Petition to Oppose the Global Gag Rule

Three years ago, on January 22, 2001, his first day in office, George W Bush re-imposed Ronald Reagan’s Global Gag Rule’ on women worldwide. This policy restricts organisations that receive USAID funds for family planning programmes from using their own, non-US funds to provide legal abortion services, lobby their own governments for abortion law reform,...
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The Current Situation in the UK

The current law on abortion is based on: Abortion Act (1967) Section 37 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act (1990) Abortion is allowed up to 24 weeks on condition that continuing with the pregnancy involves a greater risk to: the physical or mental health of the woman, or the physical or mental health of...
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Voicing Women’s Right To Choose

Abortion Rights is a campaigning organisation formed by the merger of the National Abortion Campaign (NAC) and the Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRA). Both these organisations have a long history in campaigning for law reform and the provision of easily accessible, woman friendly, NHS funded abortion services. NAC and ALRA came together at end of...
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Congress approves anti-abortion clause

Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington Wednesday November 24 2004 The Guardian America’s religious right has scored its first legislative victory since George Bush’s re-election by inserting a clause into a spending bill to undermine state laws requiring hospitals to provide abortions. The provision, a last-minute addition to a $388bn budget bill, was approved by Congress without...
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