Unrest in Poland: More Attacks to Abortion Rights

By Jessica Sutton and Patrick McTague. Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Poland in protest since Thursday 22nd October.[1] The country’s constitutional tribunal ruled that abortion in the case where a foetus is diagnosed with a serious and irreversible birth defect is unconstitutional. These cases account for 98% of the … Continue reading Unrest in Poland: More Attacks to Abortion Rights

Amy Coney Barrett and Roe v Wade: Abortion Rights At Risk

By Jessica Sutton. Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, liberal stalwart of the United States Supreme Court, passed away a month ago. This was a terrible loss in more ways than one. Not only have we lost a champion for gender equality, but Justice Ginsburg’s absence from the Supreme Court bench leaves a dangerous void. Despite the United … Continue reading Amy Coney Barrett and Roe v Wade: Abortion Rights At Risk

New Zealand’s Abortion Reform: A Momentous Day

By Patrick McTague. Edited by Jessica Sutton. The New Zealand Abortion Legislation Bill 2019 passed it’s third reading in parliament on 18 March 2020 and was signed into law by the Governor-General on 23 March 2020. This Bill removes abortion from the Crimes Act, making it a health issue, and moving “New Zealand’s laws into … Continue reading New Zealand’s Abortion Reform: A Momentous Day