Tag Archives: womens rights

Opinion: Abortion reform – handing power back to women

Despite being in the 21st century, we appear to value the approval of medical professionals, and their control over women’s bodies, more than we do women’s autonomy.

Last week it came to light in a Telegraph report that some abortion clinics – up to one in five – were performing abortions illegally. Doctors were pre-signing forms to permit abortions before they had seen the patient’s medical information. Why are so many good doctors not following the law?

Under the 1967 Abortion Act, termination of pregnancy is legal up to 24 weeks, as long as two doctors approve it. Not one, two.  …

Posted in Op-eds | Also tagged , and | 22 Comments



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarStephen Hesketh 20th Sep - 10:45pm
    @David-1 20th Sep '14 - 10:21pm And the satirical points are? :-)
  • User AvatarStephen Hesketh 20th Sep - 10:40pm
    @Glenn 20th Sep '14 - 5:42pm Sorry if you think I have twisted what you said. The view of the majority outside London is that...
  • User AvatarDavid-1 20th Sep - 10:21pm
    @JohnTilley: Many a solid constitutional proposal has begun its life as satire.
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 20th Sep - 10:04pm
    All this fuss about some elected MPs having votes on things that are nothing to do with their constituency. It diverts attention away from hundreds...
  • User Avatarpaul barker 20th Sep - 9:51pm
    @ Caracatus. Fair point looking at the list. Isnt it possible though that a lot of Parties have in effect already decided to carry on...
  • User AvatarDavid-1 20th Sep - 9:45pm
    One might as well ask why the Member for Witney should have any authority over any area larger than Witney. (This is not necessarily a...