Ban proposed on disability abortions – The Times

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in abortion, news by sally

“Pregnant women who find out that their baby has a serious disability would no longer be able to have an abortion under amendments to the law tabled in Parliament yesterday.”

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The Times, 1st December 2007

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Anti-abortion MPs take fight to Lords with foetus scans – The Independent

Posted November 12th, 2007 in abortion, news by sally

“Three-dimensional images of a foetus ‘walking’ in the womb are to be shown to MPs and peers by a cross-party alliance of campaigners in an attempt to persuade the House of Lords to tighten the law on abortion.”

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The Independent, 10th November 2007

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MPs try to cut abortion limit to 20 weeks – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 9th, 2007 in abortion, news by sally

“Labour and Conservative MPs are preparing to unite in a cross-party attempt to restrict access to abortion in Britain, The Daily Telegraph has learned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th November 2007

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MPs call for abortion law reforms – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2007 in abortion, doctors, news by sally

“There is no reason why women seeking an abortion should need the approval of two doctors, a group of MPs has said.”

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BBC News, 31st October 2007

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What next for Britain’s abortion law? – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2007 in abortion, news by sally

“Forty years after the Abortion Act came into effect, terminations in Britain are running at 450 a day.”

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BBC News, 28th October 2007

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Plans to relax law on early abortion – The Times

Posted October 25th, 2007 in abortion, news by sally

“The most extensive liberalisation of abortion laws for 40 years is being planned by MPs, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 25th October 2007

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Forty years after Steel’s bill, is there a case for rethink on abortion law? – The Times

Posted October 24th, 2007 in abortion, news, special report by sally

“It was 40 years ago that the bill was passed marking the end of back-street abortions and the beginning of women’s right to choose whether or not to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. David Steel’s aim was to avoid the deaths and misery arising from illegal terminations, at a time when abortions were only legal if the mother’s life was seen to be in danger. In the first full year of the bill coming into force, there were 55,000 abortions in the UK. Today, that figure has risen to 200,000 a year. As the anniversary of the law’s introduction approaches this weekend, the debate on abortions continues. Here, we examine where the interested parties stand.”

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The Guardian, 24th October 2007

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Archbishop urges abortion review – BBC News

Posted October 22nd, 2007 in abortion, news by sally

“The Archbishop of Canterbury has intervened in the debate over whether to reduce the time limit for abortions.”

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BBC News, 21st October 2007

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Minister to tell MPs “no evidence” to support change in abortion law – The Independent

Posted October 22nd, 2007 in abortion, news by sally

“The 40th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act will be marked this week with a fresh battle over the issue. On Wednesday, Dawn Primarolo, the Public Health minister, will tell a Commons committee investigating whether the law needs to be changed that she has had no scientific evidence to support a lowering of the upper time limit for abortion from 24 weeks.”

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The Independent, 22nd October 2007

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Babies with minor disabilities aborted – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 22nd, 2007 in abortion, news by sally

“More than 100 babies with minor disabilities, such as a cleft palate or club foot, were aborted in one area of England in a three-year period, statistics reveal.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2007

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Abortion inquiry asks scientists to disclose links to faith groups – The Guardian

Posted October 15th, 2007 in abortion, news by sally

“An influential inquiry into the future of Britain’s abortion laws will begin today amid controversy over an apparent attempt by faith-based organisations to skew the balance of evidence presented to the committee of MPs.”

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The Guardian, 15th October 2007

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Two-signature rule on abortions should be abandoned, say doctors – The Guardian

Posted October 11th, 2007 in abortion, news by sally

“Women should no longer have to obtain the signatures of two doctors to have an early abortion, and the upper time limit for the procedure should remain at 24 weeks, doctors’ leaders said yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2007

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Pro-choice lobby seeks change in law to ease restrictions on abortion – The Guardian

Posted August 28th, 2007 in abortion, news by sally

“Pro-choice campaigners are planning to use an international conference this autumn to urge legal change to ease restrictions governing abortion in Britain.”

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The Guardain, 27th August 2007

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Cash settlement for woman who changed mind on abortion – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2007 in abortion, compensation, news by sally

“An NHS hospital trust has agreed to pay £27,500 compensation in an out-of-court settlement with a mother of three for aborting her unborn baby against her will and ignoring her attempts to withdraw her consent.”

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The Guardian, 30th July 2007

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‘Change law to let nurses do abortions’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 25th, 2007 in abortion, news by sally

“Nurses and midwives should be allowed to perform early abortions, doctors will say next week.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd June 2007

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MPs to consider cut in abortion time limit – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2007 in abortion, news by sally

“MPs are to launch an inquiry into the impact of scientific developments on abortion law, including whether medical advances in the care of very premature babies mean the 24-week time limit should be reduced.”

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The Guardian, 21st June 2007

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Abortion numbers may intensify debate – Reuters

Posted June 12th, 2007 in abortion, news by sally

“An increasingly bitter debate as the Abortion Act marks its 40th year looks set to be reignited on Tuesday when the government publishes annual figures for the number of terminations.”

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Reuters, 12th June 2007

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MPs to fight for abortion on demand – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2007 in abortion, news by sally

“Pro-abortion MPS are preparing for a bitter political battle in an attempt to bring in termination on demand in the first three months of pregnancy.”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2007

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New bid to tighten abortion rules – The Guardian

Posted June 5th, 2007 in abortion, news by sally

“Women seeking an abortion could be forced to receive counselling under proposals being considered at Westminster today.”

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The Guardian, 5th June 2007

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Both sides in abortion row get ready for parliamentary battle – The Guardian

Posted June 4th, 2007 in abortion, news by sally

“Both sides in the battle over abortion rights are gearing up for a test of strength in parliament to see which of them has the political muscle either to liberalise David Steel’s 40-year-old legislation or to curb what opponents of abortion call ‘two Dunblane massacres a day’.”

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The Guardian, 4th June 2007

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