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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.

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21 January 2015

Event: Decriminalisation and demedicalisation - Rethinking family planning for the 21st century

London, Wednesday 10 June 2015. A joint conference hosted by BPAS and the Royal Society of Medicine's Sexuality and Sexual Health Section.

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.

20 April 2015

Northern Ireland: Abortion law change recommended in some fetal anomaly cases

A change to Northern Ireland's abortion law, allowing terminations in fatal fetal abnormality cases, has been recommended by the Justice Department.

14 April 2015

Northern Ireland: Dawn Purvis announces resignation

Dawn Purvis is to step down as programme director of Northern Ireland's Marie Stopes clinic, the first private clinic to offer early medical abortions to women there under strict legal controls.

2 April 2015

USA: Woman jailed for ‘feticide’

Purvi Patel has become the first woman to be imprisoned in America for feticide, in a case that has caused outrage worldwide.

16 March 2015

UK: Crown Prosecution Service stops private prosecutions

The CPS has stopped the private prosecutions of the two doctors charged with abortion offences following the Daily Telegraph's sting investigation into 'sex-selective' abortion.

12 March 2015

From abortion to childbirth: what we need is choice

Jennie Bristow reviews Rebecca Schiller’s new book, All That Matters: Women's rights in childbirth.

11 March 2015

The ‘sex-selective abortion’ story

Why did opponents of abortion become convinced that banning ‘sex-selective’ abortions was the way to go? Jennie Bristow reports.

11 March 2015

UK: ‘Back Off’ campaign leads to petition for the Prime Minister

Nearly 120,000 people have signed a petition calling on David Cameron to introduce 'buffer zones' to protect women from protesters outside abortion clinics.

24 February 2015

UK: Bruce amendment on ‘sex selective abortion’ fails in Parliament

MPs have defeated a cross-party bid to put into the law that abortion on the grounds of sex is illegal in the UK. The proposed amendment to the Serious Crime Bill was rejected by a majority of 91 votes.

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