Australia: Women make gains in right to choose abortion

Vol. 83/No. 46 - December 16, 2019

SYDNEY — In a gain for women’s rights, a new bill decriminalizing abortion passed the New South Wales state parliament Sept. 26. The vote followed a rally of 500 held here Sept. 14 in support of women’s right to choose…


Fight continues to keep last abortion clinic in Missouri

Vol. 83/No. 42 - November 18, 2019
Fight continues to keep last abortion clinic in Missouri

Planned Parenthood is continuing to fight against a concerted political campaign by Missouri’s governor, the state’s director of health services and anti-abortion forces to close the only clinic in the state that provides abortion services. Protesters carrying a large banner…


Fight to keep family planning clinics open that offer abortion

Vol. 83/ No. 28 - August 5, 2019
Crowd greets May 31 restraining order against closing of Missouri’s only family planning clinic providing abortion. In foreground, Missouri Planned Parenthood officer M’Evie Mead.

In St. Louis, abortion rights supporters are fighting to keep open Missouri’s one remaining Planned Parenthood clinic, which provides family planning help, including abortion. Across the Mississippi River, Hope Clinic for Women in Granite City, Illinois, reports that 50% of…


1,000 in Australia rally for right to abortion

Vol. 83/No. 25 - July 15, 2019

SYDNEY — Over 1,000 supporters of women’s right to choose abortion marched through the central city here June 9 amid a sea of homemade signs. They chanted, “my body, my choice” and “our bodies, our rights.” The action was initiated…


Thousands rally, demand women’s right to abortion!

‘Keep on marching, make our voices heard’
Vol. 83/No. 23 - June 10, 2019
May 21 Sacramento, Calif. Rallies to defend women’s right to abortion continue nationwide.

“We hoped for 20 and 200 people showed up,” Heather Bradford told David Rosenfeld, Socialist Workers Party candidate for St. Paul City Council, as they both joined a May 25 protest in Duluth, Minnesota, in support of women’s right to…


Tens of thousands demand women’s right to abortion

Protests erupt against new state restrictions
Vol. 83/No. 22 - June 3, 2019
Protest in St. Paul, Minnesota, one of hundreds May 21 defending women’s right to choose.

Tens of thousands protested in hundreds of demonstrations across the country May 21 in support of women’s right to choose abortion. It was the largest outpouring of people taking to the streets to defend abortion rights in more than a…


Fight for women’s right to choose abortion

Vol. 83/No. 22 - June 3, 2019

The following statement was released May 20 by Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of Dallas. The Socialist Workers Party and its 2019 slate of candidates across the country call on working people and all supporters of women’s…


New Zealand picket defends women’s right to abortion

Vol. 83/No. 19 - May 13, 2019
New Zealand picket defends women’s right to abortion

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Supporters of a woman’s right to choose abortion were welcomed by passersby April 13 as they picketed in defense of the Auckland Medical Aid Centre here, which provides abortion. The picket was the third in a…


Origins of women’s oppression, private property and the state

Vol. 83/No. 18 - May 6, 2019

This week’s Books of the Month is The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State by Frederick Engels, first published in 1884. Engels was the lifelong political collaborator of Karl Marx in founding the modern international communist movement.…


Legislators in Texas push to make every abortion illegal

Vol. 83/No. 17 - April 29, 2019

The Texas state legislative Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee held unprecedented public hearings April 8-9 on a proposed bill to authorize criminal prosecution of all women who have an abortion and of the doctors who perform them. All abortions would…