8 October 2014UK: Drinking abstinence advice prompting women to seek abortion
'Scare stories' about binge drinking while pregnant are driving women to request abortions for fear they might have caused their babies harm, British Pregnancy Advisory Service has warned.
7 October 2014Regulating abortion in Britain - time to move on from the criminal law?
BPAS will be hosting a meeting at the Houses of Parliament on 16 October, to discuss the possibilities for decriminalising abortion and regulating it like other healthcare procedures.
8 October 2014Northern Ireland: Consultation on terminations for fatal fetal anomaly
Northern Ireland's Department of Justice is to begin a public consultation on amending the criminal law on abortion.
7 October 2014Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights
In an excellent interview with Jill Filipovic of Cosmopolitan magazine, Katha Pollitt explains what it means to be pro-choice.
7 October 2014Q&A: Disposal of fetal tissue after abortion
A new study published in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care has investigated what women who have had an elective abortion think about the current policy mandating ‘sensitive disposal’ of fetal tissue. Here two of the authors, Mandy Myers and Patricia Lohr, outline the findings.
7 October 2014UK: Judge defends vulnerable woman’s autonomy
A High Court judge has described a local authority's move to interfere with the rights of a vulnerable woman immediately after giving birth as 'paternalistic' and 'misconceived', PA reports.
6 October 2014First womb transplant baby celebrated
A boy has been born in Sweden after his 36-year-old mother had a womb transplanted from a close family friend who had completed her family. She is part of a clinical trial of nine women, two more of whom are due to have babies by the end of the year.
3 October 2014USA: Texas left with eight abortion clinics
A Texas law that shuts all but a handful of abortion clinics in the state will now go fully into effect after a decision by a panel in one of the nation’s most conservative courts.
24 September 2014Spain: Victory for campaign against new abortion law
The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has dropped plans introduce a highly restrictive abortion law. Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, the architect of the bill, has announced his resignation. And the pro-choice movement everywhere should be celebrating, writes Jennie Bristow.
15 September 2014Spain: New abortion law set to be ‘abandoned’
The Spanish government is poised to drop its plans to drastically limit access to abortion in the country, according to the newspaper El Mundo.
8 September 2014Q&A – Extremely premature babies
Improvements in the survival of babies born at over 24 weeks' gestation is a cause for celebration. But what is the prognosis for babies born at lower gestations? And what do the issues involved in the care of extremely preterm infants have to do with 'time limit' for abortion?