Articles about 'abortion'

Affording abortion

The Supreme Court has ruled the people from Northern Ireland can't access abortions on the NHS in England. Megan Stodel criticises the inequality this causes

Megan Stodel // 16 June 2017

Categories: Blog

Bodies are not bargaining chips

Reproductive rights cannot be on the negotiating table, Zoe Russell writes, as discussions between the Conservatives and DUP continue

Zoe Russell // 11 June 2017

Categories: Blog

Human behaviour

Lauren Hossack reviews Sara Pascoe’s Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body and learns about the fascinating, complicated past and present of being a woman

Lauren Hossack // 16 June 2016

Categories: Books, Comedy, Reviews

We need to avoid disablism when we talk about abortion

On Blogging Against Disablism Day, D H Kelly argues that it's possible to support a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy without undermining the dignity of disabled people

D H Kelly // 1 May 2016

Categories: Blog

Why we blocked Millennium Bridge

The Bridge Club, a group of activists fighting for the right to decriminalised abortion across the UK, talk about their direct action on Millennium Bridge

Guest Blogger // 20 April 2016

Categories: Blog

New review: Spiral

Dawn Kofie appreciates Laure Berthaud, Spiral‘s “feminist anti-hero” who isn’t afraid to bend the rules, but is disappointed by the predictability of some of the character’s personal choices. WARNING: Spoilers...

Holly Combe // 11 March 2015

Categories: Blog

Bold Berthaud

Dawn Kofie appreciates Laure Berthaud, Spiral's "feminist anti-hero" who isn't afraid to bend the rules, but is disappointed by the predictability of some of the character's personal choices

Dawn Kofie //

Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: Vessel by Liz Smith

Director/producer Diana Whitten and her team introduce their documentary Vessel thus: “Vessel begins with a young doctor who lived by the sea, and an unlikely idea. Rebecca Gomperts, horrified by...

Ania Ostrowska // 6 December 2014

Categories: Blog

Reproductive choice on waves

Liz Smith praises Diana Whitten's Vessel, a documentary about Dutch pro-choice activists that reminds women not to take their reproductive rights for granted

Liz Smith //

Categories: Films, Reviews

New review: Obvious Child, by Sophie Mayer

Obvious Child, the first ever abortion rom-com opens in UK cinemas today. Quite surprising, isn’t it? The film’s director, Gillian Robespierre, based it on her 2009 short of the same...

Ania Ostrowska // 29 August 2014

Categories: Blog

A choice not that obvious

Sophie Mayer hails Gillian Robespierre's Obvious Child for depicting abortion as a reasonable choice for those who have it

Sophie Mayer //

Categories: Films, Reviews

Immigration is a feminist issue

July's guest blogger Milena Popova is appalled at the government's approach to immigration, believing that feminists should be vocal in opposing it

Milena Popova // 15 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Education for Choice report on crisis pregnancy centres

Abortion has been in the news a lot recently. There's the ongoing attempt to curtail reproductive rights in Spain, there's the burgeoning #protransprochoice petition> and now there's Education For Choice's new report on the sketchy quality of independent pregnancy counselling in the UK. Education For Choice (EFC) has spent the last two years investigating the centres that provide this counselling - Crisis Pregnancy Centres (CPCs). On Tuesday, EFC released a comprehensive report of its findings and believe me, if you're pro-choice, it's worth a read!

Education For Choice // 14 February 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 20 January 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 16 September 2013

Categories: Blog

Would Scottish independence be bad for women’s health?

Ana Hine compares women's healthcare in England and Scotland

Guest Blogger // 18 August 2013

Categories: Blog

A compassionate brute

Dirty Work by Gabriel Weston investigates the difficult life of an abortion provider. Katherine Williams finds it complex and compelling

Katherine Williams // 25 July 2013

Categories: Books, Reviews

Reproductive freedom is a class issue

A guest post by Glosswitch about abortion rights, challenging an article by Mark Atilla Hoare who presented, "pro-choice campaigning as a middle-class indulgence which harms "fecund low-income women""

Guest Blogger // 24 July 2013

Categories: Blog

7000 Irish women a year travel to the UK for abortions

Cara Murphy highlights how little impact the new Irish abortion legislation would actually have on Irish women, whose only current option is to travel overseas - if they can afford it

Guest Blogger // 15 July 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Call the Midwife series two

If telling women’s stories is, in itself, a feminist act then Call The Midwife qualifies in spades. Iona Sharma reflects on the second series Content note: Contains a reference to...

Holly Combe // 30 April 2013

Categories: Blog

The women they are: engaging with feminist ideas through women’s different battles

If telling women's stories is, in itself, a feminist act then Call The Midwife qualifies in spades. Iona Sharma reflects on the second series

Iona Sharma //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Anti-choice reasons for abortion

Isobel Greener exposes the sexist values behind the anti-choice position that women can only have abortions if they have been raped.

Guest Blogger // 7 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 14 January 2013

Categories: Blog

The killing of Savita Halappanavar

Guest blogger Sarah writes about the death of Savita Hapallanavar who was refused an abortion in Ireland which could have saved her life.

Guest Blogger // 14 November 2012

Categories: Blog

Abortion debate alert

I was pleased to see this recent piece from Mehdi Hasan talking about the ten things he had learned from trying to ‘debate’ abortion on Twitter. I also don’t think...

zohra // 30 October 2012

Categories: Blog

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