Reproductive Rights

Common Dreams staff
Thousands of women protest in a demonstration 'Obiezione Respinta' organized by 'Non una di meno' movement to remember the 194 law after 40 years, on Saturday, May 26, 2018 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Antonio Masiello/Getty Images)
'40 years on from the passing of Law 194, there is still a long road ahead of us'
Common Dreams staff
Yes vote supporters celebrate as the results in the Irish referendum on the 8th amendment concerning the country's abortion laws takes place at Dublin Castle on May 26, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.
Ireland, one of Europe's most socially conservative countries, has voted by a...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
pro-choice protest
"This vote can change Ireland into a more caring, compassionate place."


Today's SCOTUS ruling against Massachusetts' buffer zones around abortion clinics - issued from within SCOTUS' own legally protected buffer zone - has met with swift outrage from pro-choice forces appalled that the court took seriously the "pro-life" argument their "gentle...sidewalk counselors" merely seek to "engage in personal, caring, consensual conver­sations with women." Under the quickly created Twitter hashtags #NotCounseling and #ClinicEscort, angry pro-choice women told the real story...