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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.


17 June 2015

Abortion: Trusting women to decide, and doctors to practise

This new BPAS publication lays out the case for why we need to re-think Britain's abortion law.

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.

24 February 2015

UK: Conception statistics show continuing trend of later motherhood

The number of teenage girls who become pregnant is the lowest since records began, but there has been a marked increase in the number of over 35s giving birth.

23 February 2015

UK: Opposition to Bruce amendment grows

MPs are due to vote on an amendment today that would formally ban women from aborting fetuses because of their sex.

17 February 2015

UK: Warning about effect of the Bruce amendment on women at risk of fetal anomaly

A briefing from Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC) and Genetic Alliance UK outlines some of the dangers posed by Fiona Bruce's amendment to the Serious Crime Bill on abortion for fetal sex.

17 February 2015

Commentary: Sex-selective abortion and honour-based violence

The Bruce amendment could lead to vulnerable women in abusive situations being victimised further, writes Shaheen Hashmat.

17 February 2015

Debate – Abortion and protest: Do we need buffer zones?

A meeting organised by the London Legal Salon in February debated the question of whether buffer zones should be established outside abortion clinics in Britain. Here, we reproduce the speeches for and against.

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