Women’s right to abortion under attack in Mississippi

Vol. 82/No. 14 - April 9, 2018

So far this year state officials in Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, South Carolina and others have proposed laws that would ban abortions from six to 20 weeks after conception. In Ohio a bill introduced March 19 would ban all abortions,…


Mass march for abortion rights in Argentina March 8

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018
Mass march for abortion rights in Argentina March 8

Hundreds of thousands marched in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 8, International Women’s Day, to demand the right of women to choose abortion. The march was organized by the National Campaign for the Right to Safe, Legal and Free Abortion, a…


Cosmetics, fashions and the oppression of women today

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018

In honor of International Women’s Day March 8, the Militant is reprinting an excerpt from the preface to the Cuban edition of Cosmetics, Fashions, and the Exploitation of Women by Evelyn Reed, Joseph Hansen, and Mary-Alice Waters. The Cuban publishing…


Rising support for abortion rights forces referendum vote in Ireland

Vol. 82/No. 8 - February 26, 2018
Sept. 24, 2016, protest in Dublin, part of fight for repeal of abortion ban in Irish Constitution.

LONDON — In response to a growing campaign for abortion rights, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar announced Jan. 29 that a referendum will be held in Ireland this spring on repealing the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. The amendment, approved…


Nassar conviction gain for women, judge’s conduct undercuts rights

Vol. 82/No. 7 - February 19, 2018

The exposure of the extent of sexual abuse by sports doctor Lawrence Nassar, who worked for the U.S.A. Gymnastics team, the United States Olympic Committee, Michigan State University, Karolyi ranch and other sports training centers, has drawn international attention and…


SWP presents working-class course at ‘Women’s March’

Vol. 82/No. 5 - February 5, 2018

This year’s ‘Women’s Marches’ on the weekend of Jan. 20-21 drew hundreds of thousands of participants in cities and towns throughout the U.S. and around the world. But march organizers failed to present a road forward to meet the social…