18 October 2012

‘You can’t be a little bit pro-choice’

Ann Furedi, chief executive of bpas, answers your questions on abortion, free speech and the right to protest.

20 September 2012

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.

28 November 2011

Abortion: how late is ‘too late’?

Policymakers should butt out of late abortion and trust women to work out what’s in their best interests.

1 June 2011

A funny thing happened on the way to the forum

Giving Life a seat on the Sexual Health Forum is a bit like including Jehovah’s Witnesses on a panel to discuss blood-transfusion services.

3 March 2011

Late abortion: the new clash in the Choice Wars

Ann Furedi says Philadelphia’s ‘Baby Butcher’ scandal shows exactly why we need a principled defence of abortion – as late as necessary.

17 February 2011

Our 10-year struggle to improve abortion care

‘Not so much Yes Minister as The Thick of It…’ Ann Furedi of BPAS reports on her fight with health officials for sensible abortion services.

13 January 2011

Let’s make it easier to take the abortion pill

BPAS’ chief executive explains why she is taking the UK Department of Health to court over early medical abortion.

20 December 2010

A moral defence of late abortion

ESSAY: The chief executive of bpas urges faltering pro-choice campaigners to rediscover their respect for women’s moral autonomy.

4 June 2010

Gospels for the Godless

Pullman’s evil-twin version of the Gospels is an intelligent investigation of an age-old question: are Jesus and Christ two separate entities?

Books 28 May 2010

Providing myths and fables to the Godless

Far from rubbishing the Gospels, Philip Pullman brilliantly re-explores them, revisiting a question that has haunted thinkers since at least the fifth century: are Jesus and Christ two separate entities?