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There is an "urgent need" for more funding for mental health care for expectant and new mothers, leading midwives have said. The comments from the Royal College of Midwives come after a report claims services across the UK are "under resourced". Researchers wrote the report following an online petition which…
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…
The follow-up check for new mothers needs to be improved to ensure women with mental health problems do not fall through gaps in the system, a parenting charity has said. The GP postnatal check-up, which is usually offered to new mothers six weeks after the birth of their baby, should…
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.…
More must be done to tackle the "taboo" subject of baby death, a charity has said. Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, said that while many members of the public are aware of the pain of baby loss, others still have no idea and it remains a taboo subject.…
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…
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