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A woman who died following a late-stage abortion procedure was discharged from the clinic despite vomiting and swaying so much she looked "drunk", an inquest has heard. Aisha Chithira, 31, travelled to England from Ireland to have a termination at a Marie Stopes clinic in Ealing, west London, on January…
Ealing Council has banned anti-abortion protesters from demonstrating outside a clinic which provides terminations to pregnant women. The council's cabinet voted unanimously in favour of allowing a Public Spaces Protection Order to create a protest-free safe zone outside a Marie Stopes clinic in the west London borough. Richard Bentley, managing…
A west London council will vote on whether it will become the first in the country to create a buffer zone outside an abortion clinic to prevent patients from intimidation. Ealing Council has been exploring a range of options on how to prevent "intimidation, harassment and distress" for women using…
In October 2017, Scotland became the only part of the UK where women are given the choice to take abortion medication at home. The decision by the Scottish government means women seeking “early abortion” in the first nine weeks of pregnancy can take the second of two necessary medications at…
The Irish Government has finalised the wording for an abortion referendum giving the go-ahead for voters to have their say on liberalising Ireland abortion laws. Ministers formally approved the referendum bill at a Cabinet meeting at Government Buildings in Dublin. The move comes in the wake of the Supreme Court…
The UK violates women's human rights by criminalising abortions in Northern Ireland, a UN committee has said. The country has strict restrictions covering cases like rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormality. The UN Committee on the elimination of discrimination against women said great harm and suffering was caused by carrying…
The British Government should urgently introduce measures addressing the legacy of Northern Ireland's violent past, Amnesty International said. Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley is to consult on mechanisms for investigating historic wrongdoing envisaged in the Stormont House Agreement between the main parties following the collapse of powersharing talks. Amnesty said…
Voters in Ireland will be going to the polls in May to cast their vote on liberalising the country's restrictive abortion laws. The Irish Government has formally backed proposals to hold a referendum on the state's constitutional amendment on abortion by the end of May. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Ireland…
Manchester has become the second local authority in England to vote to ban anti-abortion protests outside clinics. Councillors in the city agreed on Wednesday to "take all necessary actions within its powers" to stop what it said was the harassment by protesters against women using the clinics. The motion, proposed…
The introduction of what is believed to be the UK's first ever buffer zone to stop anti-abortion protesters from gathering outside an abortion clinic has come a step closer. A cabinet of Ealing council unanimously voted to begin a public consultation on whether introducing a public space protection order (PSPO)…
New laws could be introduced to protect women from being harassed and intimidated at abortion clinics, the Home Office has said. Home Secretary Amber Rudd has ordered an in-depth assessment of protests outside family planning clinics following concerns about the tactics used by some demonstrators. The review aims to gather…
Women in Scotland are to be the first in the UK to be allowed to take the abortion pill at home. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) has been lobbying to change the law in the UK and welcomed the development. Scotland's Chief Medical Officer Dr Catherine Calderwood has written…
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