Speakers are being flown in from the US to the march in Birmingham.
– Imelda Staunton and Mike Leigh join Abortion Rights’ panel
Abortion Rights is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act this year. This piece of legislation allowed women to receive safe and legal abortions for the first time avoiding the backstreet doctors and homemade remedies. This is an important stage in women’s liberation and should be seen as an part of our social history, not just for women but having knock on effects in our workplaces, universities and further legislation.