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4 February 2015

Britain’s abortion law - why doctors are so important

Jennie Bristow explains why clinical discretion is central to the Abortion Act.

3 February 2015

Commentary: Our MPs must not sleep walk towards abortion restrictions

An excellent article by Lisa Hallgarten in the New Statesman.

3 February 2015

Northern Ireland: Human rights challenge to abortion law

Northern Ireland’s Human Rights Commission has won its battle for a judicial review on the near outright ban on abortion in the region.

28 January 2015

Anti-choice MP pursues ‘sex selection’ campaign

Pro-choice organisations, legal scholars, and feminist academics have raised objections to an amendment tabled by Fiona Bruce MP to the Serious Crimes Bill, which would formally outlaw abortion ‘on the grounds of the sex of the unborn child’.

28 January 2015

Commentary: Why I oppose a ban on sex-selection abortion

Pam Lowe, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Aston University, writes on The Conversation.

27 January 2015

Why anti-abortion protesters must Back Off

Writing on spiked, Ann Furedi explains why buffer zones are needed outside abortion clinics.

23 January 2015

USA: House passes controversial bill to ban funding for abortion costs

The House of Representatives has passed a bill to tighten restrictions on abortion, just as anti-abortion activists were marching through Washington, DC, BBC News Online reports.

23 December 2014

Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights

Katha Pollitt's new book cuts through the defensiveness of the pro-choice movement, writes Ann Furedi.

18 December 2014

UK: Scottish midwives ruling clarifies scope of conscientious objection

The UK’s Supreme Court has ruled that two Catholic midwives do not have the right to refuse to help other nurses with abortion procedures or planning.

18 December 2014

UK: MPs support call for buffer zones

Yvette Cooper, the Shadow Home Secretary, says that pro-life campaigners should be banned from harassing women attending abortion clinics.

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