Pro Choice

Marching Against The DUP

Fran Springfield | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Politics
Fran Springfield

Decent, safe homes, a woman's right to choose, a society that does not discriminate, these are values for all. We will continue to demonstrate until they are achieved.

Conservative Commentator Tomi Lahren Confuses Viewers Over Pro-Choice Views, But Should We Be Surprised?

Kerry Abel | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Politics
Kerry Abel

As uncomfortable as it is to find allies with people you fundamentally disagree with, Lahren is exposing the deep-rooted hypocrisy in terms of what it means to be a libertarian. Lahren is right that libertarians cannot on the one hand say the government should have limited involvement in things like gun control, yet at the same time dictate what women can do with their bodies.

What Does Trumpism Look Like In The UK?

Kerry Abel | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Kerry Abel

If you are a Birmingham resident, we encourage you to lobby your MP and local councillor to object to these extremists marching in the centre of Birmingham and being given public properly to do so, you can use our model letter to contact your local representative.

Jaw Jaw Not Abortion War: Can We Debate Without Fear?

Lisa Hallgarten | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Lisa Hallgarten

When women seeking abortion are targeted outside clinics, when clinic escorts are assaulted, when anti-abortion protestors' tactics are to intimidate and maximise distress, it feels a bit too much like war. For those of us who want to engage in this debate but prefer 'jaw jaw to war war', verbatim theatre like 'I told my mum....' is a brilliant place to start.

This Saturday, Let's March For Real Reproductive Choice

Clare Murphy | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK
Clare Murphy

When Donald Trump declared last year that women who have abortions should be punished, he met widespread condemnation. Yet in the UK we have no right to be smug. In our country today, women can and are being punished for having an abortion.

#RepealThe8th: Why Ireland's Abortion Laws Belong In The Past

Jordan Marley | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jordan Marley

Abortion - one of the most discussed and defining issues in Ireland. As per the Eighth Amendment, "the State acknowledges the right to life of the un...

Why Our Reproductive Rights Depend On Difficult People (And How To Become One Of Them)

Genevieve Edwards | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Genevieve Edwards

As front doors go, you probably wouldn't notice it if it wasn't for the ever-present protesters outside. They might prompt you to glance at the sign n...

Life Isn't That Black And White

Laura Moore | Posted 08.10.2017 | UK Parents
Laura Moore

Last nights BBC2 documentary 'A World Without Down's Syndrome?' has already raised a lot of questions before it was even aired and although my son doesn't have Downs syndrome it is still something which affected me during my pregnancy and the issues surrounding it continue to affect me today.

Pro-Choice Campaigners Find Novel Way To Beat Northern Ireland Abortion Ban

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK

Pro-choice campaigners are planning to deliver abortion pills to women in Northern Ireland, the only part of the UK where it remains illegal in all bu...

Ten Things You Should Know About Anti-Abortion Protestors Before You Go for an Abortion

Genevieve Edwards | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Genevieve Edwards

Let's get this straight: you have the right to use legal abortion services free from harassment or intimidation. And while not everyone who sees the protesters is upset by them, we know that their activities can add to the stress some women feel about having an abortion, and that's just not on.

GoFund My Abortion? Why I Gave Money to a Total Stranger on Twitter

Hannah Jane Thompson | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Tech
Hannah Jane Thompson

Pro-choice? No. Just pro-half of humanity. Abortion is never anyone's first choice. But it should always be an option if the worst happens. The idea that I would have nowhere to turn had one of my tests shown up two red lines, fills me with such pale and skin-crawling horror that I can barely even contemplate it.

The UK Is Pro-choice - Time for a Law That Reflects That

Ann Furedi | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK
Ann Furedi

As the celebrated US feminist Gloria Steinem said on a trip to the UK last week - that "the state stops at our skins". Without the ability to make reproductive choices, we lose the ability to make decisions about our lives... Why in 2016 can a woman be sent to prison for trying to end her own pregnancy‎, and a nurse or midwife for helping her?

Abortion Law Is Killing Women in Northern Ireland

Stephen Donnan | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics
Stephen Donnan

The fact that four completely volunteer funded and non-profit organisations are doing the job of the State in providing advice, counselling, medical care and financial assistance for women's reproductive health is nothing less than a bloody disgrace; this has to end before we have another Savita Halappanavar.

It's Not Right or Wrong, It's About Choice

Barbara Ntumy | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Barbara Ntumy

As an African raised in a Christian household, where reading the bible was how my mum encouraged me to practice my reading skills. Most would assume that I'm anti choice - when in fact the opposite is true...

Naomi's Choice - Why the Pro-life Bubble Needs to Burst

Ruth Harrison Roberts | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Harrison Roberts

It's thought that once you've had your (seemingly in particular medical abortion) the aftercare is non-existent. You pop the pills, and away you go. Don't travel, just go home and rest, have someone to stay with you and take a couple of days off work.

When Women Are Prepared to Die to Terminate A Pregnancy, We Need to Listen

Tilly Grove | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK
Tilly Grove

We need laws, and we need a shift in public discourse, that reflects this. If abortion was universally free, safe, accessible, and decriminalised up to the point of birth, pregnant people would not feel the need to place themselves in extreme danger time and time again.

Why We Need Buffer Zones Around Abortion Clinics

Becky Hopper | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

Buffer zones, however, aren't taking away the right to protest, they're simply protecting the privacy of women - one in three women have an abortion in today's society by the way - and keeping them safe.

A Letter to My 18 Month Old on Women's Day

Zubin Madon | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Zubin Madon

Do not shackle yourself to gender centric paradigms of a hypocritical society; do not scuttle your dreams for ascendancy of your "natural role" (for want of a better euphemism) as a mother or a wife.

I am Pro Choice. I Am Not Ashamed

Stephen Donnan | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Donnan

It has taken me a long time to come to terms with the truth that I am pro Choice and I am unashamedly so. I was always afraid to say it because of the nature of NI's deeply conservative society and how it would reflect on my character.

The Hidden Agenda Behind the Explicit Criminalisation of Sex-Selective Abortion

George Iordanou | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
George Iordanou

We need to avoid the restriction of women's right to choose how to deal with their own bodies and we need to take positive steps to make sure that the choices they make reflect the exercise of their informed judgement and not the pressure of their families or cultures.

Should Men Get a Say in Abortion?

Jack Fletcher | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

At first glance it makes sense that men, who helped create what is now a foetus in a pregnant woman, should have a say in if a woman has an abortion or not. So it seems pretty logical to give men a legal part in the decision to some extent right? The problem is it's just not that simple.

Eradicating the Shame of Abortion

Abigail Eaton-Masters | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Abigail Eaton-Masters

Abortion - the word is like totally loaded. It touches the hearts of women and society on a global scale. Yet too many professional women are seeking out help to deal with their shame around abortion, and for many women who have undergone abortion are in need of releasing their shame story.

Pregnant Woman Sticks It To Anti-Abortion Protesters

Becky Hopper | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

A video has been posted online of a heavily pregnant woman absolutely sticking it to anti-abortion protesters. She deserves a massive thank you and a high five from women everywhere! What a hero!

Cardiff Uni Chooses To Not Be Pro-Choice In Landslide Victory

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A motion to make Cardiff University's Student Union officially pro-choice was defeated by such a landslide that the votes weren't even counted. The...

Cardiff University Students To Vote On Whether To Officially Become A 'Pro Choice Union'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A row over free speech is brewing as students at Cardiff University gear up to vote on whether their union should officially become "pro choice". T...