Abortion rights

Northern Irish abortion rights vote at Young Labour policy conference

Submitted by AWL on 16 October, 2017 - 11:00

At Young Labour policy conference on 14-15 October a motion was brought which called for the extension of the 1967 Abortion Act to Northern Ireland. (See document here p31.)

Some supporters of Workers′ Liberty, as well as others we were working with, voted against this motion - not because they oppose abortion rights in Northern Ireland, obviously, but for other reasons. However, they were wrong to do so.

Repeal the 8th!

Submitted by Matthew on 4 October, 2017 - 10:20 Author: Gemma Short

In May or June 2018 Ireland will hold a referendum on whether to repeal the near-total constitutional ban on abortion.

This is a big deal for women in Ireland. The referendum would be won against the religious right, as with the 2015 referendum which voted in favour of same-sex marriages. Recent polling shows 82% in favour of some loosening of abortion laws.