Why, 50 years after the Abortion Act, it’s time to abolish the law altogether – The Guardian

Posted October 26th, 2017 in abortion, bills, news by sally

‘Half a century after abortions were legalised, women seeking terminations are still being stigmatised. It’s time to take abortion out of the criminal code and regulate it like any other healthcare measure.’

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The Guardian, 25th October 2017

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Antisocial behaviour ruling could halt anti-abortion protests outside clinics – The Guardian

Posted October 13th, 2017 in abortion, demonstrations, domestic violence, harassment, news by tracey

‘Anti-abortion protests outside clinics across the UK could be halted using antisocial behaviour legislation, a Labour MP has said, after her council took a significant decision to stop a group from approaching women at a west London clinic.’

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The Guardian, 12th October 2017

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Ealing abortion clinic protest ban approved – BBC News

Posted October 11th, 2017 in abortion, demonstrations, local government, London, news by tracey

‘An “unprecedented” ban on protesters outside abortion clinics could be introduced in a London borough. Councillors in Ealing overwhelmingly backed a proposal to stop anti-abortion groups protesting outside a Marie Stopes clinic in the borough.’

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BBC News, 11th October 2017

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Abortion should not be a crime, says doctors’ body – BBC News

Posted September 25th, 2017 in abortion, doctors, news by sally

‘Abortions should be treated as a medical issue and not a crime, the UK’s leading pregnancy doctors say.’

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BBC News, 23rd September 2017

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ASA Ruling on Both Lives Matter poster – Law & Religion UK

Posted August 8th, 2017 in abortion, advertising, complaints, news by sally

‘On 2 August, the Advertising Standard Authority (ASA) published its ruling on a poster by the pro-life campaign group Both Lives Matter following a challenge by fourteen complainants on whether the claim “100,000 People are alive today because of our laws on abortion” was misleading and could be substantiated. Their complaints were not upheld.’

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Law & Religion UK, 5th August 2017

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Law Pod UK Episode 5: Further ruling on NI abortion rights, Charlie Gard, and transgender in Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community – 1 COR

‘Sarah Jane Ewart and Rosalind English discuss the latest developments in access to abortion for Northern Irish women, the lessons to be learned from the Charlie Gard case, and the difficult decision that the courts had to reach when considering the best interests of children in an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish family, where the father had left the community as a transgender person.’

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Law Pod UK, 6th July 2017

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NI Abortion Refugees: further thoughts – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Was it unlawful for the Secretary of State for Health, who had power to make provisions for the functioning of the National Health Service in England, to have failed to make a provision which would have enabled women who were citizens of the UK, but who were usually resident in Northern Ireland, to undergo a termination of pregnancy under the NHS in England free of charge?’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15 June 2017

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Supreme court narrowly rejects Northern Ireland free abortions appeal – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2017 in abortion, appeals, costs, health, news, Northern Ireland, Supreme Court, women by sally

‘The supreme court has ruled that women from Northern Ireland are not entitled to free access to abortions on the NHS, a decision that was condemned by campaigners as a “further blow to women” from the region.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2017

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MPs win right to challenge Victorian law criminalising abortion – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2017 in abortion, bills, crime, medicines, news, women by tracey

‘MPs have won the right to introduce a bill to parliament which would decriminalise abortion for the first time by repealing a law that dates back to Victorian times.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2017

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MPs to discuss reform of UK’s Victorian-era abortion law – The Guardian

Posted March 13th, 2017 in abortion, bills, crime, medicines, news, women by sally

‘In years to come, it may be regarded as one of the last battles for women’s autonomy. Under an obscure Victorian law, passed when women did not even have the vote, the decision to terminate an unplanned pregnancy using pills in the privacy of a home is punishable by life in prison – for the woman and any doctor who helps her.’

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The Guardian, 10th March 2017

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Dancers spared jail after blackmailing rugby star Danny Cipriani – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 8th, 2017 in abortion, blackmail, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘Two dancers have avoided jail for blackmailing former England rugby star Danny Cipriani for thousands of pounds after one of them aborted his child.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2017

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I had an abortion when money made the difference between life and death – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2017 in abortion, news by sally

‘Diane Munday had an abortion in 1961, six years before the Abortion Act – now 50 years old – made abortion legal in Britain. While she could afford a Harley Street operation, she knew her neighbours were facing backstreet procedures with knitting needles. Here she explains how this inspired a life-long campaign for reform.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2017

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Watchdogs release damning reports on Marie Stopes abortion clinics – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 21st, 2016 in abortion, charities, consent, health, learning difficulties, news, reports by tracey

‘Staff at Britain’s biggest abortion provider tried to give a vulnerable woman a termination even though she did not understand what was going on, a damning report has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2016

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Victorian abortion law ‘breaches human rights’ – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2016 in abortion, human rights, news, statute law revision by sally

‘A campaign to push for abortion to be removed from the justice statutes and decriminalised is to be launched this month by the country’s newest political party.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2016

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‘Gendercide’: Do Sex-Selective Abortions Breach Human Rights? – RightsInfo

Posted June 28th, 2016 in abortion, gender, human rights, news, sex discrimination by sally

‘Abortion is an emotive subject. It also raises several human rights questions, relating to women’s autonomy, religious beliefs and when the right to life begins.’

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RightsInfo, 27th June 2016

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Doctors could be prosecuted for gender-based abortion following British lawyers appeal to European Court of Human Rights – Daily Telegraph

‘Doctors who aborted foetuses based on their gender could finally be successfully prosecuted after British lawyers launched an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights calling for a reform of abortion law.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th June

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Abortion, mental incapacity and prior intentions: Court of Protection Clarifies the law – UK Human Rights Law

Posted March 4th, 2016 in abortion, consent, Court of Protection, domestic violence, news by tracey

‘An NHS Trust v CS (By Her Litigation Friend, the Official Solicitor) ] EWCOP. The Court of Protection does the work of Solomon on a daily basis. Matters of life and death are brought before it, and with them come a mass of conflicting rights, overlapping statutes, and an array of case law from which arguments can be drawn.’

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UK Human Rights Law, 26th February 2016

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Abortion, mental incapacity and prior intentions: Court of Protection Clarifies the law – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 26th, 2016 in abortion, consent, Court of Protection, domestic violence, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘An NHS Trust v CS (By Her Litigation Friend, the Official Solicitor) ] EWCOP. The Court of Protection does the work of Solomon on a daily basis. Matters of life and death are brought before it, and with them come a mass of conflicting rights, overlapping statutes, and an array of case law from which arguments can be drawn. At the end of it, an individual judge must make a stark decision, which may have the most profound impact on another human being. One of those charged with making such decisions once divided the advocates who appeared before him into those who complicate and those who clarify. There is no surprise as to which he preferred.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 26th February 2016

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Woman who took poison to terminate pregnancy jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 18th, 2015 in abortion, news, poisoning, pregnancy, sentencing by tracey

‘Natalie Towers, 24, sentenced to serve two years and six months behind bars after buying poison online to terminate her unborn son.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2015

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Former DPP ‘encouraged abortion on demand’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 30th, 2015 in abortion, Crown Prosecution Service, gender, news, prosecutions by sally

‘High Court case disputes decision by Sir Keir Starmer, the former DPP turned Labour MP, not to bring charges after Telegraph exposé.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2015

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