25 October 2013USA: Concern over ‘fetal protection’ laws
Daniella Silva reports for NBC News on the shocking case of a Wisconsin women who 'went to a prenatal visit - and ended up in handcuffs'.
12 September 2013UK: Women diagnosed with fetal anomaly ‘denied surgical abortions’
Women who terminate their pregnancies after a diagnosis of fetal anomaly should not be forced to go through labour, the ARC/BPAS conference on 9 September heard.
21 October 2013Northern Ireland: Travel for abortion is not illegal, says top prosecutor
There is no criminal offence if someone assists a woman in going to England for a lawful abortion, the Director of Public Prosecutions in NI has said.
18 October 2013Northern Ireland: Fetal anomaly case turns attention on abortion guidelines
Revised guidelines on abortion in Northern Ireland are to be brought before the Stormont Executive in weeks, the BBC reports.
17 October 2013Postponed: bpas lecture, ‘What does pro-choice mean today?’
This event, which had been scheduled to take place in London on Thursday 21 November, has been postponed until 2014.
11 October 2013USA: A statement on abortion by 100 professors of obstetrics - 40 years later
From the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
8 October 2013UK: Director of Public Prosecutions affirms decision on ‘sex selection’ abortions
The decision not to prosecute two doctors accused of arranging abortions based on the sex of the fetus remains the right one, the country's top prosecutor has said.
8 October 2013UK: Nadine Dorries, again
Nadine Dorries is encouraging Labour MPs to vote for her as Deputy Speaker on the grounds that it 'would be an excellent way to shut me up and to largely remove abortion from the political agenda', PoliticsHome reports.
7 October 2013Event report: ‘Diagnoses and dilemmas’
The ARC/bpas conference on 9 September discussed a number of pressing issues in antenatal testing and its consequences, including choice of method in termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly, advances in non-invasive prenatal testing and ultrasound, and new challenges in fetal medicine.
26 September 2013USA: Post-fertilisation contraception on the horizon
A contraceptive tablet that acts like the morning-after pill but could be taken up to a month after sex is probably scientifically possible and would be welcomed by women, scientists have said.
23 September 2013Pope attempts to clarify stance on moral issues
Pope Francis has said the Catholic Church is too focused on preaching about abortion, gay people and contraception and needs to become more merciful: but has also condemned abortion as the product of a ‘throwaway culture’.