ITALY – United Against Hate – Making Verona a Trans-Feminist City

National and international women’s and feminists’ associations are organising three days of activism in Verona, Italy, in opposition to the 2019 World Congress of Families, which is the world’s biggest gathering of international anti-abortion and anti-LGBT rights activists and their political allies. In 2018, Verona’s local council passed a municipal motion “to prevent abortion” and allow public money to fund anti-abortion groups and dissuade women from ending pregnancies. Italy’s interior minister and deputy premier Matteo Salvini, from the … Continued

ARGENTINA – Former Education Minister equates abortion with murdering a woman 

  #NiUnaMenos (translated as #NotOneLess in English) is a national movement in Argentina that protests against the murder of women, often by their partners or ex-partners, as an issue of gender-based violence and misogyny.   Estaban Bullrich, a former minister in Argentina’s governing party, has sparked anger by comparing the abortion of a female fetus to these murders. Presumably seeking publicity because he is running for public office, he claimed in a radio interview that … Continued

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 the same at Dublin and Cork airports. They claimed to want to “show the humanity of the unborn child and expose the horrific reality of abortion which the abortion industry strives to keep hidden from … 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. The doctors were secretly filmed agreeing to permit an abortion for reasons of sex selection. The filming was part of an undercover sting by anti-abortion journalists in 2012 to entrap the doctors into breaching theAdd … 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, it is Catholic policy to claim that a pregnant woman’s life and fetal life deserve equal treatment and have equal rights. That is also what the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution says, which is … Continued

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