Life Isn't That Black And White

Laura Moore | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Parents
Laura Moore

Last nights BBC2 documentary 'A World Without Down's Syndrome?' has already raised a lot of questions before it was even aired and although my son doesn't have Downs syndrome it is still something which affected me during my pregnancy and the issues surrounding it continue to affect me today.

Hearts and Heads: A Mother's Experience of Disability and Termination

Katherine Kowalski | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Parents
Katherine Kowalski

Before I had Orange I would have mistakenly and quite offensively believed that life with a disabled child would be tragic and terrifying, joyless, isolating and punishing, and that the hardships would far outweigh love. Being frank, I would have believed it to be the end of any life worth living. I would have done anything to avoid it.

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?

Abortion: It's Nothing to be Ashamed Of

Melanie Scagliarini | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Scagliarini

A woman having an abortion is considered to be a cold and heartless whore unless she regrets and apologises for it. The truth is the majority of women don't regret it - I certainly don't. I knew straight away that I would have an abortion and I've never looked back with remorse. Sometimes you have to make the least-worst choice out of a bad bunch of options.

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 ...

Catholic Midwives Take NHS To Court Over Abortions

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK

Two midwives at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde who refused to supervise staff involved with abortions, have taken their employers to court for refusing...

Is IVF Fuelling The Rise In Abortions Of Multiple Births?

PA | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 29.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Dozens of unborn babies were aborted in 2010 by women expecting multiple births but who wanted fewer children, it has been reported. ...

Woman’s Horror As Wrong Twin Aborted at 32 Weeks

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 24.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

An investigation is under way in Australia after doctors accidentally aborted a healthy 32-week foetus in a botched procedure. The woman, who was p...