Pro Life

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...

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?

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...

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...

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...

Abortion: What Are We Really Getting Rid of?

Esther Rich | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Esther Rich

In order to truly understand the magnitude of what we are considering, we must return to the child at the centre of it all. A child who did not ask to be conceived in such a way, nor ask to be unwanted in any way, but could have grown up to be a child with a voice asking for love, respect and dignity. For now, we must be their voice.

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...

Pro-Life Group's Gay Marriage Ad Was 'Misleading'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK

A pro-life group has been slapped down by the advertising watchdog for "misleading" claims about gay marriage. The adverts from the Society for the...

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 ...

Miscarriage of Justice

Charlotte Ryan | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ryan

The complete ban on abortion sends out the message that women are simply vehicles to bring life into the world and, if they lose their own life in the process, well, at least they have fulfilled their ultimate purpose.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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?

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...

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.

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 ...