Pro Choice Rally in Belfast
Workers Party members joined with hundreds of ‘Pro-Choice’ supporters at a rally in Belfast yesterday.
The Party recognises that women have the right to control their own bodies, including their fertility, and to pursue all reproductive choices.
This is fundamental to any reasonable concept of gender equality in order to achieve full political, social, and economic equality with men.
The Party also opposes the paternalistic attitude that regards women as second class citizens incapable of making their own decisions and strongly condemns those who engage in anti-choice harassment and abuse.
The Party supports a full programme of secular sex education for schools, free access to contraception, proper health and social care for pregnant women, the provision of appropriate free and quality child care facilities and adequate support for single and low income parents.
The Workers’ Party believes in a woman’s right to choose and supports the provision of free and safe abortion in her own country which will include practical facilities to support women seeking an abortion and quality post-abortion care.