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?’

Full Story

UK Human Rights Blog, 15 June 2017

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com

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.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 14th June 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

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.’

Full story

The Guardian, 13th March 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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.’

Full story

The Guardian, 10th March 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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.’

Full story

BBC News, 26th January 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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.’

Full story

The Guardian, 20th November 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘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.’

Full story

RightsInfo, 27th June 2016

Source: www.rightsinfo.org

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.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 18th June

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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.’

Full story

UK Human Rights Law, 26th February 2016

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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.’

Full story

UK Human Rights Blog, 26th February 2016

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Regina (A and another) v Secretary of State for Health (Alliance for Choice intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted July 30th, 2015 in abortion, appeals, health, human rights, law reports, Northern Ireland by sally

Regina (A and another) v Secretary of State for Health (Alliance for Choice intervening) [2015] EWCA Civ 771; [2015] WLR (D) 335

‘It was entirely logical for the Secretary of State for Health in the exercise of his duty under section 3 of the National Health Service Act 2006 to provide a range of NHS services including abortion services throughout the United Kingdom on the basis of local residence. The Secretary of State was not obliged to exercise his discretion so as to extend free abortion services to women from Northern Ireland and failure to supply such a service was not a breach of rights under the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.’

WLR Daily, 22nd July 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

CPS decision to stop private prosecutions of doctors charged with abortion offences – CPS News Brief

‘In February 2012 Drs Sivaraman and Rajmohan were the subject of an undercover operation organised by The Daily Telegraph at various abortion clinics in England. The evidence obtained was passed to the police and, after an investigation, considered by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). It was concluded that in each case there was sufficient evidence of an abortion offence, although this was a finely balanced decision, but that it was not in the public interest to prosecute. On 5 September 2013 and, in more detail, on 7 October 2013 the CPS issued public statements explaining the decision making in these cases.’

Full story

CPS News Brief, 13th March 2015

Source: http://blog.cps.gov.uk

‘Door wide open’ to gender abortion as CPS blocks prosecution of doctors, campaigners claim – Daily Telegraph

‘Prosecutors halt case against doctors filmed in Telegraph investigation over ‘public interest’ considerations.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 13th March 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

MPs reject backbench bid to amend abortion laws – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2015 in abortion, amendments, gender, news, parliament, sex discrimination by sally

‘MPs have defeated a cross-party bid to clarify in law that abortion on the grounds of gender alone is illegal in the UK.’

Full story

BBC News, 24th February 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Gendercide abortion law is ‘a risk to mothers’ – The Independent

Posted February 19th, 2015 in abortion, crime, gender, health, news, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘Women’s rights campaigners are calling on MPs to vote against criminalising abortion on grounds of a child’s gender because it could drive the problem underground.’

Full story

The Independent, 18th February 2015

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Abortion doctor will appear in court – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 27th, 2015 in abortion, doctors, news, private prosecutions, sex discrimination by sally

‘Telegraph investigation leads Christian campaigner to mount private prosecution against doctor accused of offering gender-based abortion.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 26th January 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk