FRENCH POLYNESIA – Open Letter to Brigitte Macron (First Lady, France) from En Marche French Polynesia branch

  This open letter from women in the political party En Marche to the First Lady of France asserts the right of women in French Polynesia and New Caledonia to equal treatment in respect of French abortion law and policy … Continued

IRELAND – Eighth Amendment Committee members worried they will be unable to reach a consensus

  Members of the Irish parliament’s Eighth Amendment Committee have expressed doubts about whether they can deliver an agreed set of recommendations on the wording of their report for the abortion referendum, with fears that up to three reports could … Continued

FETAL ANOMALY – Ending a pregnancy because of Down’s Syndrome is not a precursor to eugenics

On 19 August, Quartz published a post about the prevalence of Down syndrome in Iceland in which the author Bonnie Rochman writes: “In Iceland, nearly every woman who undergoes prenatal testing and whose fetus receives a diagnosis of Down syndrome decides to end her pregnancy.”

IRELAND/NORTHERN IRELAND – Anti-abortion groups create huge posters with gruesome images to use at protests

  At the end of July, three anti-abortion groups planned to display huge pictures of mangled babies at events on Dame Street in Dublin, and at Belfast and Manchester airports. The groups were refused permission by the authorities to do … Continued

UK – Another anti-abortion case goes up to the European Court of Human Rights

  An anti-abortion Christian group has supported an individual woman to file a claim in the European Court of Human Rights after she failed in a private prosecution to force the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service to prosecute two pro-choice doctors. … Continued

NORTHERN IRELAND – Anti-abortion hijacking of the slogan “Black Lives Matter”

  The anti-abortion movement may have coined a new slogan (Both Lives Matter) off the back of the US movement against racism and police brutality, called Black Lives Matter, but it is not a new concept for them. In fact, … Continued

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