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MPs just voted overwhelmingly in favour of banning protests outside abortion clinics

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Moya Crockett
  • Life

    Record high abortion rates show the system is failing women

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    People

    Stella Creasy debates Northern Ireland abortion laws in parliament while holding her baby

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    Long Reads

    A day in the life: a Marie Stopes nurse working through the pandemic

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Life

Covid-19 is having a frightening effect on abortion rights around the world

In times of crisis, it’s disturbing to see how quickly women’s bodily autonomy is restricted – but there are things we can do to help.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

Women in England will be able to take abortion pills at home during the coronavirus outbreak

A spokesperson for the Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed that the official abortion guidance is being updated.

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Lauren Geall
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Life

Trump just won yet another victory in his attempt to roll back abortion rights

Pro-choice campaigners warn “women and their families will suffer”.

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Jessica Rapana
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Opinion

Why Florida’s new parental consent law for abortion is putting women’s lives at risk

This latest attempt to reel back American women’s reproductive rights is not just troubling – it’s dangerous.

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Jessica Rapana
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Lucy Mangan
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Lucy Mangan: “We must stand together for our reproductive rights”

Your body, your decision – why do we need to reiterate?

People

Why feminist politicians in the US are calling for men to have vasectomies

It’s to do with the controversial abortion ban being implemented in Alabama.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Opinion

Protests outside abortion clinics are getting worse. Politicians must take action

The government has refused to introduce buffer zones on a national level – but this weekend’s protests show how essential they are.

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Moya Crockett
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People

Jameela Jamil just highlighted the hypocrisy in this common anti-abortion argument

How are we still having these conversations in 2020?

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Lauren Geall
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Life

Researchers debunk this common anti-abortion myth, once and for all

A new study has found 95% of women don’t regret their decision.

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Jessica Rapana
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Life

The law allowing US women access to abortion is facing its biggest threat yet

As 2020 begins, US women’s reproductive rights are being threatened more than ever

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Jessica Rapana
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Life

Just 1 in 3 women would tell a friend they were considering abortion. That has to change

We need to break the stigma.

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Hollie Richardson
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Anna Brech
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Alabama’s near-total ban on abortion has just been blocked

One small triumph in the fightback for women's rights – but there's still a long way to go

US Senator Kamala Harris
People

Kamala Harris: “Is America ready for a woman of colour to be president?”

Senator invites dialogue over the impact of race and gender on her campaign

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Anna Brech
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Long Reads

“I’ve spent 4 years helping Northern Irish women access abortions in Manchester”

A nurse shares heartbreaking stories of “silent and scared” patients forced to travel to England for abortions.

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Alexandra Nommay
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Visible Women

As Northern Ireland decriminalises abortion, let’s celebrate the women who got us here

From grassroots activists to women who faced prosecution for having abortions, we should pay tribute to those who helped make history.

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Moya Crockett
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Stella Creasy
People

Pro-life campaign poster targeting Stella Creasy backfires as donations to abortion charity surge

This probably wasn’t how they saw this playing out…

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Lauren Geall
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Sarah Ewart after Northern Ireland abortion law ruling
Visible Women

“I fought Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion law in the courts – and won”

Sarah Ewart, who successfully proved that Northern Ireland’s abortion law breaches the UK’s human rights commitments, shares her story with Stylist.

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Moya Crockett
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Placards in support of a Public Space Protection Order are placed outside the Marie Stopes Abortion Clinic by a pro-choice group on October 27, 2017 in London, England. Earlier this month, Ealing councillors voted in favour of enforcing a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to prevent anti-abortion groups from gathering outside the Marie Stopes clinic.
Life

Campaigners call on government to legislate safe zones around abortion clinics

Women seeking abortion shouldn't have to face anti-choice protesters.

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Sarah Shaffi
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Lauren Geall
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Here’s why Alyssa Milano’s abortion story is so important

“I chose. It was my choice. And it was absolutely the right choice for me.”

Women walking past an abortion protest mural for decriminalising abortion.
Life

New Zealand wants to decriminalise abortion – here’s why the UK needs to do the same

It's time for a very important change.

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Lauren Geall
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