Tags: Reproductive Rights

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NSS welcomes Conway Hall launch of 'Victorian Blogging' project

Posted: Wed, 06 Sep 2017

The National Secular Society has welcomed a new project from Conway Hall which will highlight the work of Victorian radicals on major issues of the 19th century, including secularism. Read More »

Supreme Court rules NI women don’t have equal right to abortion services in England

Posted: Wed, 14 Jun 2017

In a three/two decision, the UK Supreme Court has ruled that UK citizens normally resident in Northern Ireland do not have a right to free abortion services from NHS England on the same basis as other UK citizens. Read More »

Religious-right lobby succeeds in sabotaging progressive EP report on women’s reproductive rights

Posted: Wed, 11 Dec 2013

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). Read More »

Catholic midwives face further legal challenge to “conscience” exemption

Posted: Mon, 17 Jun 2013

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. Read More »

Abortion reforms in Spain: government accused of return to Franco era

Posted: Fri, 10 May 2013

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. Read More »

Catholic midwives succeed in attempt to extend “conscience” exemption

Posted: Wed, 24 Apr 2013

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. Read More »

New survey reveals that most religious people are not anti abortion (not even Catholics)

Posted: Fri, 15 Feb 2013

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 Read More »

Pope gives personal backing to Europe wide anti-abortion push

Posted: Wed, 06 Feb 2013

The Pope has given his personal support to a campaign being run by right-wing Catholics to have abortion "defunded" throughout the European Union. Read More »

Experts say “drop the religious opt-out” for pharmacists

Posted: Fri, 01 Feb 2013

"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. Read More »

Catholic midwives try to extend the “conscience” exemption in Abortion Act

Posted: Thu, 10 Jan 2013

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. Read More »

USA enacting more and more legal restrictions on abortion

Posted: Wed, 09 Jan 2013

In 2012, 19 states in the USA enacted 43 provisions that "sought to restrict access to abortion services," according to the Guttmacher Institute. Read More »

Catholic Church fails to stop Philippines contraception bill

Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2012

The Philippine parliament approved legislation on Monday that permits government funding for contraception and for sex education classes in schools. Read More »

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