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A new Westminster inquiry is to examine whether the Government has a responsibility to reform abortion laws in Northern Ireland. The Women and Equalities Committee will also assess whether the contentious issue should only be one for devolved ministers to determine. Abortions in Northern Ireland are illegal in all but…
A woman accused of obtaining abortion pills for her teenage daughter is in "fear and pain" over her pending prosecution. On Thursday the High Court in Belfast is set to hear a legal challenge to the decision to take action against her. Unlike other parts of the UK, the 1967…
The High Court in Belfast is set to hear a legal challenge to a decision to prosecute a woman who obtained abortion pills for her teenage daughter. Unlike other parts of the UK, the 1967 Abortion Act does not extend to Northern Ireland. Abortion is illegal except where a woman's…
More than 100 cases of alleged poor care are to be reviewed at a beleaguered maternity unit, it has been reported. The number of cases at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust to be considered by an independent review has risen to 104, the Health Service Journal (HSJ) said. Senior midwife…
Campaigners have accused the Government of treating thousands of women as "acceptable collateral damage" after it rejected calls to introduce national buffer zones outside abortion clinics. Introducing protest-free areas outside clinics to prevent harassment of patients "would not be a proportionate response", Home Secretary Sajid Javid said. His decision was…
A member of the DUP has criticised British MP Stella Creasy after she publicly condemned Arlene Foster's stance on abortion at a global women's caucus. Ms Creasy, of the Labour and Co-operative Party, said in Dublin: "Right now there is only one woman who gets to make a choice about…
A campaign group has lodged an appeal after it lost its legal challenge to the Scottish Government's move to allow pregnant women to take abortion-inducing medication at home. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) argued the decision by ministers, over the use of the drug misoprostol, was…
Dozens of cases of poor care have reportedly been found at a maternity unit already under investigation for failing families. More than 60 babies and mothers are feared to have died or suffered serious injuries at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust, according to the Health Service Journal (HSJ). Senior midwife…
Women who have breastfed at least one child are less likely to suffer a stroke later in life, new research has shown. Other studies have found that breastfeeding may reduce the risk of breast and ovarian cancer, and Type 2 diabetes. The latest finding emerged from data on more than…
A heavily pregnant woman's life was saved when a blood clot was removed from her brain within three hours of her suffering a stroke using a pioneering procedure. Jana Smith, 29, is only the third pregnant woman in the UK to undergo the method of physically removing the clot using…
A campaign group's legal challenge to the Scottish Government's move to allow pregnant women to take abortion-inducing medication at home has been rejected by a judge. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) Scotland argued the decision by ministers, surrounding the use of the drug misoprostol, was "unlawful"…
An average of 1,000 baby boxes per week have been delivered to parents of newborns in the first year of the programme. The Scottish Government said 52,065 baby boxes have been gifted to date, with an 85% uptake by parents. The latest survey showed 100% satisfaction with the box, which…
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