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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Doctors seek court order to carry out abortion on mentally disabled woman – Daily Telegraph

“Doctors are applying for a court order to allow them to carry out an abortion on a mentally disabled woman without her consent.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th January 2013

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Judge in late abortion case linked to conservative Christian charity – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2012 in abortion, Christianity, conflict of interest, judges, news, sentencing by sally

“A judge who criticised UK abortion policies while sentencing a woman to eight years in prison for performing her own abortion at a late stage in her pregnancy is one of at least five members of the judiciary with links to a Christian charity which has campaigned for more conservative abortion laws.”

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The Guardian, 21st September 2012

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Sarah Catt, abortion and the legal rights of pregnant women – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2012 in abortion, conflict of interest, judges, news, pregnancy, sentencing by sally

“Before prosecuting and jailing women for abortion, we should ask whether criminalisation is ever appropriate.”

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The Guardian, 21st September 2012

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Anti-abortion protesters cleared of public order offences – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2012 in abortion, demonstrations, intimidation, news, public order by sally

“Anti-abortion protesters who displayed pictures of aborted foetuses outside a clinic offering pregnancy terminations have been cleared of public order offences.”

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The Guardian, 17th September 2012

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Woman jailed for self-abortion – The Independent

Posted September 17th, 2012 in abortion, news, poisoning, sentencing by sally

“A woman who aborted her own baby within a week of his due date has been jailed for eight years.”

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The Independent, 17th September 2012

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Doctors broke abortion law in 13 NHS trusts – The Guardian

Posted July 13th, 2012 in abortion, doctors, news by sally

“Doctors in 13 NHS trusts in England have been found to be breaking abortion law by pre-signing forms certifying that women could have their pregnancies terminated.”

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The Guardian, 12th July 2012

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Abortion: the legal position – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 12th, 2012 in abortion, news by sally

“Anyone involved in performing abortions without proper certification could be liable for criminal prosecution, the Department of Health has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th July 2012

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Christian sues NHS over ‘totalitarian’ stance on abortion – Daily Telegraph

“A Christian mental health worker who was sacked over her opposition to abortion is suing the NHS accusing it of having a ‘dangerously totalitarian’ approach to dissent on the issue.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th May 2012

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Abortion site hacker James Jeffery jailed – The Independent

Posted April 16th, 2012 in abortion, computer crime, news, sentencing by sally

“A computer ‘whiz kid’ who broke into the website of Britain’s biggest abortion provider has been jailed for two years and eight months.”

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The Independnet, 13th April 2012

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Why the Abortion Act deserves to live – The Guardian

Posted April 11th, 2012 in abortion, medical ethics, news by sally

“The 1967 Act is a delicate compromise that has survived nearly half a century.”

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The Guardian, 10th April 2012

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One in five abortion clinics breaks law – The Guardian

Posted March 23rd, 2012 in abortion, news by tracey

“Up to one in five abortion clinics is suspected of breaking the law and faces a police inquiry following an official investigation ordered by the Health Secretary, The Daily Telegraph can disclose. The regulator conducted a series of unannounced raids on every clinic offering abortions this week and found that a ‘shocking’ number may be breaking the law.”

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2012

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Is it illegal to abort an unborn baby because of its sex? Not necessarily – The Guardian

Posted February 29th, 2012 in abortion, gender, mental health, news by tracey

“The sting that showed clinics agreeing to requests for sex-selective abortion caused outrage. Yet it’s far from clear that the practice is always illegal.”

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The Guardian, 28th February 2012

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