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Monthly archive: October 2013

30 October 2013

USA: Judge blocks ‘unreasonable’ abortion regulations; judgement reversed on appeal

A Texas judge on 28 October ruled that abortion restrictions passed by the state's legislature were unconstitutional - but the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the decision three days later.

25 October 2013

USA: 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'.

21 October 2013

Northern 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 2013

Northern 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 2013

Postponed: 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.

14 October 2013

UK: Interview with Director of Public Prosecutions

Zoe Williams interviews Keir Starmer QC about some of his most controversial cases.

11 October 2013

USA: A statement on abortion by 100 professors of obstetrics - 40 years later

From the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

8 October 2013

October digest: Britain’s top prosecutor clarifies abortion law

This month's top stories on Reproductive Review.

8 October 2013

UK: 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 2013

UK: 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.