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Thursday, July 2 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Why are abortion rights under attack?

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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.

Recommended Books Available in the Haymarket Room:
Women and Socialsm by Sharon Smith
Abortion Wars: A Half Century of Struggle, 1950-2000 edited by Rickie Solinger

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Tristin Adie

Tristin Adie is an active socialist in Burlington, Vermont. She works as a nurse practitioner in primary care, and is a chief steward in the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, Local 5221, AFT.
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Becca Bor

Becca Bor is an activist presently based in Derry, Ireland. Previously, she was an active member of the Chicago Teachers Union, a union delegate and a member of the Caucus of Rank and File Educators. Her articles have appeared in the Irish Socialist Worker and the Irish Marxist Review. She is currently a member of the Socialist Workers Party (Ireland), People Before Profit, and the Derry Alliance for Choice.
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Sasha Scott

Sasha is a member of the International Socialist Organization living in Boston.

Thursday July 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
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