Abortion

Labour’s new intolerance of the pro-life cause

27 October 2017 9:00

I didn’t want to write this piece. I supposed I always hoped that Labour would come back to its roots;…

Ireland’s abortion debate will be next year’s big culture war

13 October 2017 12:53

If you’re fed up with endless bickering over Brexit, spare a thought for the citizens of Ireland. The government here…

Jacob Rees-Mogg has said the unsayable. Good for him

7 September 2017 14:54

There are any number of reasons to feel irritated about the reaction to Jacob Rees-Mogg’s frankly expressed views about abortion…

Can leading politicians get away with opposing abortion and gay marriage?

6 September 2017 14:53

What can politicians with socially conservative beliefs expect from public life? Is there now a faith glass ceiling under which…

In defence of Jacob Rees-Mogg

6 September 2017 11:16

The art of Jacob Rees-Mogg is to be preposterous and sincere at the same time. It’s the reason why he…

What part of ‘devolution’ does Stella Creasy not understand?

29 June 2017 18:05

Abortion is a matter devolved to Northern Ireland’s representatives. Today, Belfast’s Court of Appeal ruled abortion law in Northern Ireland should…

The Government backs down over Queen’s Speech abortion amendment

29 June 2017 14:57

In the face of a possible rebellion over an amendment to the Queen’s Speech, the Government has backed down. Chancellor…

Why is the BMA trying to decriminalise abortion?

27 June 2017 17:29

It’ll be news, I expect, to most people that the BMA wants abortion to be decriminalised. Most people probably didn’t…

Labour’s abortion stance is the final straw

1 June 2017 15:14

Well, that didn’t last long: in April, I rejoined the Labour Party. Last Sunday, I cancelled my subscription and cut…

A new poll shows there is a good deal of unease with the current abortion law

21 May 2017 18:30

Really interesting, the new figures about public attitudes to abortion, specifically women’s attitudes, reproduced below and published in the Mail…

Is Tim Farron prepared to defend any of his beliefs?

17 May 2017 17:08

Are there any matters of principle, do you reckon, that Tim Farron isn’t prepared to give up on under pressure…

Norma McCorvey: the woman who made the choice to be pro-life

20 February 2017 14:20

Norma McCorvey, who died on Saturday, was unknown; as the Jane Roe in Roe v Wade, she became one of…

A female culture war has begun

27 January 2017 10:58

I didn’t go on the women’s march last weekend, and it’s not the kind of thing I’d go to. However,…

Trump is right to reinstate the ‘global gag rule’ on abortion

25 January 2017 9:42

It has, to be honest, been rather hard to keep up with the flow of executive orders, policy pronouncements and…

Only the right kind of women are invited to march against Donald Trump

21 January 2017 9:39

The Women’s March on Washington is going to be big. Officials say 1,800 buses have been registered to park in…

Why isn’t Shami Chakrabarti campaigning for Lord Shinkwin’s Abortion Bill?

16 October 2016 18:45

Lord Shinkwin’s Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill has its second reading in the Lord next Friday. I hadn’t heard of it…

As a midwife, I’m horrified by my union leader’s support for unlimited abortion

17 May 2016 14:44

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), the UK’s largest abortion provider, and a group of other organisations recently launched a…

A truly liberal society would tolerate the Anglican church’s views on sexuality

20 January 2016 12:54

Given how apocalyptic the predictions were, Anglicanism’s make-or-break meeting about issues of human sexuality last week proved something of a…

Northern Ireland’s pro-choice lobby couldn’t care less about democracy

30 November 2015 14:08

Well, the High Court in Belfast has driven a coach and horses through Northern Ireland’s abortion law. The Northern Ireland…

Yet more examples of BBC bias this week

30 October 2015 14:24

Two reports on the BBC Ten O’Clock News this week, both unashamedly partisan. Yes, yes, I know they are not…

Here’s what happens when you create a ‘safe space’ at a pro-life event

13 October 2015 11:15

You know all that stuff about ‘safe spaces’, places on university campuses where you’re not allowed to say or do…

Banning provocateurs doesn’t silence them – it only amplifies their voices

9 October 2015 16:00

I write about free speech. And I’m tired of writing about free speech. I’m tired of needing to write about…

The tragic truth behind the ‘ShoutYourAbortion’ hashtag

22 September 2015 17:39

Try as I might, I can’t make myself furious about the #ShoutYourAbortion hashtag. It is, above all, cause for sadness.…

The Times on Pope Francis and abortion: the worst piece of religious reporting ever?

2 September 2015 20:24

The headline on page 33 of today’s Times reads: ‘Repent and we will forgive abortions, Pope tells women’. It’s a…

Pope Francis drops a bombshell: Catholics can receive absolution from dissident SSPX priests

1 September 2015 14:15

Pope Francis, unpredictable as ever, has just announced that during the forthcoming ‘Year of Mercy’, Catholics can receive absolution from…