Tags: Reproductive rights

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 »