Anti Abortion

Dear Religious Anti-Abortionists, Stop Intimidating Women Outside Hospitals

Sarah Cheverton | Posted 08.10.2017 | UK
Sarah Cheverton

I'm asking you to understand that just as it isn't my right to tell you your beliefs are wrong, it is not your right to attempt to emotionally manipulate, intimidate or scare women on a day that is already difficult enough.

First They Came... But What Is The Real Cost Of The DUP?

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Politics
Jethro Shirley-Smith

We must speak out. It's all we got. Especially if we want to create a future that's fair, right and equal. First they came. Now they're here. But let's hope they don't stick around. Surely nothing is worth that. Not at any price.

The Insult And Injury Of A Tampon Tax Being Used To Undermine Women's Rights

Sabina Frediani | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK
Sabina Frediani

The insult and injury caused by this already unfair tax on women, being used to benefit an organisation that actively undermines women's rights is shockingly offensive. No woman should have to suffer the indignity of going without sanitary protection and no woman should have to suffer the indignity of others making decisions about her reproductive organs. No woman should be treated as a vessel.

What Does Trumpism Look Like In The UK?

Kerry Abel | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Kerry Abel

If you are a Birmingham resident, we encourage you to lobby your MP and local councillor to object to these extremists marching in the centre of Birmingham and being given public properly to do so, you can use our model letter to contact your local representative.

Why Do White Evangelicals Support Trump?

Robin Bunce | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Politics
Robin Bunce

Last November 80% of white evangelicals backed Trump for President. For British observers, the fact that so many viewed Trump as the "Christian choice...

It's Time the Anti-Abortion Lobby Owned the Ugly Truth About Abortion Prohibition

Lisa Hallgarten | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK
Lisa Hallgarten

Whether we are talking about the ugly reality for women in Nicaragua, the preventable death of Savita Halappanavar in Ireland, the imprisonment of Las 17 in El Salvador, the recent arrest of a woman in Chile, the painful journey of women travelling from Ireland and Northern Ireland every day, these stories shame all those who oppose safe legal abortion.

The Hidden Agenda Behind the Explicit Criminalisation of Sex-Selective Abortion

George Iordanou | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
George Iordanou

We need to avoid the restriction of women's right to choose how to deal with their own bodies and we need to take positive steps to make sure that the choices they make reflect the exercise of their informed judgement and not the pressure of their families or cultures.

Pregnant Woman Delivers Verbal Smackdown To Gobsmacked Anti-Abortion Campaigners

The Huffington Post UK | Paul vale | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK

Anti-abortion campaigners in central London took a verbal shoeing from a heavily pregnant woman at a demonstration outside a health centre on Wednesda...

Pro-Life, Anti-Abortion Charities Banned From Advertising At Oxford University

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A pro-life charity has been banned from advertising at Oxford University's student union over its controversial stance on abortion, and narrowly escap...

LOOK: Politician Wears Back Brace To Stand For Marathon 11-Hour Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK

A US politician has spoken non-stop for almost 11 hours to try to scupper an anti-abortion bill. Texas Senator Wendy Davis was not able to eat or g...

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.

You Go Girl! - Obama Win Is a Relief for Women, Including Us Brits

Rebecca Myers | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics
Rebecca Myers

Women of America, you have totally, utterly inspired me. Between bandaging my fingernails and sighing a huge sigh of relief, I can only think to say: you really really do go, girls.

Students 'Drive Away' Graphic Anti-Abortion Protestors

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students have declared a victory after driving away a group of notoriously graphic anti-abortion protestors by holding a counter-demonstration. Abo...

Students 'Distressed And Intimidated' By Anti-Abortion Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students have been left "distressed and intimidated" after anti-abortion group Abort67 held a demonstration at their university campus. Members of ...

What's in a Name?

Simon Blake | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Politics
Simon Blake

Ultimately, the other thing missing from the debate is that if all of us can agree that preventing abortions when possible is a laudable aim then good quality sex and relationships education as defined by the Sex Education Forum and access to contraceptive services that provide choice are absolutely vital.

Don’t Lie To Yourself About Why You’re Pro-Choice

The Guardian | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If lefties are looking for a 'take down' of a recent HuffPost UK's blog, which argued that anti-abortionists could also be progressives, this might do...

40 Days for Lies?

Laura Hurley | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Hurley

I certainly find the clinic-praying distasteful and ill-judged (especially from those who claim to want to help women facing unwanted pregnancies) but it's the lies and scare tactics of these 'counselling' sessions which I find truly 'un-Christian'.

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 ...

School Bans Anti-Abortionist Group Over 'Controversial' Presentation

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A school banned anti-abortion charity Lovewise from further visits after the group caused "considerable controversy" among students, the Huffington Po...

'Women Have The Right To Choose' Says Conservative Minister

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

World leaders will today discuss how they can tackle one of the biggest killers of teenage girls worldwide: pregnancy. According to the Department...

Anti-Abortion Billboards Spark Anger In Dublin

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK

A pro-life campaign rolled out in Dublin promoting the idea that abortion "tears lives apart" has attracted strong criticism for increasing the shame ...

Prestigious University Funds Anti-Abortion Group

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

One of Australia's most prestigious universities is to subsidise an anti-abortion group with thousands of dollars a year through its student union. ...

Man Who Hacked Abortion Provider Site Jailed For Two And A Half Years

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK

Computer "whiz kid" James Jeffery, who hacked into the website of Britain's biggest abortion provider has been jailed for two years and eight months. ...