Tags: Reproductive Rights

Forty Days of Choice

Forty Days of Choice

Posted: Fri, 02 Mar 2012

The Christian anti-abortion group 40 Days for Life are celebrating Lent by picketing abortion clinics, spreading misinformation and generally making life difficult for clinic staff and women using their services. Read More »

Pope renews attack on IVF

Pope renews attack on IVF

Posted: Fri, 02 Mar 2012

Speaking at a conference on infertility in Rome, the Pope has renewed his attack on IVF treatments. He said artificial methods of getting pregnant were 'arrogance', insisting that sex between a husband and wife was the only acceptable way of conceiving. Read More »

Catholic midwives lose abortion 'conscientious objection' case

Catholic midwives lose abortion 'conscientious objection' case

Posted: Wed, 29 Feb 2012

Two Catholic midwives have lost a legal battle after claiming that being asked to supervise nurses involved in abortion procedures violated their religious conscience. Read More »

Vatican back in charge in Spain as Government promises to roll back abortion reforms

Vatican back in charge in Spain as Government promises to roll back abortion reforms

Posted: Fri, 03 Feb 2012

Spain's new right-wing government, headed by the People's Party, has announced that it will seek to reform the nation's abortion law, which permits abortion on demand during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, and allows minors to obtain the procedure without parental permission. Read More »

Abortion counselling amendment to sneak in through the back door

Abortion counselling amendment to sneak in through the back door

Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2012

This week, Nadine Dorries MP failed to get a second reading for her amendment proposing that abstinence teaching should be promoted in schools - but only to girls, which we wrote about here.

Now the Government has been accused of pushing ahead with her plans... Read More »

Pope attacks ‘radical secularism’ and orders US bishops to twist the arms of politicians over abortion

Pope attacks ‘radical secularism’ and orders US bishops to twist the arms of politicians over abortion

Posted: Thu, 19 Jan 2012

The pope has again railed against what he sees as the dangers posed by "radical secularism". Read More »

Expert panel to examine abortion law in Ireland

Expert panel to examine abortion law in Ireland

Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2012

Pro-choice groups in Ireland have expressed hopes that a new expert committee set up by the Government will recommend that the laws on abortion will be relaxed. Read More »

Liberal Catholics implore President Obama not to turn his back on women

Posted: Fri, 02 Dec 2011

In an open letter to President Obama published on Monday's New York Times op-ed page, the liberal pressure group Catholics for Choice called on the President to ensure that family planning is included on the list of essential preventive services under the Affordable Care Act. Read More »

Another woman refused morning after pill by religious pharmacist

Another woman refused morning after pill by religious pharmacist

Posted: Fri, 18 Nov 2011

A Hartlepool woman has been refused the morning after pill by a pharmacist on the grounds of "religious conscience". The 29 year old woman was reportedly "stunned" when told she would would have to go elsewhere as the pharmacist wouldn't fulfil the prescription due to religious objections. Read More »