Menu
Dec 12 - Environment CEO Nominated As Scientist Representing United Kingdom Overseas Territories At Conference of the Parties 24

Dec 12 - Environment CEO Nominated …

Dr Liesl Mesilio, CEO and...

Dec 12 - GSD Says Government Has Been “Ineffective” In Brexit Negotiations

Dec 12 - GSD Says Government Has Be…

The GSD says the Governme...

Dec 11 - Want To Represent Gibraltar At Commonwealth Day Events?

Dec 11 - Want To Represent Gibralta…

Young people aged 18-25, ...

Dec 11 - YDS Awarded Miss Gibraltar Pageant Tender

Dec 11 - YDS Awarded Miss Gibraltar…

Gibraltar Cultural Servic...

Dec 11 - Nautilus Project Highlights Concerns About Festive Confetti

Dec 11 - Nautilus Project Highlight…

The Nautilus Project has ...

Dec 11 - Sweets To Be Handed Out To Spectators During Cavalcade

Dec 11 - Sweets To Be Handed Out To…

As the festive season com...

Dec 11 - GSD Says Hassan Centenary Terraces Announcement “Fails To Address” The Real Concerns Of Citizens

Dec 11 - GSD Says Hassan Centenary …

The GSD has said that the...

Dec 11 - New Director Of Public Prosecutions Appointed

Dec 11 - New Director Of Public Pro…

Christian Rocca has been ...

Dec 11 - Jonathan Sacramento Launches First Art Exhibition

Dec 11 - Jonathan Sacramento Launch…

GBC News Editor Jonathan ...

Dec 11 - Royal Gibraltar Regiment Celebrate A Busy Year

Dec 11 - Royal Gibraltar Regiment C…

The Royal Gibraltar Regim...

Prev Next

Jun 18 - Pro-Choice Group Launched

A new group called ‘Choice Gibraltar’ has been formed to call for the end to the “silent suffering of women who fear to speak out about their reproductive rights in their own homeland.”

In a press statement, the group said:

“The Crimes Act 2011 criminalises women, including those who have a medical need, for terminating a pregnancy, forcing them into Spain or U.K. This is without the support or family or friends sometimes under exacerbated unsafe conditions.

“The women of Gibraltar are British women who deserve the same level of health care as their U.K. counterparts who are able to fulfill their human rights as recommended by WHO guidelines and the UN.

"Making abortion illegal makes it unsafe, putting lives at risk.

“We call for respect for women and their reproductive choices, comprehensive sex education focusing on relationships, sexual health advice and free contraception.

“We call for full financial support to allow women to make a conscious choice on motherhood by providing them with realistic maternity allowances, protection and child payments, protected employment laws and modern paternity provision.

“We call for Gibraltar to acknowledge the extent that terminations are already happening and the consequences both mentally and physically that forcing the procedure underground has on those already vulnerable.

“We call on Gibraltar politicians to decriminalize and protect the health of the individual to decide what happens to her own body, in line with best medical practice, so that she can be supported in her own homeland by her family and doctor without risk, fear or shame.”

Useful Links

 
www.easy.office.gi
Virtual & Physical Office Space in Gibraltar

Other Items