FPA launches new post pregnancy counselling service
Diana Johnson MP and a cross-party coalition of MPs from five UK political parties will today launch a 10 Minute Rule Bill to decriminalise abortion in England and Wales and Northern Ireland.
Conservative MPs Anna Soubry, Huw Merriman and Nicky Morgan have travelled to Northern Ireland for a series of meetings that will help push forward reform to Northern Ireland’s near-total ban on abortion.
Judicial Review begins in case of NI mother who bought abortion medication for her young daughter, adding to pressure on Westminster to legislate on abortion ban.
Sexual health charity FPA and Amnesty International have welcomed the launch of an inquiry by the Women and Equalities Committee on abortion in Northern Ireland.
We are disappointed that the Home Secretary has chosen not to take action to protect women accessing abortion care.
FPA welcomes announcement by the UK government that women in Northern Ireland who earn less than £15,276 will no longer have to struggle to raise funds to travel across the Irish Sea for abortion care.
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas) has today released data that shows 51% of women who had an abortion at their clinics in 2016 reported using a method of contraception when they presented for treatment.
Today, over 50 cross-party policymakers have signed a letter supported by sexual health charity FPA, calling on the Secretary of State for Health to remove the ban on NHS-funded abortion for women travelling from Northern Ireland.
FPA welcomes Stella Creasy MP’s proposed amendment to the Queen’s Speech, tabled today, which would commit the government to provide funding for women from Northern Ireland travelling to have an abortion in England and Wales.