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23 February 2015

UK: Opposition to Bruce amendment grows

MPs are due to vote on an amendment today that would formally ban women from aborting fetuses because of their sex.

EDITOR'S CHOICE

17 June 2015

Abortion: Trusting women to decide, and doctors to practise

This new BPAS publication lays out the case for why we need to re-think Britain's abortion law.

17 February 2015

UK: Warning about effect of the Bruce amendment on women at risk of fetal anomaly

A briefing from Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC) and Genetic Alliance UK outlines some of the dangers posed by Fiona Bruce's amendment to the Serious Crime Bill on abortion for fetal sex.

17 February 2015

Commentary: Sex-selective abortion and honour-based violence

The Bruce amendment could lead to vulnerable women in abusive situations being victimised further, writes Shaheen Hashmat.

17 February 2015

Debate – Abortion and protest: Do we need buffer zones?

A meeting organised by the London Legal Salon in February debated the question of whether buffer zones should be established outside abortion clinics in Britain. Here, we reproduce the speeches for and against.

10 February 2015

Commentary: Criminalising women to protect them? Abortion law proposal is seriously flawed

Sally Sheldon, Professor of Law at the University of Kent, writes on The Conversation.

5 February 2015

UK: FGM trial highlights the dangers of ‘political’ prosecutions

The swift acquittal of Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena, the hospital doctor accused of performing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on a patient whose baby he had just delivered, is a welcome affirmation of doctors’ integrity and juries’ common sense. By Jennie Bristow.

4 February 2015

Britain’s abortion law - why doctors are so important

Jennie Bristow explains why clinical discretion is central to the Abortion Act.

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.

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.

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