20 May 2015New Publication: 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.
21 January 2015Event: 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.
30 April 2015Abortion 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 2015UK: 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 2015Q&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 2015Northern 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 2015Northern 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 2015USA: 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 2015UK: 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 2015From 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 2015The ‘sex-selective abortion’ story
Why did opponents of abortion become convinced that banning ‘sex-selective’ abortions was the way to go? Jennie Bristow reports.