The campaign to decriminalise abortion across the UK

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Women In Britain Say They Are Are Turning To Illegal Home Abortions Because They Can't Get To Clinics

20th September, 2017

https://www.buzzfeed.com/laurasilver/women-in-britain-are-turning-to-illegal-home-abortions

New Zealand's opposition leader wants to decriminalise abortion completely

5th September, 2017

http://www.thedebrief.co.uk/news/politics/new-zealand-election-candidate-calls-to-decriminalise-abortion-20170968160

Abortion should be decriminalised in the UK, says British Medical Association

27th June 2017

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/abortion-decriminalised-uk-bma-british-medical-association-doctors-act-a7810116.html

Vast majority of Northern Irish people back reform of 'inhumane' abortion law, survey finds

17th June 2017

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/northern-ireland-supports-abortion-law-reform-dup-nhs-national-survey-ban-illegal-a7795151.html

Women in Ireland safely ending pregnancies with online abortion service, study finds

17th May 2017

https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/health/women-ireland-safely-ending-pregnancies-online-abortion-service-study-finds/

Abortion care in Canada is decided between a woman and her doctor, without recourse to criminal law

24th March

http://www.bmj.com/content/356/bmj.j1506

Women are capable of choosing whether to continue a pregnancy

20th March

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/20/women-are-capable-of-choosing-whether-to-continue-a-pregnancy

MPs win right to challenge Victorian law criminalising abortion

13th March

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/13/mps-win-right-to-challenge-victorian-law-criminalising-abortion

MPs to discuss reform of Victorian-era abortion laws

13th March

http://news.sky.com/story/mps-to-discuss-reform-of-victorian-abortion-laws-10800283

MP Diana Johnson calls for 'Victorian' criminal laws around abortion to be scrapped

13th March

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/mp-diana-johnson-calls-for-victorian-criminal-laws-around-abortion-to-be-scrapped-a3487536.html

MPs to discuss reform of UK's Victorian-era abortion law

10th March

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/10/mps-to-discuss-reform-of-uks-victorian-era-abortion-law

This International Women’s Day, Stand Up For Abortion Rights

8th March 2017

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ann-furedi/international-womens-day_b_15234724.html

Back to the Fifties: Stylist investigates whether society is going back in time

24th February

http://www.stylist.co.uk/life/what-year-is-it-again-society-going-back-in-time-immigration-LGBTQ-reproductive-civil-rights#art

British women are buying abortion pills online – and could face life imprisonment

15th February

http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/news/british-women-imprisonment-abortion-pills-475925#rjDOJFhhyfHOiGFs.99

Abortion pill online sales 'increasing in Britain'

15th February

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-38960437

‘Desperate women’ using abortion pills could face life in prison, charity warns Read more a

15th February

https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/health/desperate-women-using-abortion-pills-face-life-prison-charity-warns/

Northern Irish court allows judicial review into decision to prosecute woman under abortion ban

26th January

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/northern-ireland-belfast-abortion-ban-illegal-pills-review-court-case-mother-daughter-a7547286.html

Man and woman cautioned over abortion pills

18th January

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38669974

Reforming abortion services in the UK: less hypocrisy, more acknowledgment of complexity

22nd December

http://jfprhcbeta.bmj.com/content/43/1/3.full?ijkey=eT2dqzqu8Qib3ov&keytype=ref

Campaigners urge Scottish Government to use devolved powers to decriminalise abortion

11th December

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14959267.Call_for_Scotland_to_use_new_powers_to_decriminalise_abortion/

Make misogyny a hate crime and decriminalise abortion, Women’s Equality Party demands

27th November

https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/politics/make-misogyny-hate-crime-decriminalise-abortion-womens-equality-party-demands/

The abortion pill – giving options to women at home and, crucially, further afield

12th November

https://www.the-pool.com/health/wombs-etc/2016/45/hattie-crisell-on-the-abortion-pill

Charity Says Northern Irish Women Are “Putting Their Freedom At Risk” To Access Abortion, Buzzfeed

3rd November

https://www.buzzfeed.com/laurasilver/charity-says-northern-irish-women-are-putting-their-freedom?utm_term=.rmdNddOrv#.gkNbEErav

Abortion case: Supreme Court hears NI women 'second-class citizens', The BBC

2nd November

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-37837283

Northern Irish women 'treated as second-class citizens' over abortions, The Guardian

2nd November

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/02/northern-irish-women-second-class-citizens-abortions-nhs-supreme-court-told

Northern women appeal denial of free abortions in Britain, The Irish Times

2nd November

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/northern-women-appeal-denial-of-free-abortions-in-britain-1.2851185

NI woman charged over abortion pills, The BBC

27th October

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-37789341

British women, please rally to support decriminalisation of abortion, The Guardian Letters

11th October

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/11/british-women-please-rally-to-support-decriminalisation-of-abortion

British Pregnancy Advisory Service commend Green party on update to abortion policy, Green Party

5th September

https://www.greenparty.org.uk/news/2016/09/05/green-party-reaffirms-support-for-a-woman%E2%80%99s-right-to-choose-by-voting-to-decriminalise-abortion/

Governments Can’t Stop Abortion - We Can Help Make It Safe, The Huffington Post

4th September

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ann-furedi/abortion-safety_b_11830566.html

Argentina protests after woman imprisoned for abortion, Al Jazeera

13th August

http://video.aljazeera.com/channels/eng/videos/argentina-protests-after-woman-imprisoned-for-abortion/5082077630001

Ecolo Party tables a bill to decriminalise abortion in Belgium

20th July

http://www.safeabortionwomensright.org/ecolo-party-tables-a-bill-to-decriminalise-abortion-in-belgium/

Decriminalisation motion 352 at the BMA's Annual Representative meeting

30th June

http://bma.public-i.tv/core/portal/arm-thurs

Let women take pill for abortion at home, say nurses: Call for end to 'draconian' rules that mean cannot choose how to have a termination, Mail on Sunday

21st June

http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-3651571/Let-women-pill-abortion-home-say-nurses-Call-end-draconian-rules-mean-choose-termination.html

The row about abortion term limits is demeaning to pregnant women, The Guardian

18th May

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/18/abortion-term-limits-demeaning-pregnant-women-royal-college-midwives

As midwives, we support women – whatever their choices on abortion, The Guardian

18th May

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/18/midwives-support-women-abortion-decriminalisation

Access to abortion in the UK isn't as legally solid as you think, Mashable

16th April

http://mashable.com/2016/04/16/abortion-law-uk-legal/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link#03yVytH0_GqI

There is no ‘right’ to abortion for any woman in the UK, The Guardian

7th April

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/07/there-is-no-right-to-abortion-for-any-woman-in-the-uk?CMP=share_btn_tw

Be in No Doubt: Pregnant Women in the UK Do Not Own Their Own Bodies, The Huffington Post

7th April

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/clare-murphy/abortion-law-northern-ireland_b_9631686.html

Abortion laws in the UK, Woman's Hour

6th April

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b075mdvm#play

A prison sentence for ending a pregnancy is appalling, The Victoria Derbyshire Show

5th April

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b075f356/victoria-derbyshire-05042016

Anger as Northern Ireland woman who took abortion pill is given suspended sentence, ITV news

4th April

http://www.itv.com/news/2016-04-04/outcry-over-northern-ireland-abortion-sentence/

It's 2016 and a Woman in the UK Was Just Convicted for Self-Inducing an Abortion, Broadly

4th April

https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/its-2016-and-a-woman-in-the-uk-was-just-convicted-for-self-inducing-an-abortion

A Woman Who Took Abortion Pills Has Been Sentenced To Three Months In Jail, Buzzfeed

4th April

http://www.buzzfeed.com/rossalynwarren/a-woman-who-took-abortion-pills-has-been-sentenced-to-three#.lsL1z22EK

Don’t be smug about Trump and abortion, The Guardian

31st March

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/31/dont-be-smug-about-trump-and-abortion?CMP=share_btn_tw

Recording of We Trust Women: The Case for Decriminalising Abortion, Conway Hall

15th March

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE2H_WU_mKQ&index=2&list=PLfY46Mr6xFHKaE4fEI8KpWffBOJFJ47wy

Women’s groups call for an end to abortion prosecutions, Women for Independence blog

15th March

http://www.womenforindependence.org/women_s_groups_call_for_an_end_to_abortion_prosecutions

We Trust Women: The Case for Decriminalising Abortion, Conway Hall

15th March

http://conwayhall.org.uk/event/its-time-to-decriminalise-abortion/

Abortion Has No Place in the Criminal Law, bpas blog

10th March

http://bpas1968.tumblr.com/post/140793120584/abortion-has-no-place-in-the-criminal-law

Women in the UK still don’t have a legal right to abortion, Left Foot Forward

9th March

http://leftfootforward.org/2016/03/women-in-the-uk-still-dont-have-a-legal-right-to-abortion/

The UK Is Pro-choice - Time for a Law That Reflects That, The Huffington Post

1st March

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ann-furedi/pro-choice-awareness_b_9348116.html?utm_hp_ref=uk&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

The Importance of Remaining Vocal About BPAS’ We Trust Women campaign, The Huffington Post

22nd February 2016

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/lauren-kaylambert/bpas-wetrustwomen_b_9271886.html

Creative Works: Featuring The Union, McCann London, AMV BBDO and more, The Drum

22nd February 2016

http://www.thedrum.com/news/2016/02/22/creative-works-featuring-union-mccann-london-amv-bbdo-and-more

UK women seeking abortions still risk imprisonment under Victorian-era law, Mashable

11th February 2016

http://mashable.com/2016/02/10/abortion-law-uk/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link#P.2LuRG9vuq0

BPAS: On the Shoulders of Giants, Adeevee

11th February 2016

http://www.adeevee.com/2016/02/bpas-on-the-shoulders-of-giants-online/

Why You Can Still Get Sent to Jail for Having an Abortion in the UK, Broadly

10th February 2016

https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/why-you-can-still-get-sent-to-jail-for-having-an-abortion-in-the-uk

It’s time to change Britain’s antiquated abortion laws #wetrustwomen, Don’t Panic Online

10th February 2016

http://dontpaniconline.com/magazine/radar/its-time-to-change-britains-antiquated-abortion-laws-wetrustwomen

BPAS: On the Shoulders of Giants, Creative Criminals

10th February 2016

http://creativecriminals.com/bpas/on-the-shoulders-of-giants

End cruel Victorian abortion laws, campaign urges, The Pool

9th February 2016

https://www.the-pool.com/health/health-news/2016/6/end-cruel-victorian-abortion-laws-campaign-urges

Women's charities call to end cruel abortion laws in the UK, Telegraph

9th February 2016

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/womens-charities-call-to-end-cruel-abortion-laws-in-the-uk/

Campaigners Lobby for Full Decriminalization of Abortion in the UK, Broadly

9th February 2016

https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/campaigners-lobby-for-full-decriminalization-of-abortion-in-the-uk?utm_source=broadlytwitteruk

Abortion Is Technically Still A Criminal Offence In England Because Of A Law Dating Back To 1861, The Debrief

9th February 2016

http://www.thedebrief.co.uk/news/real-life/abortion-is-technically-still-a-criminal-offence-in-england-because-of-a-law-dating-back-to-1861-20160262076

Abortion should be decriminalised in Britain, campaign urges, The Independent

9th February 2016

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/abortion-should-be-decriminalised-in-britain-campaign-urges-a6861836.html

Scots anti-abortion group warns against push to decriminalise, The Scotsman

9th February 2016

http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/scots-anti-abortion-group-warns-against-push-to-decriminalise-1-4024815#ixzz3zs4u16nW

Sturgeon urged to decriminalise abortion, Herald Scotland

9th February 2016

http://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/political_news/14262301.Sturgeon_urged_to_decriminalise_abortion/?ref=rss

Abortion Should Be Removed From Criminal Law, Campaign By British Pregnancy Advisory Service Urges, Huffington Post

9th February 2016

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/02/08/abortion-should-be-removed-from-criminal-law_n_9189206.html

This Victorian Abortion Law Must Go!, Huffington Post

9th February 2016

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/lisa-hallgarten/abortion-law_b_9186342.html

5 reasons to join the campaign the decriminalise abortion, Fawcett blog

9th February 2016

http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/blog/6489-2/

It’s Time to Decriminalise Abortion , Huffington Post Young Voices

9th February 2016

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jo-gowers/abortion-law_b_9193778.html

Health Workers Back New Pro-Choice Campaign, Morning Star

9th February 2016

http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-d0eb-Health-workers-back-new-pro-choice-campaign#.Vryg2JhFAwk

Pro-choice activists plan Belfast protest over woman’s abortion trial, The Guardian 13th January 2016

13th January 2016

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jan/13/pro-choice-activists-plan-belfast-protest-abortion-trial-northern-ireland

21-year-old Northern Irish woman to stand trial for ‘attempting abortion’, The Independent

12th January 2016

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/21-year-old-northern-irish-woman-to-stand-trial-for-having-abortion-a6807391.html

Irish woman accused of using poison to procure abortion, The Irish Times

11th January 2016

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/irish-woman-accused-of-using-poison-to-procure-abortion-1.2492666

Belfast woman who took abortion pills tells police: ‘ arrest me or change the law’ Guardian

7th January 2016

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/07/belfast-woman-abortion-pills-police-challenge-arrest-me-or-change-the-law?CMP=share_btn_tw

A prison sentence for self-induced abortion is unjust, unreasonable and in human, Charter for Choice

5th January 2016

http://charterforchoice.org/prison-is-no-answer/

Mother who forced a miscarriage when she was over 32 weeks pregnancy by taking poison because she ‘couldn’t deal with the stress’ is jailed for two and half years, Daily Mail

17th December 2015

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3364345/Mother-forced-miscarriage-32-weeks-pregnant-jailed.html