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12 November 2014

UK: Women’s access to abortion care threatened by ruling on conscientious objection

The UK’s highest court has heard an appeal against a Scottish court ruling that vastly broadened the scope of conscientious objection in abortion care.


14 July 2014

The campaign against mythical sex-selective abortion

What we can learn from America. By Jennie Bristow, editor, Reproductive Review.

10 November 2014

UK: ‘Sex selection’ witch-hunt against doctors continues

A doctor has been ordered to appear in a criminal court accused of planning an abortion based on the sex of the fetus, in a private prosecution brought by an anti-abortion campaigner.

5 November 2014

UK: Why pregnant women’s drinking should not be a criminal offence

A court case being heard on criminal injuries compensation for a child whose mother drank during pregnancy could pave the way to the criminalisation of pregnant women's behaviour, warn two charities intervening in the case.

5 November 2014

Thinking beyond the abortion law

At meeting at the House of Commons on 16 October 2014, doctors, lawyers and others working in abortion care began a new campaign for reform of Britain’s antiquated abortion law. Jennie Bristow reports.

4 November 2014

UK: Abortion (Sex-Selection) Ten Minute Rule Bill

Fiona Bruce, a Conservative MP who has brought a number of attempts to restrict abortion, on 4 November introduced a Bill calling for a 'clarification' that 'nothing' in the Abortion Act 'allows a pregnancy to be terminated on the grounds of the sex of the unborn child'.

22 October 2014

Abortion is safe, and it should be as available as easily as contraception

The time has come to decriminalise it altogether, writes Ann Furedi in the Independent.

22 October 2014

UK: Judge approves C-section for schizophrenic woman

Mrs Justice Roberts said she was satisfied that a planned caesarean section was in the woman’s best interests and satisfied that the woman did not have the mental capacity to make decisions about treatment.

22 October 2014

Northern Ireland: Two thirds back change to abortion law

Support is growing for altering Northern Ireland's strict abortion law, with seven out of 10 people backing changes allowing women access to a termination in certain circumstances, according to an Amnesty International survey.

21 October 2014

UK: Abort 67 descends on GP surgery

Anti-abortion campaigners have held a series of protests outside a London medical practice that is hosting a new clinic run by British Pregnancy Advice Service.

20 October 2014

Advocating for choice in Europe

Jennie Bristow reports on the 2014 Congress of the International Federation of Professional Abortion and Contraceptive Associates (FIAPAC) in Ljubljana, 2-4 October.

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