Tags: Reproductive Rights
Secular Medical Forum warns that new Conscientious Objection Bill threatens provision of patient care
Posted: Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:11
Secular doctors have voiced serious concerns about the Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) Bill, which had its first reading in the House of Lords on 4th June 2015.
Posted: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:40
The head of a Polish public hospital has been dismissed for refusing on religious grounds to carry out an abortion on a woman whose unborn baby suffered from serious malformations.
Posted: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:48
MPs are calling on Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to regulate Crisis Pregnancy Centres following evidence that at least 38 nationwide abortion advice centres have misled vulnerable women.
Posted: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:51
After an extensive and well-organised lobbying effort from the religious right, the European Parliament has, on Human Rights day, rejected a progressive Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).
Posted: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:56
Next Tuesday (22 October), the European Parliament will vote on a report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights that has been put forward by the Parliament's Women's Rights Committee.
Woman claims Catholic pharmacist made her “feel like a murderer” when she asked for morning after pill
Posted: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:19
The General Pharmaceutical Council is conducting a misconduct hearing against a Polish Catholic pharmacist, who allegedly told a woman that she was "plotting murder" after she asked for the morning after pill.
Posted: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:35
Two Catholic midwives who, in April, won a legal case at Scotland's supreme civil court for the right to conscientious exemption from all involvement in abortion procedures, now face a further legal challenge.
Posted: Fri, 10 May 2013 14:28
The Spanish Government is preparing a reform to the country's abortion law that, some have argued, will return Spain to a situation similar to the one that existed under General Franco's dictatorship.
Posted: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:19
Two Catholic midwives have won a legal battle for the right to conscientious exemption from all involvement with abortions. Mary Doogan and Concepta Wood argued that being required to supervise staff taking part in abortions violated their human rights.
Posted: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 07:07
A new YouGov survey commissioned for the Westminster Faith Debates finds only 14% of Catholics in this country are in favour of a ban on abortion. 43% of people who identify with a religion are in favour of keeping or raising the current 24 week limit
Posted: Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:28
The Pope has given his personal support to a campaign being run by right-wing Catholics to have abortion "defunded" throughout the European Union.
Posted: Fri, 01 Feb 2013 06:36
"Conscience clauses" that permit religious pharmacists to refuse to dispense emergency contraception or the "morning after" pill are unsatisfactory and should be dropped, say experts.
Posted: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:06
Two Scottish Catholic midwives who didn't want to supervise staff who carried out abortion procedures have appealed to the Court of Sessions after their arguments were rejected in a judicial review last year.
Posted: Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:36
In 2012, 19 states in the USA enacted 43 provisions that "sought to restrict access to abortion services," according to the Guttmacher Institute.
Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 12:34
The Philippine parliament approved legislation on Monday that permits government funding for contraception and for sex education classes in schools.
Posted: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:59
The Presidents of the European Council and European Commission today heard a plea for greater protection for pregnant women's right to life following the death of Savita Halappanavar in Ireland.
Posted: Thu, 22 Nov 2012 15:46
The Irish Government has paid substantial compensation to a woman who was forced to travel abroad for an abortion, despite being terminally ill with cancer.
Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 16:54
Members of the European Parliament have this week examined Tonio Borg's bid to join the European Commission. Alarm has been raised about Mr Borg's performance in his home country of Malta, where he has opposed women's rights, gay rights and issues such as contraception and abortion.
Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 12:49
The Secular Medical Forum has condemned the state of abortion laws in Ireland after a 31-year old woman died of septicaemia following a protracted miscarriage in Galway, Ireland.
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:48
Poland's harsh anti-abortion laws were condemned this week by the European Court of Human Rights after an almost unbelievably callous series of events were inflicted on a teenage victim of rape.