Amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — to be debated in Parliament in May — are likely to seek to reduce time limits for access to abortion. Some MPs, even some who are generally pro-choice, may vote for these changes, either because they agree with a lower time limit or in the hope that the changes will accompany liberalisation of access to early terminations. But an attack on the time limit will have devastating impact on the small number of women who need later abortion — often vulnerable women facing unusual and difficult circumstances such as late diagnosis of pregnancy, rape or domestic abuse or NHS delays. Such changes will be an attack on a woman’s right to choose!
Feminist Fightback will be organising leafleting in the Clapham junction area, in south London on Saturday 26th April from 1pm, followed by a protest outside the Battersea Labour Party office targeting local Labour MPs who are wavering on the issue — Martin Linton (Battersea), Kate Hoey (Vauxhall) and Sadiq Khan (Tooting).
The aim of the leafleting is to raise public awareness of the issues involved and to raise a broad series of pro-choice demands, relating not only to abortion rights, but to sex education, childcare, the NHS and the welfare state.
Come along, bring your friends.
This action is part of a week of action on this issue including a lobby of parliament on Wednesday 7th May. 3-6pm lobby of Parliament Click here for more details
Saturday 26th April
Meet 1pm, outside the front of Clapham Junction station (five-ten minutes from both Waterloo and Victoria). We will be wearing red Feminist Fightback T-shirts.
Then meet 2.15pm, outside Battersea Labour Party office, 177 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5LW