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spiked issue: Abortion

-- Thu 26 June --
Pro-lifers: the student censor’s favourite target

by Dan Hitchens

-- Wed 14 May --
The pro-choice lobby should celebrate, not censor debate
Ann Furedi on the moral cowardice of No Platforming anti-choice activists.
by Ann Furedi

-- Mon 14 April --
Cardiff University:
pro-choice,
anti-free speech


by Ivor Jones

-- Tue 28 January --
People must be free to protest against abortion
Why I support the right of anti-choice activists to rally outside abortion clinics.
by Wendy Kaminer

-- Mon 27 January --
The myth of sex‑selective abortions
In our weekly podcast from spiked plus, the head of BPAS says you're either pro-choice or you're not.
by Ann Furedi

-- Mon 20 January --
Saving the girl child or destroying women’s rights?
An Indian pro-choice activist on the damage done by the ‘gendercide’ panic.
by Brendan O’Neill

-- Mon 16 September --
You can’t be pro-choice only when you like the choice
Ann Furedi on the dangers of clamping down on ‘sex-selection abortions’.
by Ann Furedi

-- Tue 10 September --
Sex selection: what Britain’s abortion law really says
Abortion for reason of fetal sex is not actually illegal.
by Ellie Lee

-- Fri 5 July --
After Tiller: on the frontline of the abortion war
A new documentary explores the moral and physical bravery of the late-term abortionist.
by David Bowden

-- Mon 17 June --
Putting choice back into the pro-choice movement
Ann Furedi’s spiked essay on the importance of a woman’s right to choose ignited much heated debate. Here, she reiterates her stance.
by Ann Furedi

-- Tue 14 May --
We absolutely support the right to choose
The president of Physicians for Reproductive Health responds to Ann Furedi’s spiked essay on abortion and choice.
by Jodi Magee

-- Wed 24 April --
Remaking the case for a woman’s right to choose
ESSAY: In replacing the ideal of reproductive choice with ‘reproductive justice’, feminists underestimate women’s capacity for autonomy.
by Ann Furedi

-- Wed 24 April --
Abortion: make the case in public, not in court
Following the Savita tragedy, Irish pro-choice activists should be engaging with the public, not cosying up to judges.
by Jason Walsh

-- Wed 24 April --
Savita case exposes the cruelty of Irish law
It’s time to face down the Irish Constitution and its bizarre elevation of ‘fetal rights’ over women’s rights.
by Barbara Hewson

-- Tue 22 January --
The ‘generation war’ over abortion rights
ESSAY: Among abortion activists, there’s a worrying shift from supporting choice to demanding ‘justice’.
by Jennie Bristow

-- Thu 3 January --
Why Ireland’s new abortion law is mad
It is not a step forward for women's liberation to provide abortions for women who claim to be suicidal.
by Jason Walsh

-- Mon 3 December --
Fetal rights: a fatal obsession?
The death of a miscarrying woman in an Irish hospital suggests the authorities there have lost the plot.
by Barbara Hewson

-- Wed 17 October --
‘Abortion is a
very civilised thing’

In a new WORLDbytes film, Ellie Lee puts the case for making abortion a personal choice, not a legal matter.
by Saleha Ali

-- Tue 25 September --
Sarah Catt should never have been convicted
The case of a Leeds woman jailed for eight years for inducing her own labour raises some serious questions.
by Barbara Hewson

-- Thu 20 September --
Right to protest, or just plain wrong?
Anti-abortionists should have absolute freedom of speech. But that doesn’t mean they can do ‘pavement counselling’ outside abortion clinics.
by Ann Furedi

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