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Monthly archive: April 2013

26 April 2013

Remaking the case for a woman’s right to choose

Writing on spiked, BPAS chief executive Ann Furedi argues that in replacing the ideal of reproductive choice with ‘reproductive justice’, feminists underestimate women’s capacity for autonomy.

26 April 2013

Comment: There is no magic word: why we are and must remain ‘pro-choice’

Both choice and reproductive justice have a place in our battle for women’s autonomy. But one cannot take the place of the other, writes Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, on RH Reality Check.

24 April 2013

Scotland: Conscientious objection ruling

Two Roman Catholic midwives have won the right to refuse to help with any abortion procedures or planning after an appeal court ruling in Scotland.

24 April 2013

Comment: Savita case exposes the cruelty of Irish law

It's time to face down the Irish Constitution and its bizarre elevation of 'fetal rights' over women's rights, writes Barbara Hewson on spiked.

23 April 2013

Comment: Would you abort a disabled child?

I didn't know about my son's autism in the womb, but society's focus should be on making life better for those with disabilities, writes Kristina Chew in the Guardian.

22 April 2013

Ireland: Medical misadventure verdict in Savita inquest

The jury in the inquest has heard the cause of Savita Halappanavar's death was septic shock and E coli.

18 April 2013

US: North Dakota bans abortions after 20 weeks

The law is the latest among a raft of measures passed in North Dakota this session that are meant to challenge the US supreme court's 1973 Roe v Wade ruling that legalised abortion up until viability, usually at 22 to 24 weeks.

18 April 2013

Comment: I Am Pro-Family, Pro-Child, and Pro-Choice

Sarah Erdreich, author of Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement, writes on the website Role/Reboot.

16 April 2013

UK: Ten Minute Rule Bill on sex selection abortions

Fiona Bruce, the Conservative backbencher, and Labour’s Jim Dobbin, have jointly introducing a private bill to urge the Government to introduce monitoring of the sex of aborted babies .

16 April 2013

USA: Philadelphia ‘baby butcher’ trial enters second month

The trial of Kermit Gosnell, the abortion doctor accused of killing one woman and seven babies, has entered its second month.