Gibraltar is a peninsula hanging off the edge of Spain, separated from Spain by an airport runway, belonging to the UK but excluded from British abortion law. Gibraltar is governed by a 2011 law that is based on the 1861 … Continued
This report was released on the evening of 7 March for International Women’s Day at a reception at the House of Lords in London, hosted by Baroness Jenny Tonge, Chairwoman of the UK Parliament’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development … Continued
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (Bpas) is a charity that offers abortion care, contraception, STI testing, miscarriage management, and pregnancy counselling to nearly 80,000 women each year via clinics in England, Wales, and Scotland. As part of their advocacy work, … Continued
The Northern Ireland Alliance for Choice has welcomed the report of the CEDAW Inquiry, published on 23 February 2018, which was launched following a submission to CEDAW in 2015 by three Northern Irish groups – the Family Planning Association, Northern … Continued
Two surveys of people’s views on changing the abortion law on the Isle of Man were recently conducted. The one was in fact a consultation by the island’s government. The other was a phone survey by an anti-choice group. The … Continued
While abortion has been legal in most developed countries for many years, the topic remains controversial. A major area of controversy concerns women’s rights vis-a-vis the right of health professionals to opt out of providing the service on conscience grounds. Although scholars from various disciplines have addressed this issue in the literature, there is a lack of empirical research on the topic. This paper provides a documentary analysis of three examples of conscientious objection on religious grounds to performing abortion-related care by midwives in different Member States of the European Union, two of which have resulted in legal action.
by Goretti Horgan A few days ago, we received a link to an article that made a patently untrue claim that the UK admits hundreds of babies left to die after botched abortions (21-12-17), among several other such claims. … Continued
Following permission in January 2017 to bring forward a private members bill, member of the Isle of Man parliament Dr Alex Allinson asked for feedback on the draft Abortion Reform Bill between 7 July and 18 September 2017. The Bill … Continued
The Voice for Choice coalition in the UK have long been aware of persistent protests by anti-abortion activists outside abortion clinics across the UK. In West London, outside a Marie Stopes clinic in the borough of Ealing, women going … Continued
Anti-abortion protests outside clinics across the UK could be halted using anti-social behaviour legislation, Labour MP Rupa Huq has said, after Ealing Council in West London took a decision to stop a group from approaching women at a west London abortion clinic. She called for a “national and permanent response”.