2018-11-06 Feminists demand healthcare for all
19 images Created 25 Jan 2019
London, UK. 6th November, 2018. Activists from Feminist Fightback dressed as suffragettes change the sign on the new Millicent Fawcett statue in Parliament Square from ‘Courage calls to Courage Everywhere’ to ‘Feminists demand healthcare for all’ in protest against NHS charges for migrants. Under the new NHS charging system, migrants not considered ‘settled’ in the UK are being charged up to £7000 for pregnancy care and £1300 for an abortion in an NHS hospital. Charging has a deterrent effect on women’s access to maternity care, posing risks to their pregnancies and the health of their babies, and anxiety about charging has an adverse effect on maternal mental health with consequent effects on women’s pregnancies and pregnancy outcomes.