Abortion

UN Rights Experts Warn Against the Grave Threat of Unsafe Abortions

UN Rights Experts Warn Against the Grave Threat of Unsafe Abortions

A group of United Nations human rights experts have called on States to repeal restrictive abortion laws and ...
Whole Women’s Health: A Call for Evidence-Based Regulation of Abortion

Whole Women’s Health: A Call for Evidence-Based Regulation of Abortion

Decades ago, the medical profession helped build the public-health case for decriminalising abortion, and the ...
Ireland’s Abortion Ban: Subjecting Women to Suffering and Discrimination

Ireland’s Abortion Ban: Subjecting Women to Suffering and Discrimination

Ireland has one of the world’s most restrictive abortion law regimes. Following a referendum in 1983, the 8th ...
Conscientious Objection or Oppression: That is the Question

Conscientious Objection or Oppression: That is the Question

On 11th of August last year, the Supreme Administrative Court of Uruguay issued a judgment that recognises the ...
Judging Abortion in Northern Ireland: Facing the Challenges, Taking the Opportunities

Judging Abortion in Northern Ireland: Facing the Challenges, Taking the Opportunities

The Northern Ireland legal system and, more specifically, Northern Irish courts have been thrust into the national ...
Justice Scalia’s Repudiation of Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights

Justice Scalia’s Repudiation of Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights

Throughout the three decades that Justice Antonin Scalia served on the United States Supreme Court, he was ...
Abortion in Texas: Does Casey Still Have Content?

Abortion in Texas: Does Casey Still Have Content?

On March 2, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court heard much awaited arguments in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the ...
Conscientious Objection or Conscious Oppression?: The Uphill Battle to Access Abortion Services in Uruguay

Conscientious Objection or Conscious Oppression?: The Uphill Battle to Access Abortion Services in Uruguay

In October 2012, Uruguay passed Law 18,987 that waives criminal penalties for abortion in the first 12 weeks of ...
Abortion Law in Ireland: A Model for Change

Abortion Law in Ireland: A Model for Change

Ireland has an extremely restrictive abortion law regime. Since the introduction of the 8th Amendment in 1983, the ...
Conscience Wars and Complicity Claims

Conscience Wars and Complicity Claims

A new front is opening in the culture wars. Persons of faith are now seeking religious exemptions from laws ...
Abortion As A Human Right: Should the Law in Northern Ireland Be Reformed?

Abortion As A Human Right: Should the Law in Northern Ireland Be Reformed?

Why do women living in Northern Ireland have to travel to London to have an abortion? At an event hosted by Oxford ...
Northern Ireland’s Human Rights Commission Granted Leave for Judicial Review to Challenge the Country’s Near-Blanket Ban on Abortion

Northern Ireland’s Human Rights Commission Granted Leave for Judicial Review to Challenge the Country’s Near-Blanket Ban on Abortion

Unlike the rest of the UK, Northern Ireland is not covered by the Abortion Act 1967. If you are a woman living ...

Become A Contributor To The Blog