Action 14: Support young parents & sign the petition for 'No eviction from Focus E15' -
We are a mix of mothers and mothers-to-be who have lived in the E15 hostel from a few months to 3 years. Having been told this would only be temporary…
Reproductive justice means support for people who choose to become parents, too. The Focus E15 Mum’s campaign in Stratford has been waging war on Newham council’s attempts to rehouse them out of borough (and out of London) due to cuts. Sign their petition against their eviction:
Action 10: Donate to ASN today -
Imagine having to travel to another country just to access a safe, legal abortion? Navigating your way through the problems of sorting travel and acommodation, finding childcare, taking time from work, scraping the cash together… And when you finally reach the clinic there’s one more problem; a bunch of picketers.
Mara Clarke, director of ASN says;
The women who call @AbortionSupport Network are so desperate they need to call strangers in another country and ask for money for abortion. But hey, protestors, go ahead and make them feel worse.
Action 9: Explore abortion law around the world -
Access to safe and legal abortion varies from completely accessible to completely banned. Explore the laws in different countries with the Centre for Reproductive Rights’ excellent map.
Action 8: Make the pro-choice movement trans-inclusive. -
keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus: “prolongedeyecontact: “ transreprojustice: “ A lot of people when they hear the terms “prochoice”, “reproductive rights” or even “reproductive justice” only think of…
Abortion rights aren’t just important for women but for everyone with a uterus. Clue yourself up on the importance of abortion rights to people who are transgender or don’t identify with a binary gender.
FURTHER READING! http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/17888-not-everyone-who-has-an-abortion-is-a-woman-how-to-frame-the-abortion-rights-issue
And let us know if you’ve read, or written, about this and we’ll add it to the list
Action seven! Spread the word about Women on Web! -
Live in or visiting a country without access to safe abortion? Women on Web provide online access to medical abortion pills, as well as information about how women can access these medicines in their countries. You can print out stickers giving information on safe abortions from their website. Sticking these up on your trip might just save a woman’s life.
Or you can spread the word about @abortionpil through social media to help get the word out there. http://www.womenonwaves.org/en/page/1036/in-collection/2593/safe-abortion-stickers
Real choice requires high quality sex education for young people so they can make informed choices about sex and everything that goes with it. Sign Brook’s petition to support 21st century sex education: http://www.brook.org.uk/index.php/sex-positive-home
Know the facts! The Guttmacher Institute is an amazing source of facts and stats about reproductive choice. Go lose yourself it for a few hours this Sunday afternoon, and bookmark it in readiness for the next time you end up arguing with an anti-choicer - http://www.guttmacher.org/
Tomorrow is International Women’s Day. In solidarity with those in Spain fighting repressive abortion legislation, sign up to the @MyBellyIsMine #IWD14 thunderclap to raise awareness about what’s happening in Spain: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/9268-my-belly-is-mine
If you’re not already a member, join Abortion Rights, the national pro-choice campaign who work tirelessly to defend and extend a woman’s right to abortion.
They rely on grassroots funding from their members to be able to continue to make a difference in campaigning for abortion rights.