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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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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Abortion investigation: Health Secretary Andrew Lansley to report clinics and doctors to police – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 24th, 2012 in abortion, doctors, news by tracey

“Andrew Lansley, the Health Secretary, is to report the abortion clinics and doctors at the centre of a Daily Telegraph investigation to the police and General Medical Council.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd February 2012

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Private clinics that offer abortions can advertise on TV – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in abortion, advertising, news by sally

“Private clinics that charge for pregnancy services, including abortions, will be able to advertise on television and radio under new regulations.”

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The Guardian, 21st January 2012

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Abortion rules shakeup could set system back 25 years, says GPs’ chief – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2011 in abortion, conflict of interest, news by sally

“The head of the Royal College of General Practitioners has warned that government moves to shake up pre-abortion counselling for women could create new barriers and set the system back 25 years.”

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The Guardian, 29th August 2011

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Catholic nurses use Equality Act to protect their pro-life beliefs – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 15th, 2011 in abortion, news, nurses, religious discrimination by sally

“Two Roman Catholic nurses have won the right not to work in an abortion clinic after they accused the NHS of breaching equality laws.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th August 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Blaggers could be jailed – Nick Clegg – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2011 in abortion, data protection, deceit, news, sentencing by tracey

“People found guilty of obtaining personal details by deception – known as ‘blagging’ – should be jailed, Deputy PM Nick Clegg has said.”

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BBC News, 14th July 2011

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Court ruling prompts late abortion data release – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2011 in abortion, freedom of information, news, statistics by sally

“The government has published data on the number of late abortions carried out in England and Wales, after the High Court ordered it to do so.”

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BBC News, 4th July 2011

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Government loses abortion battle – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2011 in abortion, freedom of information, government departments, news, statistics by sally

“The Department of Health has lost a court battle to keep secret some details on abortion statistics.”

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BBC News, 20th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ruling on late abortion figures challenged in court – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 18th, 2011 in abortion, freedom of information, government departments, news, statistics by sally

“The Department of Health is making a High Court challenge today to stop figures being published on the number of late abortions on ‘less than perfect’ foetuses with physical abnormalities, including cleft palate and club foot.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Early abortion court challenge fails – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2011 in abortion, news by sally

“Women who want an abortion in the early weeks of pregnancy must continue to take the pills at the clinic and not at home, unless health secretary Andrew Lansley stipulates otherwise, a judge has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 14th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

High court to rule on abortions at home – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2011 in abortion, news by sally

“The high court is due to rule on Monday in a landmark case that could make it easier for women to complete abortions at home.”

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The Guardian, 13th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Abortion rule to be challenged in high court – The Guardian

Posted January 13th, 2011 in abortion, news by sally

“The Department of Health is today accused of allowing political considerations to prevail over the wellbeing of women who need an abortion in early pregnancy, by refusing to allow them to take the necessary pills in the comfort and security of their own home.”

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The Guardian, 13th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

ASA clears Marie Stopes TV ad – The Guardian

Posted August 4th, 2010 in abortion, advertising, news by sally

“The advertising watchdog has cleared the first British television advert to offer advice on abortion services, despite almost 5,000 complaints.”

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The Guardian, 4th August 2010

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R v Ahmed – WLR Daily

Posted August 3rd, 2010 in abortion, appeals, crime, law reports by sally

R v Ahmed; [2010] WLR (D) 219

“The act of procuring the miscarriage of a woman’s child did not, by itself, amount to an offence known to English law. Where a defendant was charged with an offence of supplying or procuring any instrument or thing, knowing that it was intended to be unlawfully used or employed with intent to procure the miscarriage of a woman, the ‘thing’ supplied or procured had to be some sort of article or object and could not include a medical procedure. ‘Procure’ of the instrument or thing did not include the taking of possession of or use of an instrument or thing by a third person.”

WLR Daily, 2nd  August 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

First UK ad for abortion services draws 350 complaints – The Guardian

Posted May 28th, 2010 in abortion, advertising, complaints, news by sally

“ASA to assess criticism of TV campaign for sexual health charity Marie Stopes.”

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The Guardian, 28th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk