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27 January 2015

Why anti-abortion protesters must Back Off

Writing on spiked, Ann Furedi explains why buffer zones are needed outside abortion clinics.


21 January 2015

Event: 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 2015

USA: 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 2015

Northern 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 2014

Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights

Katha Pollitt's new book cuts through the defensiveness of the pro-choice movement, writes Ann Furedi.

18 December 2014

UK: 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 2014

UK: 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 2014

UK: 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 2014

Northern 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 2014

Northern 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 2014

UK: 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.

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