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Anti-abortion round-up

3 January 2013

USA: Report details extent of abortion restrictions

Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights, the Guttmacher Institute reports.

8 October 2012

UK: Storm over Health Secretary’s support for 12-week abortion time limit

The government has 'no plans' to bring in new laws governing when women can legally have an abortion, Prime Minister David Cameron has said, following Jeremy Hunt's comments in the run-up to the Conservative party conference.

24 September 2012

UK: Bishop condemned for comparing abortion to Auschwitz

Pro-choice campaigners have criticsed Bishop Joseph Devine's comments for displaying 'a warped moral view of the world'.

21 September 2012

Right to protest, or just plain wrong?

Anti-abortionists should have absolute freedom of speech. But that doesn’t mean they can do ‘pavement counselling’ outside abortion clinics, argues Ann Furedi.

21 September 2012

Freedom of speech, anti-abortion protestors and women: rights and limits

The BPAS public debate on 11 September, held at London’s Conway Hall, attracted an audience of 300. Jennie Bristow reports.

19 September 2012

UK: Anti-abortion campaigners use Paralympics to attack abortion for fetal anomaly

The success of the Paralympics should trigger a rethink of Britain’s abortion laws to make it illegal to terminate a pregnancy because a child will be born disabled, a coalition of campaigners and charities argues in a letter to the Daily Telegraph.

19 September 2012

UK: Abort67 court case collapses

A campaigner who displayed large banners of dismembered fetuses outside an abortion clinic in Brighton has been cleared of public order offences.

31 July 2012

Commentary: Anti-abortion protesters must stop punishing women

BPAS counsellor Cath Sutton writes on the Huffington Post UK.

20 July 2012

UK: ‘Lovewise’ charity criticised for spreading abortion misinformation to children

A controversial Christian charity has come under fire for teaching school children around England that abortion can lead to infection, holes in the womb and dramatically increase the risk of depression and suicide.

13 July 2012

UK: Tory MP to launch cross-party inquiry into unwanted pregnancy

Amber Rudd MP aims to prevent the abortion issue from being hijacked by anti-abortion advocates in her own party, the Guardian reports.

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