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8 October 2015

Abortion is still illegal in the UK, thanks to this Victorian law

Sally Sheldon, Professor of Law at the University of Kent and a founding member of Lawyers for Choice, writes on The Conversation.


17 June 2015

Abortion: Trusting women to decide, and doctors to practise

This new BPAS publication lays out the case for why we need to re-think Britain's abortion law.

7 October 2015

Policing Pregnancy

A one-day conference on maternal autonomy, risk and responsibility, organised jointly by BPAS, the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies, and Birthrights. Royal College of Physicians, London; Wednesday 13 April 2016.

18 June 2015

The regulatory cliff edge between contraception and abortion

Professor Sally Sheldon discusses the legal and moral significance of implantation.

16 June 2015

Abortion law reform in Britain 1964-2003

A personal account, by David Paintin.

11 June 2015

England and Wales: Abortion statistics for 2014 published

The Department of Health statistics, published on 9 June, show that the abortion rate is stable, and more than half of women ending pregnancies are already mothers.

4 June 2015

UK: Once-a-month pill thwarted by abortion law

A new survey conducted for British Pregnancy Advisory Service has found that 48% of women would consider a once-a-month pill to stop development of early pregnancy. But archaic abortion laws stand in its way.

20 May 2015

An International Summit on Reproductive Choice

At the Lisbon 2014 summit, more than 70 advocates, service providers and academics from across the globe discussed how best to defend and advance women’s reproductive choices. This publication offers perspectives on thorny issues such as later abortion, fetal pain, sex selection and fetal anomaly.

30 April 2015

Abortion in context: Law, ethics and practice

A stimulating seminar series running through May and June at Oxford University, convened by Dr Kate Greasley and Professor Carol Sanger.

22 April 2015

UK: Better support needed for women with severe pregnancy sickness, charities urge

Difficulty obtaining swift treatment and support for severe and debilitating pregnancy sickness means some women feel they are left with no option but to end otherwise wanted pregnancies, the charities British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas) and Pregnancy Sickness Support (PSS) have warned.

22 April 2015

Q&A: Why does unplanned pregnancy happen?

There remains a gap between policymakers' understanding of the causes and 'solutions' to unplanned pregnancy, and the reality of people's lives.

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