FPA news

18th July, 2017

The Digital Economy Minister, Matt Hancock MP, yesterday formally started the countdown to the introduction of age-verification processes for online pornography in the UK by April 2018. This aims to

4th July, 2017

FPA has welcomed the further drop in teenage pregnancy rates in Scotland but called for investment in sexual and reproductive health services and warned that there is more work to be done to tackle regional variations in the rate.

29th June, 2017

In a landmark decision for women’s rights, the government has announced that it will be taking a significant step to correct a historic injustice by agreeing to fund abortion services for women travelling from Northern Ireland.

Ahead of an amendment tabled by Labour MP Stella Creasy that

29th June, 2017

FPA is deeply disappointed following the decision of the Court of Appeal in Belfast to allow an appeal by Northern Ireland’s Attorney General and the Department of Justice. The court ruled that it is up for the Northern Ireland Assembly to decide on abortion law reform.

This follows the

28th June, 2017

Today, over 50 cross-party policymakers have signed a letter supported by sexual health charity FPA, BPAS, the Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists,

14th June, 2017

Joint statement from FPA, bpas, Alliance for Choice, Birthrights and ASN

A Supreme Court appeal challenging the government’s refusal to provide NHS-funded abortion care in England for women resident in Northern Ireland has narrowly failed. The court divided 3-2

13th June, 2017

Statistics from the Department of Health released this morning, show that 724 women from Northern Ireland travelled to England or Wales to have an

12th June, 2017

Following the General Election, the Conservative Party is forming a Government with the support of the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). This has rightly focused public attention across the UK on the DUP’s record in the Northern Ireland Assembly, where the party has been unwilling


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