Ireland: “FF TD [member of parliament] told us he arranged an abortion for his niece, but he was against abortion”

The X-ile Project’s online gallery of women who shared experiences of abortion has grown to 50 photos. On December 10th, 2015, 11 portraits of women were posted online to a new website. Nothing unusual or remarkable about that entirely routine … Continued

Irish Citizens’ Assembly votes for constitutional change and yes to 13 possible grounds for abortion by a large majority

The remit of the Citizens’ Assembly in Ireland, which began meeting in October 2016, was to consider the views of the country on the future of the 8th amendment to the Irish Constitution, which gives an equal right to life … Continued

Irish Citizens’ Assembly to vote on abortion law recommendation

 The 100-strong Citizens’ Assembly will meet for the final time to consider the future of the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution this weekend and vote on whether to recommend any change to the State’s abortion laws. The Eighth Amendment, … Continued

Decriminalisation of abortion: a discussion paper from the BMA, UK

“The British Medical Association currently does not have policy on the decriminalisation of abortion, and this paper does not include recommendations about whether, and if so how, abortion should be decriminalised. Instead, a number of arguments, put forward by others, … Continued

Obstetrician-gynaecologists’ perspectives on abortion stigma in Italy and Spain

This article explores obstetricians-gynaecologists’ experiences and attitudes towards abortion, based on two mixed-methods studies respectively undertaken in Italy in 2011–2012, and in Spain (Cataluña) in 2013–2015. Short questionnaires and in-depth interviews were conducted with 54 obstetricians-gynaecologists at 4 hospitals providing abortion care in Rome and Milan, and with 23 obstetricians-gynaecologists at 2 hospitals and one clinic providing abortion care in Barcelona.

To have the same right to abortion in Belgium as in France, is that too much to ask?

A sudden rush of media stories in February and March has announced a campaign in Belgium that is variously calling variously for modernisation of the abortion law, decriminalisation of abortion, and complete removal of abortion from the Penal Code, insisting … Continued

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