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... Read more
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... Read more
FPA welcomes Stella Creasy MP’s proposed amendment to the Queen’s Speech, tabled today, which would commit... Read more
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... Read more
Statistics from the Department of Health released this morning, show that 724 women from Northern Ireland travelled to England or Wales to have an... Read more
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... Read more
FPA is deeply concerned that the anti-abortion group Life has been granted £250,000 from the Tampon Tax Fund, to provide a range of services (including counselling) to homeless pregnant women.
We’re extremely disappointed that this organisation has been awarded government funding; a 2014... Read more
On 19 March, the Mail on Sunday reported on an interview with Professor Wendy Savage, in which they focused on her brief comments on sex-selective abortion.
Although in some countries abortion on the basis of sex is a widespread issue, the Department of Health has not found any evidence... Read more