6 May 2014‘Repeat’ abortion and ‘late’ abortion: the reality behind the controversy
Two important new studies examine women’s reasons for having abortions, dispelling many the myths that surround abortions later in pregnancy, or women who have more than one abortion.
12 September 2013A Statement on Later Abortion
A number of key US pro-choice organisations have issued a statement affirming their support for women's ability to access abortions in the second or third trimester, and the providers who care for them.
18 July 2013UK: Bruce Inquiry publishes report
The report of the ‘Parliamentary Inquiry into Abortion on the Grounds of Fetal Disabillity’, chaired by the Conservative backbench MP Fiona Bruce, shows much prejudice, and strikingly little compassion.
5 June 2013USA: Bill to ban all abortions after 20 weeks
House Republicans have voted to extend a bill that would ban all abortions after 20 weeks in the District of Columbia to apply in every state in the nation, the UK Guardian reports.
16 May 2013US: Kermit Gosnell found guilty of three murders
A Philadelphia doctor has been convicted of the first-degree murders of three babies delivered and killed with scissors in late-term abortions, BBC News Online reports.
18 April 2013US: 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.
16 April 2013USA: 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.
11 October 2012UK: Official figures show no increase in survival rates for extremely premature babies
Science 'does not justify' reduction in abortion time limit, writes Jeremy Laurance in the Independent.
4 October 2012Why the Women’s Minister Shouldn’t Deny Women Later Abortion
Clare Murphy, BPAS director of External Affairs, writes on the Huffington Post UK.
4 October 2012UK: Women’s Minister argues for lower abortion time limit
Maria Miller, the new Women's Minister, has told the Daily Telegraph that the legal abortion limit should be lowered from 24 to 20 weeks in England, Wales and Scotland.