27 January 2015Why anti-abortion protesters must Back Off
Writing on spiked, Ann Furedi explains why buffer zones are needed outside abortion clinics.
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.
23 January 2015USA: House passes controversial bill to ban funding for abortion costs
The House of Representatives has passed a bill to tighten restrictions on abortion, just as anti-abortion activists were marching through Washington, DC, BBC News Online reports.
22 January 2015Northern Ireland: Consultation begins on abortion law
Abortions should be allowed in Northern Ireland where the fetus has a lethal abnormality, the Justice Department has recommended.
23 December 2014Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights
Katha Pollitt's new book cuts through the defensiveness of the pro-choice movement, writes Ann Furedi.
18 December 2014UK: Scottish midwives ruling clarifies scope of conscientious objection
The UK’s Supreme Court has ruled that two Catholic midwives do not have the right to refuse to help other nurses with abortion procedures or planning.
18 December 2014UK: MPs support call for buffer zones
Yvette Cooper, the Shadow Home Secretary, says that pro-life campaigners should be banned from harassing women attending abortion clinics.
17 December 2014UK: Guidance on antenatal and postnatal mental health problems
New guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends more support for women suffering from a fear of childbirth and those who have experienced a traumatic birth or miscarriage.
17 December 2014Northern Ireland: Bernadette Smyth sentenced
An anti-abortion protester convicted of harassing a Marie Stopes clinic director has been sentenced to 100 hours community service.
11 December 2014Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission challenges abortion law
The Northern Ireland human rights commission (NIHRC) is to take the devolved government in Belfast to the high court over its refusal to reform the abortion law.
8 December 2014UK: Drinking in pregnancy not a crime, court rules
A child born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is not legally entitled to compensation after her mother drank excessively while pregnant, the Court of Appeal has ruled.