Saturday 9th July, from 1.30pm
Old Palace Yard, Westminster
In the last few months there have been a stream of anti-choice measures coming out of Westminster, aimed at rolling back our right to safe, legal abortion.
From amendments to the Health and Social Care bill imposing new counselling requirements for women seeking abortions, to the appointment of anti-choice group LIFE to the government’s sexual health advisory panel, to cuts in contraception, sexual health and teen pregnancy services and increasing waiting times for abortion as the NHS comes under increasing financial strain.
We have seen Nadine Dorries and other anti-choice advocates take to the airwaves to push the (mistaken) notion that women are being denied information about the mental and physical side-effects of abortion, and, of course, to plug their now-notorious bid to introduce girls-only abstinence-based sex education.
So if you’re a pro-choice supporter and you’re angry at these attempts to restrict our rights then join the protest!
Organised by Swansea Feminist Network, the demo has already attracted support from hundreds of people and we’re urging all Abortion Rights supporters to get involved too. We’re hoping for a great turn out and are lining up some great speakers.
We’ll be kicking off at 1.30pm on Saturday 9th July at Old Palace Yard, Westminster SW1P 3JY – opposite the public entrance to the Houses of Parliament. Nearest tube station: Westminster.
So join us there and raise your voice for choice!