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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.

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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.

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.

28 July 2014

UK: Charities intervene in court case to defend pregnant women’s freedom

An unprecedented hearing to decide whether a child whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy should receive compensation could criminalise pregnant women's behaviour, claim BPAS and Birthrights.

28 July 2014

UK: Contraceptive needs of new mothers

A quarter of new mothers resume sex by 6 weeks, research by British Pregnancy Advisory Service shows.

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