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12 June 2014

Four good reasons for Britain to decriminalise abortion altogether

The most recent national abortion statistics confirm that abortion is integrated into public health policy, and provided safely and effectively to women who continue to need it. So why do we still have a criminal law?


23 June 2014

USA: The new challenges to the prochoice movement

The anti-choice movement has shifted its focus from making abortion illegal to making it inaccessible. Abortion remains legal in all 50 states - but a woman’s access is now largely dependent on where she lives, writes Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the U.S. National Abortion Federation.

12 June 2014

UK: Annual abortion statistics released

The Department of Health's statistics show that the abortion rate fell slightly in 2013 to 15.9 per 1,000 women, with continuing decreases in rates among women under 25 and marginal increases among women who are older.

11 June 2014

USA: Study reveals differences in contraception priorities

A survey published in the recent issue of the journal Contraception has found that women are more concerned to know about the side effects of contraceptive methods, while healthcare providers are more keen to discuss how the method is used.

11 June 2014

A chance to create an abortion law that’s fit for purpose - let’s take it

Clare Muphy, Director of External Affairs at BPAS, writes on the Huffington Post UK.

10 June 2014

The UK abortion anomaly that can no longer be ignored

It is time for politicians to end nearly 50 years’ discrimination against women in Northern Ireland, writes Ann Furedi, chief executive of BPAS, in the British Medical Journal.

9 June 2014

UK: TV presenter causes uproar with views on later motherhood

Tiffany Jenkins writes in the Scotsman on Sunday about the reaction to Kirstie Allsop's comments.

28 May 2014

Competing Rights: Exploring the boundaries of ‘conscientious objection’

Wendy Chavkin, of Global Doctors for Choice, discusses the 'thorny issues' of conscience, integrity, and autonomy in this debate.

23 May 2014

UK: Government publishes guidance on compliance with the 1967 Abortion Act

The Department of Health guidance should reassure doctors providing abortion care that their existing practice is lawful.

21 May 2014

Supporting pregnancy choices, trusting women to decide

Women need to be the ones making their own reproductive decisions right the way through - from choosing contraception to experiencing pregnancy and childbirth, writes Clare Murphy on Huffington Post UK.

21 May 2014

USA: The publicity war over abortion rights

An excellent blog by the Daily Telegraph's US editor Peter Foster reports from Washington, D.C., about the agenda behind the wave of anti-abortion laws and their consequence for women.

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