Why are Abortion Rights Under Attack?

Socialism 2015

July 02, 2015

At the high point of the movement for women's liberation in the 1970s, the right to an abortion was viewed as a key element in women's overall struggle for control over our bodies, our lives, and our destinies. Yet we have seen the steady erosion of this right ever since, through legislative attacks, terrorist violence against clinics and providers, and the unwillingness of the Democratic Party to defend the concept of reproductive rights for all. This talk will include a discussion of the current state of abortion rights in the US, as well as a socialist analysis of why the right to an abortion is fundamental to winning true equality for women. We will also hear a firsthand account of the current fight for abortion rights in Ireland.

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