Two years after Savita tragedy… Never Again – Abortion Rights Now Protest


5pm Tuesday 28 October Belfast City Hall

On the second anniversary of Savita Halappanavar’s tragic death, protests are taking place across Ireland as well as in Sweden, Germany, Canada, Australia and many other countries to demand abortion rights for women in Ireland.

As part of this International Day of Action we are calling on people to protest at Belfast City Hall to call on the Assembly to extend the 1967 Abortion Act to Northern Ireland immediately.

Annually over 1000 women from Northern Ireland are forced to travel to access abortion services in England or Wales – adding further strain to an already difficult situation. We demand the right to choose for women in Northern Ireland which must include access to safe, free and legal abortions here.

For details of protests internationally visit:

The protest in Belfast is being supported by:
Belfast Feminist Network
QUB Pro-Choice Society
QUB Feminist Society
Belfast SolFed
Socialist Party & Socialist Youth
Young Greens

Previous Article

Students' union President calls for "major demonstration" against cuts

Next Article

Socialist change to halt climate change

Related Posts
Read More

North & South: People Demand Abortion Rights NOW!

It’s 50 years since the 1967 Abortion Act was passed in Britain, and yet, women in Northern Ireland are still denied the right to choose. Making abortions illegal hasn’t stopped women from having them. It has simply forced them to travel abroad at great cost, risk criminalisation for accessing abortion pills or put their lives at risk with other, dangerous methods of termination.
Read More

The same struggle – unite against gender violence, racism and the far-right

The femicide of 23 year-old teacher Ashling Murphy on 12 January 2022, cutting a young life callously and brutally short, provoked a mass response. In a moment replete with profound sadness, anger and solidarity: anger at the social ill of men’s violence against women in all its forms; sadness for Ashling’s family, for the children in Ashling’s class who lost their teacher; tens of thousands, probably upwards of 100,000, congregated in countless vigils in every nook and cranny of the island in cities, towns, housing estates, a myriad of sporting clubs etc. The government felt under pressure and pledged “a zero-tolerance policy to tackle domestic, sexual and gender-based violence”. Nothing concrete has yet been delivered, however.