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26 August 2014

Ireland: Anger over the denial of abortion to a suicidal young woman

In a letter to the Irish Times, over 100 academics have criticised the principle and consequences of the law, stating that: 'Women in and from Ireland are entitled to autonomy, to bodily integrity, to be free from unjustified detention, to be free from inhuman and degrading treatment.'

EDITOR'S CHOICE

14 July 2014

The campaign against mythical sex-selective abortion

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

26 August 2014

Northern Ireland: Consultation document to be published

Justice minister David Ford has confirmed that a consultation document on abortion in Northern Ireland will be published within the next fortnight, focusing on specific issues including fatal fetal abnormalities, rape and incest, the Irish News reports.

25 August 2014

UK: Dawkins in abortion controversy

Richard Dawkins, the atheist writer, caused outrage on Twitter by claiming it is 'immoral' not to abort fetuses with Down's syndrome.

12 August 2014

Ireland: Abortion guidance seen by media

New guidelines mean that pregnant women in Ireland could be blocked from having an abortion even if they are at risk of suicide after conceiving as a result of rape or incest, the Guardian reports.

11 August 2014

USA: Anti-abortion campaigners’ aggression reveals their weakness

Trying to block women’s access to abortion is a last-resort option for a stuck movement, writes Jessica Valenti in the Guardian.

11 August 2014

France: Gender equality law passed

The law will now allow first-trimester abortions without requiring women to prove a justification for needing the procedure.

9 August 2014

Australia: Employment minister under fire for abortion and breast cancer comments

The Breast Cancer Network Australia has reassured women that there was no evidence of a link between abortion and breast cancer, saying people experienced shock when diagnosed and the last thing they needed was 'any further and unnecessary anxiety'.

7 August 2014

UK: Breaking the taboo of abortion on TV and film

Although most Britons are in favour of a woman’s right to choose, abortion has been ignored by film-makers – until now, writes Gillian Orr in the Independent.

7 August 2014

UK: Breaking the taboo of abortion on TV and film

Although most Britons are in favour of a woman’s right to choose, abortion has been ignored by film-makers – until now, writes Gillian Orr in the Independent.

5 August 2014

US: Witty counter-protests distract anti-abortion campaigners

A couple have gained thousands of fans after they 'counter-protested' anti-abortion pickets with bizarre slogans like 'Bring back Crystal Pepsi' and 'Who farted?', the Daily Mail reports.

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