Pro Choice

I am Pro Choice. I Am Not Ashamed

Stephen Donnan | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Donnan

It has taken me a long time to come to terms with the truth that I am pro Choice and I am unashamedly so. I was always afraid to say it because of the nature of NI's deeply conservative society and how it would reflect on my character.

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

George Iordanou | Posted 02.02.2015 | 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.

Should Men Get a Say in Abortion?

Jack Fletcher | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

At first glance it makes sense that men, who helped create what is now a foetus in a pregnant woman, should have a say in if a woman has an abortion or not. So it seems pretty logical to give men a legal part in the decision to some extent right? The problem is it's just not that simple.

Eradicating the Shame of Abortion

Abigail Eaton-Masters | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Abigail Eaton-Masters

Abortion - the word is like totally loaded. It touches the hearts of women and society on a global scale. Yet too many professional women are seeking out help to deal with their shame around abortion, and for many women who have undergone abortion are in need of releasing their shame story.

Pregnant Woman Sticks It To Anti-Abortion Protesters

Becky Hopper | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

A video has been posted online of a heavily pregnant woman absolutely sticking it to anti-abortion protesters. She deserves a massive thank you and a high five from women everywhere! What a hero!

Cardiff Uni Chooses To Not Be Pro-Choice In Landslide Victory

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A motion to make Cardiff University's Student Union officially pro-choice was defeated by such a landslide that the votes weren't even counted. The...

Cardiff University Students To Vote On Whether To Officially Become A 'Pro Choice Union'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A row over free speech is brewing as students at Cardiff University gear up to vote on whether their union should officially become "pro choice". T...

Oxford Abortion Debate Cancelled Due To 'Security Concerns' Over Planned Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

An abortion debate organised by a pro-life society at Oxford University has been cancelled due to security concerns over a planned protest. The Oxf...

For Women's Sake, Don't Ban Sex-Selective Abortion

Alex Porter | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Politics
Alex Porter

Feminism, and all movements striving for equality, should aim to empower individuals to make choices free from the arbitrary restrains of gender, race, sexuality or class. Sex-selective abortion is a symptom of inequality, and the only way to rid our society of this practice, or any other form of discrimination, is to attack the virus of bigotry itself.

How Can We Make Women Count When the Numbers Don't Add Up?

Simon Cooke | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Cooke

By investing to make contraception available to every woman who wants it, improving access to safe abortion where it's legal and making sure that medical care is readily available when things go wrong we can make a real difference. It's not rocket science - even for someone still relatively new to the development sector like me.

Moral Judgement: Please Use Responsibly

Kathryn Taylor | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Taylor

The case of the Australian couple who have taken the twin, but not the Downs syndrome sibling from the surrogate Thai mother, which has been in the news this week raises some interesting ethical issues. I don't mean to comment directly on that case here because the facts of that particular case are far from clear. The only thing that is clear is that it is very sad that it has happened. But what were the alternatives?

Choosing Choice: Abortion

Emily Hay | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Hay

Choice - it's the very basis of our humanity... but in some places we are being denied that right to choice. In countries where abortion is illegal thousands of women every year are denied their human rights and forced into motherhood... lack of access to abortions doesn't save lives, it ruins them.

Anti-Abortion Activists Stopped From 'Intimidating' Vigil By Riot Law

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK

Anti-abortion activists who attempt to stop women visiting a clinic for terminations have been barred from the facility using rioting legislation, acc...

Why We Should Be Thanking Emily Letts for Filming Her Own Abortion

Rachel Moss | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

For me, terminating a pregnancy is a big deal. But because the decision to have an abortion is a serious one, shouldn't it also be an informed one? Since posting the video, Emily has been sworn at, received death threats and been told she should never have children. But what is it that people are so worried about?

Be Honest: Why Do You Really Hate Josie Cunningham?

Gabriella Apicella | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gabriella Apicella

From younger and younger we are setting women up to be targets of some form of abuse. If she is not beautiful she will be bullied: as Josie Cunningham experienced in advance of getting her notorious breast enlargement, and Jodie Marsh did before her nosejob. If she does not engage in sexual acts she will be pestered until she submits.

Forget Pro-Life or Pro-Choice, It's Pro-Female Rights

Sophie Turton | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK
Sophie Turton

In much of the western world we have the luxury of choice, whether you agree with the actions that follow that choice or not, it is the option that is important. The lack of choice, the continued subjugation of the rights of women and the subsequent death or injury that still affects so many, is a big problem and we should not ignore it.

'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...

Pregnant Brain Dead Woman Is Taken Off Life Support As It Emerges Foetus Was Deformed

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

A brain dead pregnant woman has been taken off life-support, her family has announced. Marlise Munoz, 33, was 14 weeks pregnant when she suffered ...

We Stood With Wendy Davis - Now Stand With Ann Furedi

Lucy Uprichard | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Uprichard

Ann Furedi, the head of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas), recently came under media fire for her piece in Spiked about the "danger of clamping down on sex-selective abortions".

Should Pro-Choice Mean Women Are Free To Have Abortions On Basis Of Gender?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK

Women are legally free to end a pregnancy should they not like the sex of their unborn child, an abortion charity has said. Ann Furedi, the chief exec...

Taking a Stand: Support For Wendy Davis

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Politics
Gabrielle Leimon

I think today of all days is one in which we should consider the powerful and influential women in our lives. I say this after Senator Wendy Davis staged a marathon filibuster in Texas against the abortion bill. This woman had to stand and speak for 11 hours without food, water, sitting down, rest or pause of any kind.

Student Conference-Gate.

Aisling Gallagher | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Aisling Gallagher

Throughout the UK, our students' unions democratic structures are being attacked, more often by their university rather than their elected student officers. It's time to tell QUBSU that they can't simply ignore the rules.

Deceptive Hysteria Surrounds Abortion Debate in Northern Ireland

Gary Spedding | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gary Spedding

In my opinion, there is a serious lack of education coupled with a deliberate propagation of misinformation in the political and public sphere when it comes to women's reproductive rights in Northern Ireland.

Dina Rickman

'It's Surprising It's Been Uncontroversial For So Long'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dina Rickman | Posted 10.01.2013 | UK

It’s been a great year for the pro-life lobby. That’s the view of Mark Bhagwandin, Senior Education and Media Officer of anti-abortion charity ...

Vigils For Savita Halt Traffic In Dublin (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

Streets surrounding the Irish parliament were shut down and traffic ground to a halt during rush-hour as around 2,000 demonstrators staged a spontaneo...