Monthly archive: April 2015
30 April 2015Abortion in context: Law, ethics and practice
A stimulating seminar series running through May and June at Oxford University, convened by Dr Kate Greasley and Professor Carol Sanger.
22 April 2015UK: Better support needed for women with severe pregnancy sickness, charities urge
Difficulty obtaining swift treatment and support for severe and debilitating pregnancy sickness means some women feel they are left with no option but to end otherwise wanted pregnancies, the charities British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas) and Pregnancy Sickness Support (PSS) have warned.
22 April 2015Q&A: Why does unplanned pregnancy happen?
There remains a gap between policymakers' understanding of the causes and 'solutions' to unplanned pregnancy, and the reality of people's lives.
20 April 2015Northern Ireland: Abortion law change recommended in some fetal anomaly cases
A change to Northern Ireland's abortion law, allowing terminations in fatal fetal abnormality cases, has been recommended by the Justice Department.
14 April 2015Northern Ireland: Dawn Purvis announces resignation
Dawn Purvis is to step down as programme director of Northern Ireland's Marie Stopes clinic, the first private clinic to offer early medical abortions to women there under strict legal controls.
2 April 2015USA: Woman jailed for ‘feticide’
Purvi Patel has become the first woman to be imprisoned in America for feticide, in a case that has caused outrage worldwide.