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3 February 2015

UK: Parliament approves ‘three-person’ mitochondrial gene therapy

MPs have voted in favour of making Britain the first country in the world to permit IVF babies to be created using biological material from three different people to help prevent serious genetic diseases.

EDITOR'S CHOICE

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.

3 February 2015

Commentary: Our MPs must not sleep walk towards abortion restrictions

An excellent article by Lisa Hallgarten in the New Statesman.

3 February 2015

Northern Ireland: Human rights challenge to abortion law

Northern Ireland’s Human Rights Commission has won its battle for a judicial review on the near outright ban on abortion in the region.

28 January 2015

Anti-choice MP pursues ‘sex selection’ campaign

Pro-choice organisations, legal scholars, and feminist academics have raised objections to an amendment tabled by Fiona Bruce MP to the Serious Crimes Bill, which would formally outlaw abortion ‘on the grounds of the sex of the unborn child’.

28 January 2015

Commentary: Why I oppose a ban on sex-selection abortion

Pam Lowe, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Aston University, writes on The Conversation.

27 January 2015

Why anti-abortion protesters must Back Off

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

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.

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