Entries by Clare Murphy from 10/2012

Why the Women's Minister Shouldn't Deny Women Later Abortion

| Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Politics

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) carries out the majority of later abortions in this country. Our staff would have been more than happy to explain to the women's minister just what kind of impact restricting access to abortions after 20 weeks would have on the small numbers of women who need them.

What Do You Call a Woman Who's Had an Abortion? Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend

| Posted 10.14.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Recent comments and campaigns by politicians opposed to abortion often imply that women do not know what they are doing when they request abortion and need protecting from themselves, or that what they are doing is morally wrong - and that their pregnancies need protecting from the women themselves.

Wasting Time on the Time Limit: The Real Issues in Women's Reproductive Healthcare

| Posted 10.17.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The energy spent discussing abortion time limits detracts time and attention from genuine problems in women's reproductive healthcare. Were the MP for mid-Bedfordshire really as 'pro-woman' as she claims, here are some of the themes she could be tackling which affect women across the spectrum of reproductive needs. For example, some 40% of women using BPAS' contraceptive counselling service following an unplanned pregnancy report problems accessing contraception.

Science, Money and Women's Reproductive Choices

| Posted 10.28.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Some women may abandon breastfeeding because they have been given insufficient support - and if so that certainly needs to change. But many other women may choose to stop or reduce breastfeeds because of the physical burden,