Julia Swann: Why students' unions should resist threats and not provide funding to 'pro-life' groups
Julia Swann, writing on behalf of a group of pro-choice students at the University of Strathclyde, argues that attempts by a ‘pro-life’ group on campus to secure students’ union funding through threatening legal action must be resisted.
FOR MANY, students’ unions are a place of safety and sanctuary. Much of my experience as a student at University of Strathclyde has been shaped by my involvement in the students’ union. As a woman, I have always valued the pro-choice stance of the students’ union which, thankfully, still stands today.
Scotland’s Irish citizens urged to go #HometoVote for abortion rights
Referendum to repeal the eight amendment sparks international campaign urging eligible voters to go to Ireland
PRO-CHOICE campaigners in Scotland have joined a campaign urging Irish people to return home to vote in the referendum on repealing the law which bans abortion, set to take place on 25 May.
Pro-choice activists to counter-protest ‘abhorrent’ anti-abortion demo
Members of Glasgow Green Party will protest ‘40 Days for Life’ event on George Square
SCOTTISH GREEN PARTY members in Glasgow will take part in a counter-protest at an anti-abortion event on George Square this Sunday 25 March, hosted by 40 Days for Life, a pro-life group originating in America.
The event marks the end of the group’s 40 day ‘vigil’ for lent outside Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, in protest against the provision of abortion services at the facility – one of 12 such vigils being held by the group across the UK.
Campaigners call for abortion decriminalisation, while Scottish Government backs current law
Pro-choice groups say Scotland should use newly devolved powers to modernise abortion law
ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY of the Abortion Act 1967, pro-choice campaigners say women’s reproductive rights are not being met by the law, and that abortion should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal justice one.
Caitlin Logan: Is Tim Farron anti-gay or anti-abortion, and does it really matter?
CommonSpace columnist Caitlin Logan takes a closer look at Tim Farron's voting record and says it's not as simple as it seems
IT HAS been hard to miss the coverage in recent days in which Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron’s views on gay people and same-sex relationships have been questioned.
Caitlin Logan: Why the pro-indy left should be principled, even when some people don’t like it
Last week, Ross Ahlfeld wrote an article arguing that the Scottish left should open its mind more to the pro-life movement. Today, columnist Caitlin Logan responds and says the left must stick to its principles
Ross Ahlfeld: Why the indy left should stop attacking pro-lifers and faith schools
CommonSpace columnist Ross Ahlfeld says the Catholic Church's pro-life teachings are in line with its social justice values, and the left should make an effort to understand that if it wants an inclusive indy Scotland
I WAS disappointed to read Michael Gray’s article published in The National on Tuesday 7 February titled: 'So-called pro-life campaign groups have no place in our schools.'
Concerns raised over school’s stance on abortion and LGBT-inclusive education
Ex-pupil speaks out over school that runs anti-abortion group for pupils
ST LUKE’S HIGH SCHOOL in Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, is facing criticism from a former pupil over its approach to women’s health and inclusive education for pupils from sexual minorities.
The school’s official twitter account shared an inaccurate anti-abortion message claiming to be from the recent ‘March on Washington’ by American anti-abortion campaigners. It was actually an image from the inauguration of pro-women’s rights president Barack Obama, wrongly attributed.