FPA news

September 22nd, 2017

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has today joined the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal College of Midwives in announcing their support for the decriminalisation of... Read more

July 7th, 2017

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas) has today released data... Read more

Abortion, Contraception
June 29th, 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... Read more

June 29th, 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... Read more

June 28th, 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,... Read more

June 14th, 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... Read more

June 13th, 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... Read more

Abortion, Statistics
June 12th, 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... Read more

April 2nd, 2017

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

Abortion, Pregnancy