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"You Have the Right to Pleasure" - why Sex-Ed should be about more than just condoms: http://bit.ly/1b5NWow

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This Man Is Doing What No Doctor in Mississippi Has the Courage to Do

May 8

AfC statement on the High Court in London ruling that women from Northern Ireland are not entitled to free abortions on the NHS in England.

Alliance for Choice has congratulated the mother and daughter who took the UK government to court for forcing them to pay for an abortion which would have been freely available in England, Scotland or Wales for their bravery in standing up for women’s rights.  A spokesperson said “the situation this mother and daughter found themselves in is not uncommon – having too little money available to pay for travel and the procedure and so watching the pregnancy advance while becoming ever more desperate.
“They were lucky because they found the Abortion Support Network who helped them to pay for the abortion and to find cheaper flights. But why are women from here who pay the same taxes and able to get other health care in Britain not able to get abortions on the NHS? It is not enough for our politicians to say “because we don’t let them do it here”. This is a cop-out. Women from NI have abortions every day of the week, either in England or here in NI where hundreds of women every year break the law to cause their own abortions through the use of pills bought on the internet.
“The fact that women are treated like this by our politicians, who seem quite happy for us to break the law rather than provide a law to meet women’s healthcare needs, tells us that they do not value women in the way they do the male part of their electorate. It is now over a year since over 100 women (and some men) signed an open letter admitting to taking the abortion pill or of aiding and abetting a woman to take it. None of the signatories have been contacted by the police – or by anyone apart from the media. This says a lot about the approach to abortion here: “ignore it and hope it will go away”.
It is understood that the mother and daughter are to appeal the decision to the Court of Appeal and onwards. Alliance for Choice hope that their appeal is successful and that discrimination against women from here will end.
 
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Goretti Horgan on 07973528772 or Emma Campbell  on 07583859583
A poster from our campaign with Abortion Rights Campaign Ireland

A poster from our campaign with Abortion Rights Campaign Ireland

Stand Up For Choice

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"The Only Moral Abortion is My Abortion" - When the Anti-Choice Choose

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"We have anti-choice women in for abortions all the time. Many of them are just naive and ignorant until they find themselves with an unwanted pregnancy. Many of them are not malicious. They just haven’t given it the proper amount of thought until it completely affects them. They can be judgmental about their friends, family, and other women. Then suddenly they become pregnant. Suddenly they see the truth. That it should only be their own choice. Unfortunately, many also think that somehow they are different than everyone else and they deserve to have an abortion, while no one else does." (Physician, Washington State)

Day 4 | 16 Days: 16 ReasonsView our posts everyday for #16Days Support#extend1967Listen to our podcast https://soundcloud.com/allianceforchoice/struggling-with-silence-2013 Sign our petition https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/ni-needs-the-1967-abortion-actListen - Support - Share - Sign : I  1967Together we can campaign against the many forms of gender violence committed by withholding access to safe and legal abortion in Northern Ireland | 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

Day 4 | 16 Days: 16 Reasons
View our posts everyday for #16Days Support#extend1967
Listen to our podcast https://soundcloud.com/allianceforchoice/struggling-with-silence-2013 
Sign our petition https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/ni-needs-the-1967-abortion-act
Listen - Support - Share - Sign : I  1967

Together we can campaign against the many forms of gender violence committed by withholding access to safe and legal abortion in Northern Ireland | 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

Day 3 | 16 Days: 16 ReasonsView our posts everyday for #16Days Support #extend1967Listen to our podcasthttps://soundcloud.com/allianceforchoice/struggling-with-silence-2013 Sign our petition https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/ni-needs-the-1967-abortion-actListen - Support - Share - Sign : I  1967Together we can campaign against the many forms of gender violence committed by withholding access to safe and legal abortion in Northern Ireland | 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

Day 3 | 16 Days: 16 Reasons
View our posts everyday for #16Days Support #extend1967
Listen to our podcasthttps://soundcloud.com/allianceforchoice/struggling-with-silence-2013 
Sign our petition https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/ni-needs-the-1967-abortion-act
Listen - Support - Share - Sign : I  1967

Together we can campaign against the many forms of gender violence committed by withholding access to safe and legal abortion in Northern Ireland | 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

Day 2 | 16 Days: 16 ReasonsView our posts everyday for #16Days Support #extend1967Listen to our podcast https://soundcloud.com/allianceforchoice/struggling-with-silence-2013 Sign our petition https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/ni-needs-the-1967-abortion-actListen - Support - Share - Sign : I ♥ 1967
To support this social media awareness-raising project you can share our daily posts from Alliance for Choice Belfast Facebook as well as @alliance4choice and @NIextend1967 on Twitter (#16Days #extend1967 #abortionrights) While you are there, don’t forget to 'Like' our Facebook page :) 

Day 2 | 16 Days: 16 Reasons
View our posts everyday for #16Days Support #extend1967
Listen to our podcast https://soundcloud.com/allianceforchoice/struggling-with-silence-2013 
Sign our petition https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/ni-needs-the-1967-abortion-act
Listen - Support - Share - Sign : I ♥ 1967

To support this social media awareness-raising project you can share our daily posts from Alliance for Choice Belfast Facebook as well as @alliance4choice and @NIextend1967 on Twitter (#16Days #extend1967 #abortionrights) While you are there, don’t forget to 'Like' our Facebook page :)