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22 October 2014

Abortion is safe, and it should be as available as easily as contraception

The time has come to decriminalise it altogether, writes Ann Furedi in the Independent.


7 October 2014

Regulating 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.

22 October 2014

Northern Ireland: Two thirds back change to abortion law

Support is growing for altering Northern Ireland's strict abortion law, with seven out of 10 people backing changes allowing women access to a termination in certain circumstances, according to an Amnesty International survey.

20 October 2014

Advocating for choice in Europe

Jennie Bristow reports on the 2014 Congress of the International Federation of Professional Abortion and Contraceptive Associates (FIAPAC) in Ljubljana, 2-4 October.

15 October 2014

Brazil: Forty-seven arrested for illegal abortions

Police have broken up an abortion network operating in the Rio de Janeiro area, BBC News Online reports.

8 October 2014

UK: 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.

8 October 2014

Northern 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 2014

Pro: 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 2014

Q&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 2014

UK: 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 2014

First 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.

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