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London protest for Texas abortion rights

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The Socialist Party leaflet on the protest about Texas abortion rights in central London on 2 October read: "Defend the right to choose, when or whether to have children".

It was a noisy demonstration of 150, in solidarity with thousands of women who will struggle to get the health services they need now the ban has come into effect (see 'US Supreme Court refuses to challenge Texas abortion ban' at socialistparty.org.uk).

But missing from the demo was any way forward. A Labour Party speaker didn't mention what they would do to make women safer and, as we know, Labour councils are responsible for cutting services for women where they are in power in local government. The Women's Equality Party also failed to say what was needed.

Many people who took our Socialist Party leaflets and spoke to us were critical of Keir Starmer, and agreed we could have no trust in pro-capitalist parties like the Democrats in the US to win real abortion rights. Many also agreed that the fight for the right to choose was linked to fighting austerity, ending the housing crisis and more.

Helen Pattison, London Socialist Party

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In The Socialist 6 October 2021:


What we think

Bakers' union disaffiliates from Labour


News

Sarah Everard trial reveals police abuse of power

Tories plunge millions further into poverty with Universal Credit cut

Capitalist climate hypocrisy

Railway bosses cook the books in another capitalist market failure

Glasgow's equal pay battle set to re-erupt

Pay NHS and care staff to address worker shortages


Workplace news

NEU: National executive agrees campaign on pay

Coordinated FE strike against measly pay offer

Unison LG members reject insulting pay offer

Unite health members say no to 3% and vote for action

Tesco warehouse rep fighting for reinstatement

Scunthorpe steel scaffolders strike for pay rise

Brighton waste workers walk out


Economy

Capitalism's economic instability in the 'new normal'


Youth Fight for Jobs

Fighting for our future

Youth Fight for Jobs - why we're marching on 9 October

Ten years since our 330-mile Jarrow March for Jobs


Campaigns news

Barking NHS: "Sorry, please try again later"

We have the right to breathe fresh air

Nottingham: Punish Labour for cruel cuts

London protest for Texas abortion rights

North West socialists join march against Tory conference

Fighting Fund target smashed - 31,703 raised


Obituary

Obituary - Dave Hardaker, 1952-2021


Review

Caffeine and capitalism - a symbiotic relationship


 

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