Saturday, November 18, 2006

[London] Tues 22nd Nov
Stop the anti-choice offensive!

Press release from Abortion Rights regarding the pro-choice national lobby coming up later this month:
Public meeting 22nd November, 7pm — 9pm Room 10, House of Commons, Westminster
Speakers include:
  • Polly Toynbee Guardian Columnist
  • Dr Kate Paterson MRCOG, NFFP Consultant in Community Gynecology and Reproductive Health
  • Laura Moffatt MP Labour Party
  • Not-yet-announced Liberal Democrat MP
  • Jacqui Lait MP Conservative Party
  • Lorene Fabian AMICUS
  • Rebecca Gill TUC Women's Officer
  • Kat Stark NUS Women’s Officer
Following two years of relentless and misleading media campaigning, the anti-choice lobby has now turned to drive its dangerous agenda through parliament. Notwithstanding the defeat of a cynical anti-choice backbench bill at the end of October, the anti-choice lobby has pledged to continue with a Private Members’ Bill, an Adjournment debate and a Westminster Hall debate. The strategy is designed to ratchet up pressure for incremental restrictions in women’s crucial abortion rights – starting with later abortion.
This public meeting in Parliament, on the eve of the ballot for a Private Members’ Bill, is an opportunity to send a strong message to MPs that any attempts set back women's rights will be met with widespread and determined opposition. We look forward to seeing you there. Please email info@abortionrights.org.uk to register your place and for further details.
Organised by Abortion Rights. Abortion Rights is supported by: T&G, FBU, CWU, AMICUS, BECTU, UNISON, ASLEF, RMT, UCU, TSSA, NAPO, NUS Women’s Campaign and many others. Abortion Rights and NUS Women's Campaign are also organising an opportunity for you to lobby your MP and take part in a media photo event during the day.

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