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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.


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.

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.

7 December 2014

Italy: Doctors refuse to perform abortions

Italian women are being deprived of the right to an abortion, as the Vatican's influence over the country's health system results in the hiring of doctors who refuse to undertake the procedure on moral grounds, a group of the country's pro-choice doctors has warned.

7 December 2014

UK: Pregnant woman leaves anti-abortion protesters speechless

A video in which protesters picketing a London abortion clinic are challenged by a pregnant passerby has gone viral after being posted on YouTube.

7 December 2014

UK: Private prosecution brought in ‘sex selection’ case

A doctor has appeared in court accused of offering an abortion based on the sex of the fetus in a private prosecution launched by an anti-abortion campaigner.

3 December 2014

Whose choice in childbirth?

Recommendations by the new NICE guidance on intrapartum care seem to reflect the choices desired by policymakers more than those actually made by women. By Jennie Bristow.

1 December 2014

It’s time for anti-abortion protesters to back off

Women have the right to access abortion advice without being harassed. That’s why we’re calling for clinic ‘buffer zones’, writes Ann Furedi in the Guardian.

1 December 2014

UK: Call for buffer zones around clinics

More robust regulations are needed to protect women and staff from increasing intimidation by anti-abortion activists, British Pregnancy Advisory Service insists.

1 December 2014

UK: Shared maternity leave comes into force

New rights to allow parents to share leave following the birth or adoption of their child have become law.

1 December 2014

UK: Scotland, devolution, and abortion laws

Ed Miliband has been caught up in a furious Labour row over plans to let Scotland decide its own abortion laws, the Mail on Sunday reports.

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