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British women are seeking abortion pills online due to barriers accessing care, research suggests. A new study in the journal Contraception found some women in England, Scotland and Wales are shunning traditional routes such as the NHS in favour of seeking help online. Experts found that 519 women contacted Women…
Tory backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg has been branded "extreme" after revealing he is opposed to abortion in all circumstances, including rape and incest. The Catholic father-of-six, often dubbed "the MP for the 18th century" over his old-fashioned ways, also signalled his opposition to same-sex marriage. Mr Rees-Mogg (pictured), who has been…
The Government intends to fund abortions in England for women arriving from Northern Ireland, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said. His announcement follows a proposed amendment to the Queen's Speech calling for the Government to ensure adequate funding to allow women from Northern Ireland to have abortions in England without being…
Abortion should be decriminalised, medics at the British Medical Association (BMA) have said. Delegates at the BMA's annual meeting in Bournemouth voted in favour of a motion calling for a change in the law. This means the BMA will adopt this stance as formal policy and lobby ministers for a…
Senior MPs have urged the Government to intervene over abortion laws in Northern Ireland after ministers agreed a £1 billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party. Tory Anna Soubry and Labour's Yvette Cooper (pictured) were among those to brand the current situation an "injustice" amidst calls from the Government to…
A mother and daughter who lost a legal bid for women from Northern Ireland to receive free abortions on the NHS in England have urged a government minister to intervene. The Health Secretary has the statutory power to ensure women from Northern Ireland have access to free terminations in England.…
The UK's highest court has narrowly rejected an appeal by a mother and daughter in their legal battle for women from Northern Ireland to receive free abortions on the NHS in England. Supreme Court justices announced their three to two majority decision in London on Wednesday. The 20-year-old woman at…
There has been a 17% rise in the last decade in the proportion of women who are already mothers having abortions, figures show. New data from the Department of Health shows a steady rise since 2006 in the proportion of women who are mothers opting for terminations. In 2006, 47%…
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