Monthly archive: October 2014
22 October 2014Abortion is safe, and it should be as available as easily as contraception
The time has come to decriminalise it altogether, writes Ann Furedi in the Independent.
22 October 2014UK: Judge approves C-section for schizophrenic woman
Mrs Justice Roberts said she was satisfied that a planned caesarean section was in the woman’s best interests and satisfied that the woman did not have the mental capacity to make decisions about treatment.
22 October 2014Northern Ireland: Two thirds back change to abortion law
Support is growing for altering Northern Ireland's strict abortion law, with seven out of 10 people backing changes allowing women access to a termination in certain circumstances, according to an Amnesty International survey.
21 October 2014UK: Abort 67 descends on GP surgery
Anti-abortion campaigners have held a series of protests outside a London medical practice that is hosting a new clinic run by British Pregnancy Advice Service.
20 October 2014Advocating for choice in Europe
Jennie Bristow reports on the 2014 Congress of the International Federation of Professional Abortion and Contraceptive Associates (FIAPAC) in Ljubljana, 2-4 October.
15 October 2014Brazil: Forty-seven arrested for illegal abortions
Police have broken up an abortion network operating in the Rio de Janeiro area, BBC News Online reports.
8 October 2014UK: Drinking abstinence advice prompting women to seek abortion
'Scare stories' about binge drinking while pregnant are driving women to request abortions for fear they might have caused their babies harm, British Pregnancy Advisory Service has warned.
8 October 2014Northern Ireland: Consultation on terminations for fatal fetal anomaly
Northern Ireland's Department of Justice is to begin a public consultation on amending the criminal law on abortion.
7 October 2014Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights
In an excellent interview with Jill Filipovic of Cosmopolitan magazine, Katha Pollitt explains what it means to be pro-choice.
7 October 2014Q&A: Disposal of fetal tissue after abortion
A new study published in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care has investigated what women who have had an elective abortion think about the current policy mandating ‘sensitive disposal’ of fetal tissue. Here two of the authors, Mandy Myers and Patricia Lohr, outline the findings.