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November 2021
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Campaigners vow to take Down’s abortion case to Court of Appeal

Women campaigning for an end to laws that allow abortions up to birth for Down’s syndrome have vowed to continue their fight after the High Court ruled against them. Leading spokeswomen Heidi Carter (née Crowter), who has Down’s syndrome, and Marie-Lea Wilson, who has a son with Down’s syndrome, have said they will seek…

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November 2021
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US: Judge blocks Texas ‘heartbeat’ abortion law, and date is set for Mississippi hearing

A US judge has temporarily halted a new law in Texas which bans abortions after a baby’s heartbeat can be detected. The judge granted an injunction in response to an emergency motion by President Biden’s administration, but Texan officials say they will appeal. Texas Right to Life, a pro-life group, said, ‘The ruling is…

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October 2021
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US: Supreme Court backs Texas heartbeat abortion law

The US Supreme Court has upheld a new law which limits abortion in Texas despite pressure to block it. The law, nicknamed the ‘Heartbeat Act’, was signed into the Texas legislature in May this year, and makes abortion illegal from six weeks into pregnancy. The act means that any individual can sue a doctor…

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September 2021
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Record abortion numbers in England and Wales, while NI minister vows to resist new regulations

A record number of women had abortions in England and Wales last year, with a particular increase seen among women aged 30 and over. There were 209,917 abortions reported in 2020, up from 207,384 in 2019. The biggest rise in abortion rates were among women aged 30 to 34, increasing from 16.5 per 1,000…

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June 2021
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Down’s syndrome case to hit High Court

High-profile disability campaigner Heidi Crowter is set to go to court to challenge the law on abortion as it relates to Down’s syndrome. A hearing is due to begin on 6 July examining the law which allows abortion up to birth for babies with Down’s and other disabilities. Crowter, aged 25, and her fellow…

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June 2021
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Germany: Town bans street prayer outside abortion clinic

A pro-life group in Germany has been banned from gathering to pray, even in silence, near the centre of town where an abortion clinic stands. The ‘40 Days for Life’ group were banned from standing to pray or protest in Pforzheim in 2019, and have taken their case to the courts, stating they have…

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June 2021
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Westminster MPs give new abortion powers to Secretary of State

MPs in Westminster have given the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland sweeping new powers to expand abortion provision across the province. The move has been sharply criticised as a ‘destructive’ and ‘serious’ blow to the devolved government at Stormont. A legal challenge against the decision has been launched, with Northern Ireland’s former Attorney…

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