Abortion provider BPAS fined £200,000 for data breach – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2014 in abortion, data protection, fines, internet, news, privacy by tracey

‘An abortion provider has been fined £200,000 for a data breach that revealed almost 10,000 people’s details to a hacker.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2014

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Abortion counselling – why statutory regulation is needed – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted March 7th, 2014 in abortion, doctors, news by tracey

‘Abortion is an emotive subject, regardless of political persuasion. It is one of the few issues that genuinely has the ability to polarise opinion, with neither side likely to be persuaded to the other’s point of view.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 6th March 2014

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Abortion on grounds of gender: the DPP was right – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted October 16th, 2013 in abortion, doctors, gender, news, prosecutions by sally

“There has been a recent storm over the DPP’s decision not to prosecute two doctors in relation to their referral of two women for abortion. The cases were widely represented as cases of abortion on grounds of gender. They came to light in the course of an undercover investigation by the Telegraph of practice in English abortion clinics.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 15th October 2013

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Sex-selective abortion allegations unprovable, says top prosecutor – The Guardian

Posted October 8th, 2013 in abortion, doctors, gender, news, prosecutions by sally

“It would be impossible to prove that two doctors authorised abortions solely on the basis of the baby’s gender, the director of public prosecutions has said in an explanation of why charges were not brought against them.”

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The Guardian, 7th October 2013

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Statement from Director of Public Prosecutions on abortion related cases – Crown Prosecution Service

“In early 2012, the Daily Telegraph carried out an undercover investigation at various abortion clinics in England. As a result, a police investigation was conducted and, in due course, the police asked the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for advice about possible criminal charges. This note relates to the decision to take no further action in relation to two doctors: Dr S and Dr R.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 7th October 2013

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Dominic Grieve under pressure to explain CPS decision not to prosecute over gender selection abortion scandal – Daily Telegraph

“Britain’s top law officer is to come under pressure in the House of Commons this week to say why the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to prosecute over the gender selection abortion scandal.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th October 2013

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Women are legally free to abort a baby because of its sex, says abortion charity head – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 18th, 2013 in abortion, charities, Crown Prosecution Service, doctors, equality, gender, news, prosecutions by sally

“The chief executive of Britain’s biggest abortion charity has said women are legally free to arrange an abortion because they are unhappy with the sex of their unborn baby.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2013

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Gender abortion decision ‘unconstitutional’ say MPs – Daily Telegraph

“An alliance of 50 MPs on Saturday accuses the Crown Prosecution Service of an ‘unconstitutional’ encroachment on the role of Parliament by refusing to bring charges against doctors linked to illegal abortions.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th September 2013

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Gender abortions: CPS accused of double standards after putting pro-life campaigners on trial – Daily Telegraph

“The Crown Prosecution Service has been accused of ‘double standards’ over abortion laws as campaign groups detailed how it brought criminal charges against a string of pro-life protesters yet refused to prosecute doctors over illegal practices.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2013

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CPS statement on abortion related case – Crown Prosecution Service

“The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC said: ‘This was a very difficult and finely balanced decision. It was based on the individual facts of the case; it is not a policy decision. But in light of concerns raised today, I have decided that it would be sensible to put into the public domain the case specific reasons for not prosecuting in much greater detail. Clearly this will involve careful consideration of how much information can be put into the public domain by way of explanation, but my intention is for a fuller statement to made by the CPS in due course. In the mean time, I understand that the Health Secretary has written to the Attorney General asking for clarification and I am happy to assist him in any way.’ ”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 5th September 2013

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Hunt concerned by lack of prosecutions in gender abortion case – BBC News

Posted September 5th, 2013 in abortion, Crown Prosecution Service, gender, news, prosecutions, public interest by sally

“The CPS’s decision not to prosecute two doctors who have been accused of offering to arrange abortions based on gender is ‘concerning’, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.”

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BBC News, 5th Sepetember 2013

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Appeal court cuts jail term for woman who aborted baby at 40 weeks – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2013 in abortion, appeals, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A woman jailed for eight years after aborting her unborn baby within a week of her due date has had her sentence reduced to three and a half years.”

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The Guardian, 12th June 2013

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Bipolar patient has capacity to decide to terminate pregnancy – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 28th, 2013 in abortion, Court of Protection, mental health, news by sally

“The patient in this case was a 37 year old highly intelligent graduate who worked in IT. For the past 8 years she presented with symptoms which were diagnosed as those of bi-polar disorder. She had been detained under compulsory or similar powers at various times in Italy, in France and here in England.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th May 2013

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Bipolar woman wins High Court battle for right to have abortion – The Independent

Posted May 24th, 2013 in abortion, Court of Protection, mental health, news by tracey

“A pregnant woman with severe mental health problems is expected to have an abortion after a High Court judge ruled that she was capable of making the decision.”

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The Independent, 21st May 2013

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Paranoid woman begs court to let her abort baby she gave up pills to protect – The Independent

Posted May 21st, 2013 in abortion, medicines, mental health, news by sally

“A pregnant woman suffering from ‘severe’ mental health problems has made an impassioned plea to a High Court judge, asking that she be granted an abortion.”

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The Independent, 20th May 2013

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An overdue inquiry into the working of the Abortion Act – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 18th, 2013 in abortion, disabled persons, equality, medical ethics, news by sally

“Whatever your view of abortion, there are too many abortions, and too many of them are too late. Even abortion’s fiercest advocates do not pretend that it is a good thing – just the lesser of two evils.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 15th February 2013

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Mental health ‘excuse’ to sign off abortions – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 4th, 2013 in abortion, medical ethics, mental health, news by tracey

“Doctors are routinely bending the law to allow women to have abortions on questionable mental-health grounds, the head of Britain’s biggest abortion provider has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2013

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Three notorious Court of Protection hearings – The Independent

Posted January 31st, 2013 in abortion, Court of Protection, freedom of movement, homosexuality, news by sally

“After doctors today told the High Court that an Iranian immigrant on hunger strike must be force fed because a ‘delusional disorder’ renders him incapable of a decision on starvation, we look back at three other notorious Court of Protection hearings.”

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The Independent, 30th January 2013

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Abortion and the cognitively impaired mother – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted January 21st, 2013 in abortion, jurisdiction, learning difficulties, news, parental rights by sally

“It will be interesting to watch the reception of a recent Court of Protection case, as yet unreported, in which a woman with profound learning difficulties was found to have capacity to decide not to terminate her pregnancy.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 21st January 2013

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Woman with learning difficulties can decide own pregnancy fate, court rules – The Guardian

“A young woman with learning difficulties who faced the prospect of a court deciding if her pregnancy should be terminated has the capacity to decide herself, the high court has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2013

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