Pro Choice

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

Sophie Turton | Posted 08.04.2014 | 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 21.03.2014 | 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' | 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...

Ireland PM: We Will Not Hold Inquiry Into Abortion Death

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

Ireland's prime minister has said there will be no external inquiry into why a pregnant woman died after being refused an abortion in hospital. Pre...

Woman Dies In 'Agony' After Being Refused Abortion

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

A woman has died in an Irish hospital after she was refused an abortion. Savita Halappanavar, a dentist aged 31, was 17 weeks pregnant when she die...

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...

Lower Limit on Abortion: A Dangerous Idea

Louise Wilson | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Politics
Louise Wilson

Medical reasons would provide the only good justification for reducing the limits of abortion; if this is the case, I'm all for a change in the law. But until this is proven, an arbitrary change could result in fewer rights, severe harm or even death - and this is simply not worth it.

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...

Outdated Nonsense

Zoe Venditozzi | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Venditozzi

I've started asking women I know if they consider themselves to be feminists. Whilst doing this I've discovered two things. Firstly, the question causes a little flicker of embarrassment in me. It's almost like asking, were you a virgin when you got married? Or something similar to that type of anachronistic nonsense. Secondly, most women I've asked seem similarly uncomfortable and are often pretty reluctant to identify themselves with Feminism.

Is Northern Ireland Ready For Abortion?

Emma Campbell | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Campbell

Northern Ireland is known for its history of religious and state conflict; a recent scar that most of us living here would wish healed. So strange then that the group most disregarded during the Troubles, yet vital to its peace process, i.e. women, should be the subject of unity between the extremes of both Catholic and Protestant religious voices this week

Ten Things I Learned From Debating Abortion on Twitter

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

I wrote this column, not because I wanted to have a row about abortion or "climbing on a bandwagon", but because I desperately wanted "my fellow lefties and liberals to try to understand and respect the views of those of us who are pro-life, rather than demonise us as right-wing reactionaries or medieval misogynists". Yesterday's Twitter responses show that I failed to persuade them to do so.

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'.

First Private Abortion Clinic To Open In Northern Ireland

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK

The first private clinic to offer abortions in Northern Ireland is to open in Belfast, with pro-choice campaigners describing the move as a "real step...

Lily Allen Rants At Pro-Lifers...Then Hints At 'What Life Would Be Like Without A Baby'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.10.2012 | Home

She’s no shrinking violet at the best of times, and British pop star Lily Allen continued her penchant for online rants this morning. Writing un...

Abort67 Rebuts Accusations of Panic Stricken BPAS Et Al

Andrew Stephenson | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Stephenson

As a BPAS employee, Cath Sutton's first priority will inevitably be to deflect attention from what they're doing by, in my opinion, lying about what we do. The photos Abort67 uses, however, are accurate depictions of the results of what BPAS does to babies. Sutton and BPAS are frankly lying when they accuse us of shouting at or insulting women. We've never called anyone a murderer, we just let the photos speak for themselves. The photos are real, and raise the question: if what goes on in an abortion facility is so horrific that it has to be hidden at any cost, why do we tolerate it?

Lovewise and Abortion Myths In Schools

Laura Hurley | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Hurley

As someone who works for a pro-choice education project I've heard just about all the myths about abortion and contraception that are out there. Abortion is safe, legal and common - a third of women in the UK undergo the procedure in their lifetime.