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  • Support for a woman's right to choose is at a record high

    New polling from the National Centre for Social Research finds that support for a woman's right to choose is at a record high.
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  • Number of births in England and Wales continues to decrease – ONS report

    There were 605,479 live births in England and Wales in 2022, a 3.1% decrease from 624,828 in 2021 and the lowest number since 2002.
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  • Same-sex fertility rules changed following campaign

    We are absolutely delighted that the CCG has finally agreed to amend their policy. This is a testament to the work of Whitney and Megan Bacon-Evans, and we applaud their tenacity. However, individuals shouldn’t be required to mount legal challenges in order to access equitable healthcare.
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  • BPAS reveals new figures showing scores of women each year are forced to travel from Scotland for abortion care

    New figures released today by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) show that in 2022, 65 women travelled from Scotland to England to access abortion care that is not provided within Scotland. This is an increase of 55% on 2021 and the highest number since before the pandemic.
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  • BPAS comment on release of woman sentenced to prison for ending her own pregnancy

    Following the decision of the Court of Appeal to release a woman sentenced to prison for ending her own pregnancy, Clare Murphy, Chief Executive of BPAS makes a statement.
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  • New government figures show 17% rise in abortions

    The Department of Health shows an increase of 17% in the number of abortions in England and Wales. BPAS cited financial pressures, including “the impact of interest rate hikes and the huge increase in the cost of living”, as leading to continued high need among women.
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