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16 March 2015

UK: Crown Prosecution Service stops private prosecutions

The CPS has stopped the private prosecutions of the two doctors charged with abortion offences following the Daily Telegraph's sting investigation into 'sex-selective' abortion.

24 February 2015

UK: Bruce amendment on ‘sex selective abortion’ fails in Parliament

MPs have defeated a cross-party bid to put into the law that abortion on the grounds of sex is illegal in the UK. The proposed amendment to the Serious Crime Bill was rejected by a majority of 91 votes.

23 February 2015

UK: Opposition to Bruce amendment grows

MPs are due to vote on an amendment today that would formally ban women from aborting fetuses because of their sex.

17 February 2015

UK: Warning about effect of the Bruce amendment on women at risk of fetal anomaly

A briefing from Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC) and Genetic Alliance UK outlines some of the dangers posed by Fiona Bruce's amendment to the Serious Crime Bill on abortion for fetal sex.

17 February 2015

Commentary: Sex-selective abortion and honour-based violence

The Bruce amendment could lead to vulnerable women in abusive situations being victimised further, writes Shaheen Hashmat.

10 February 2015

Commentary: Criminalising women to protect them? Abortion law proposal is seriously flawed

Sally Sheldon, Professor of Law at the University of Kent, writes on The Conversation.

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.

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.

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