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  • Safe Access Zones set to become law

    This evening, safe access zones around abortion clinics have passed their final parliamentary hurdle and are set to become law.
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  • Reluctance to prescribe and dispense medication is placing pregnant women’s health at risk, research has found

    Research published today in the BMJ Open journal has found that a reluctance among healthcare professionals to prescribe and dispense medications to women who are pregnant is placing their health and lives at risk.
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  • BBC investigation finds women 'manipulated' in crisis pregnancy centres

    Clare Murphy, Chief Executive of BPAS comments on BBC Panorama's investigation, Crisis Pregnancy Centres Uncovered.
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  • BPAS comment on “prenatal alcohol exposure and children’s facial shape” study

    By pushing the preconception period back to include “several months” before trying to conceive, this study risks furthering an inherently sexist narrative that reduces women to their reproductive capabilities.
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  • Sir Brian Souter’s lack of compassion for families who receive a diagnosis of fetal anomaly is shameful

    Mr Souter’s statement that at 39 weeks gestation, a woman could legally end a pregnancy due to a “hare lip” is simply untrue. Under Ground E of the 1967 Abortion Act, a termination can only be performed post-24 weeks if two doctors believe that there is a “substantial risk” of severe fetal anomaly.
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  • Summit on access to abortion in Scotland

    At a time when reproductive rights are under attack in many other countries, it is vital that the UK is a beacon for women’s reproductive choice. With a clear commitment to improve women’s ability to access abortion care in dignity, Scotland appears to be on course to do just that.
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