A sudden rush of media stories in February and March has announced a campaign in Belgium that is variously calling variously for modernisation of the abortion law, decriminalisation of abortion, and complete removal of abortion from the Penal Code, insisting … Continued
We Face This Land by Sarah Maria Griffin Centuries ago, Women accused of witchcraft faced, amongst other ordeals, Trial by water Tied to a chair or run under a boat If she survives the drowning and floats She’s … Continued
A Campaign member recently wrote: “I’m on Northern Ireland’s biggest talk radio programme tomorrow morning to respond to a campaign that has been launched here. Could anyone give me any advice on how to talk about how this idea stigmatises??” … Continued
This study, by Elena Zacharenko, is primarily for progressive politicians and policy makers. It aims to provide the tools to help identify conservative actors working to oppose sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) at European level and proposes a positive counter-strategy. The findings of the study will also be useful for media and civil society actors.
In Sweden, conscientious objection is not recognised in law. A Swedish midwife who refused to participate in abortions or prescribe contraceptives, which are part of the job description for midwives, was turned down for jobs in three clinics in the region of Joenkoeping in 2014. Her case was tried by Sweden’s discrimination ombudsman and appealed to the district court. Both ruled against her claims of discrimination in 2015. The district court ordered her to pay the authorities’ legal costs. She then appealed to the Labour Court.
Women’s Link is suing the Health Department on behalf of “Ana”, a woman who was denied information by the Health Department about a serious fetal condition for almost six weeks during her pregnancy. She also faced discrimination in the Santa … Continued
Moves to criminalise people in Northern Ireland for buying abortion pills alongside a bill to decriminalise abortion in England & Wales A bill was introduced in the UK Parliament in London on 13 March that would decriminalise abortion up to … Continued
Country rankings on access to contraception in 45 European countries The Contraception Atlas at www.ContraceptionInfo.eu is a map that scores 45 countries in Europe on access to modern contraception. It was launched on 14 February in Brussels. The scores are … Continued
We will tweet and re-tweet the 28th campaign.
5th Annual March for Choice, Dublin, 24 September with solidarity events in the UK, Belgium, Australia, France, Germany, Portugal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Canada, Cambodia and Sweden. + ROSA – for Reproductive rights, against Oppression, Sexism and Austerity – Rally in Cork, 21 September, and … Continued