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Abortion Rights

The Battle for Reproductive Justice Is up to Us

Support from the Trump administration has emboldened anti-abortion activists, who have increased in both numbers and in the severity of their tactics.

Kate Castle

March 8, 2018

Trump Signs Executive Order Against Abortion

Donald Trump denied funding to organizations that carry out or provide counseling for abortions abroad, thus reviving what has been a Republican policy since 1980.

The Struggle for Abortion Rights in Ireland

Women in Ireland still do not have the right to an abortion and the Catholic church continues to hold a central role in political life. What is the struggle for abortion rights like in Ireland and how does reformism weaken the struggle?

J. McAnulty

December 7, 2016

Argentina Rises Against Gender Violence

Hundreds of thousands mobilize in Argentina against femicide and violence against women.

The Patriarchal Mandate is Written in Blood

The abominable regularity of femicide. Expropriation of sexual autonomy and commodification of women. Feminization of poverty and job insecurity. The right to a life free of violence.

Andrea D'Atri

February 3, 2016

Thousands Protest Against the Right Wing and for the Right to Choose!

On Wednesday, October 29, over 3,000 people gathered in the streets of Rio de Janeiro to protest PL 5069, a law that further criminalizes abortion in Brazil. There, protesters denounced the conservative right wing and called for women's right to abortion.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

November 5, 2015

Sixty-Five Thousand Strong at National Women’s Meeting

On October 10-12, the 30th annual National Women's Meeting (Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres) took place in the coastal city of Mar del Plata, Argentina. There, the Left and the Workers’ Front (FIT) joined Pan y Rosas, a national women's organization advanced by the PTS with sister organizations in Uruguay, Mexico, Brazil and Spain.

Gloria Grinberg

October 23, 2015

Thousands protest in Berlin for the right to choose

Last Saturday, the reactionary "March for Life" took place in Berlin. At the same time, several thousand counter-protesters took to the streets calling for an unrestricted right to abortion and for sexual self-determination.

Oskar Huber

September 24, 2015

Holy Hypocrisy

The Pope announced that the Catholic Church will 'forgive' those women who have had abortions - a grave sin in Catholic dogma - if they show themselves truly 'wholeheartedly repentant'. The news has made world headlines but does little to alter the fundamentally reactionary and mysoginist stance of the Church.

Left Voice

September 16, 2015