Abortion Laws

The Importance of Remaining Vocal About BPAS' #WeTrustWomen Campaign

Lauren Kay-Lambert | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Politics
Lauren Kay-Lambert

We are living in a developed, progressive society, so it might shock you to find that, under the 1967 Abortion Act, women need two doctors' signatures...

John Oliver Perfectly Explains Why Anti-Abortion Laws Are Total Nonsense

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Comedy

Voice of the people John Oliver is back on screens across the pond, taking his unique brand of British humour to the States to speak a little sense wh...

Abortion Law Is Killing Women in Northern Ireland

Stephen Donnan | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics
Stephen Donnan

The fact that four completely volunteer funded and non-profit organisations are doing the job of the State in providing advice, counselling, medical care and financial assistance for women's reproductive health is nothing less than a bloody disgrace; this has to end before we have another Savita Halappanavar.

Ireland's Abortion Laws Treat Women Like 'Child-Bearing Vessels'

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

Amnesty International urged Ireland to ease its abortion ban on Tuesday in a damning report that said Europe's most restrictive laws on terminations e...

High Court Rules On 13-Year-Old's Abortion Decision

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK

A High Court judge has ruled that a 13-year-old girl is capable of making her own decisions about whether or not to terminate a pregnancy. Health auth...

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...

Jeremy Hunt's Comments On Abortion 'Completely Ignorant' Say Doctors

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Politics

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt displayed "complete ignorance" when he made comments about abortion time limits when he first took up his post, leading d...

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.

Savita Halappanavar Died 'As A Result Of Medical Misadventure'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK

An Indian dentist who was refused a termination in an Irish hospital as she miscarried died as a result of medical misadventure, a jury at her inquest...

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...

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 ...

The Difference Between Uruguay's Abortion Law and Twitter

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK
Dr. Layla McCay

I'm not suggesting that Twitter is obliged to take responsibility for delivering international social progress in the form of free speech. But its global reach and impact are massive. Its leadership has serious negotiating power and can make bold decisions.

'Every Vote's A Free Vote' - The Young(ish) Tory Rebels

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 11.11.2011 | UK Politics

Last week MPs were offered a rare treat - a free vote. One where they weren't told how to behave by the whips in their party, and where they were exp...