Abortion Debate

Spain Desperately Needs to Embrace the Pro-Choice Movement

Isabel López Ruiz | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Isabel López Ruiz

Being pro-choice is the best choice. It respects a woman's agency over her own body and treats her as a fully autonomous individual with the ability to decide for herself. For many of you, this understanding of women and their autonomy is something you may take for granted. Unfortunately, however, many people still seem to believe the contrary - especially in Spain.

'This House Regrets the 1967 Abortion Act'

Esther Rich | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Esther Rich

This was the title of a debate hosted by Oxford Students for Life on Monday 10th March...

The Most Dangerous Position In Britain Today Is... 'To Be A Female Foetus'

The Huffington Post/ PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The most dangerous position in Britain today is to be a female foetus, a Tory MP claimed today amid a row on alleged gender selection abortion. Sir...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 12 July 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

Andy Murray's status as the first British winner means the last one is likely to get overshadowed a bit. No, not Fred Perry, but Virginia Wade. Not that many seemed to remember she existed in the preamble to the final anyway. Not even the Prime Bloody Minister.

Dirty Little Secrets? Children Conceived in Rape

Ben Acheson | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

When a 14 year old Irish girl was raped and became pregnant in 1992, nobody knew that the shockwaves would still be rippling 20 years later. This week, the 'Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill' is navigating the Irish Parliament. If successful, abortion, where there is a real and substantial risk to the life of the mother, may soon be legalised in Ireland.

Being Pro-Life Doesn't Make Me Any Less of a Lefty

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

The abortion debate forces people to choose sides: right against left, religious against secular. Some of us, however, refuse to be sliced and diced in such a simplistic and divisive manner.

Do Hunt's Comment Signal Start Of Tory Push To Reduce Abortion Limit?

PA | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK

David Cameron was tonight facing demands to reopen the debate on Britain's abortion laws after Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt called for the current tim...

Anti-Abortion Protesters Must Stop Punishing Women

Cath Sutton | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Politics
Cath Sutton

Abort67 is an anti-abortion group - a collection of like-minded individuals who see fit to gather outside BPAS clinics and inflict their views on the women trying to access our services. They wave banners with explicit pictures of foetuses and shout at the women as they enter... Abort67 should absolutely enjoy their freedom to voice their views - but not at the expense of the freedom of those who are trying to access care. And it's the freedoms of the latter that are being eroded.

Mother Killed Her Unborn Baby With Internet Drug, Days Before Birth

PA | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK

A woman has pleaded guilty to ending her pregnancy just one week before her baby was due to be born, police said on Monday. Sarah Catt is believed ...

Catholic Midwives Lose Legal Fight To Avoid Assisting In Abortions

PA | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK

Two Catholic midwives who lost a legal bid challenging a health board's decision that they were not entitled to refuse to delegate, supervise or suppo...

Telegraph: Selective Abortions By Women Expecting Multiple Births 'On The Rise'

PA | Posted 27.02.2012 | UK

Dozens of unborn babies were aborted in 2010 by women expecting multiple births but who wanted fewer children, it has been reported. Department of ...