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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
News > International

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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April 2021
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1,500 call on Stormont to end Down’s syndrome abortions

More than 1,500 people have signed an open letter calling on Northern Ireland’s politicians to protect those with Down’s syndrome from being aborted. Signatories are either those who have Down’s syndrome or are related to someone who does. They believe the law on abortion in the Province is discriminatory and must be changed. They…

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March 2021
News > Ethics

Down’s abortions set to increase as new NHS tests begin in June

Abortions of babies with a diagnosis of Down’s syndrome in the womb are likely to increase in number after Public Health England (PHE) stated it would introduce its controversial screening test across the NHS from June 2021. Despite strong lobbying and campaigning against the screening test, PHE announced that the non-invasive prenatal testing technique…

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March 2021
News > Conferences

Conference looks at ‘silent scandal’ of DIY abortions

An online conference last November lifted the lid on the silent scandal of ‘DIY’ abortions. More than 110,000 babies have been killed in England and Wales since March 2020. This has followed government policy allowing abortions at home under coronavirus emergency measures. Two mothers have also died through these unattended, self-administered abortions. Andrea Williams…

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