Thursday, 23 July 2009

Reproductive rights discussion today at UOA

This event, this afternoon, sounds like a great idea. Sorry I haven't been able to get this up earlier. Big thanks to Anjum for holding the fort, and more on why that's been necessary later.

Message from the Campus Feminist Collective:
Attacks on Choice:
Reproductive Rights in the US and Abroad After the Murder of Dr. George Tiller

Thursday, July 23rd
AUSA Executive Chambers
(Student Information Commons, 2nd floor, sign-posted from Munchie Mart)
Open to all
Facebook event page

An open discussion of the state of reproductive and abortion rights in the United States and across the globe following the killing of Dr. George Tiller, one of the few doctors providing late-term abortions in the United States and a constant target of anti-abortion groups. We will be discussing the effect of Dr. Tiller’s murder on reproductive and abortion rights, the current atmosphere in New Zealand and abroad, and why reproductive and abortion rights should be a high priority.

Featuring an introduction by Tom Baumann, who will discuss the ramifications of Dr. Tiller’s murder in the United States as well as his first-hand experiences in the struggle for reproductive and abortion rights.

"Tom Baumann has been active in protesting against the May 31 killing of Dr. George Tiller and in campaigning for women's right to choose abortion. He is a leader of the Young Socialists in the United States and is a candidate for Manhattan borough president for the Socialist Workers Party election campaign. He lives in New York and is a student at Hunter College."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Hand Mirror, Just to let you and your readers know that Alranz (Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand) has just started a blog on its site at with news and views and discussion of reproductive rights in New Zealand and elsewhere. It's at
We welcome comments and if any Hand Mirror readers or contributors would like to make a guest post, please contact us directly. We're at safeandlegal(at)gmail(dot)com