Abortion rights in the news

This week abortion has been a news item on at least three separate occasions.

With regards to the proposed ban on abortion in Spain, the main focus of our campaign at the moment, it came as no surprise that a challenge to the bill proposed by the Spanish socialists was narrowly defeated. That this was reported in three mainstream news outlets shows that the protests going on around the world are having an impact.

Read the reports here: BBC report  The Guardian  The Times

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In the UK, a report, Crisis Pregnancy Centres, carried out by Education for Choice revealed that pregnancy counselling clinics were misinforming women about the consequences of having an abortion. There is an excellent report of this in The F Word. As for The Telegraph, it sent undercover reporters to Pregnancy Counselling Services and published a pro-choice article. There was also an article by Kate Smurthwaite in the Guardian.

Lastly, Ted Talks were criticised for allegedly not wanting to have talks on abortion as part of their Ted Woman talks. After much criticism from the increasingly powerful pro-choice movement they issued a statement saying that they had been mistaken and that they would welcome talks on abortion. This has also led to many pro choice articles, particularly in the US.

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