The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas) welcomes the findings of The Morning After: A Cross-Party Inquiry Into Unplanned Pregnancy. Bpas is particularly pleased that the report emphasises the needs of older women and their partners who are trying to avoid unplanned pregnancy in addition to recommendations to support younger women and men.
An investigation is to be carried out following the death of a woman in an Irish hospital after she was denied an abortion. Doctors apparently refused to perform a termination on the woman, who was suffering a miscarriage, because a foetal heartbeat was still present. She subsequently developed septicaemia and died.
Sexual health charity bpas calls for more research into male contraception amid decline in vasectomies
Abortion charity bpas launches first ever nationwide advocacy campaign in support of women’s choice following recent comments by ministers and an upsurge in protests outside clinics.
Mumsnet/bpas survey shows gaps in contraception care for new mums – unclear advice to breastfeeding women raises risk of unplanned pregnancy
bpas is to host a debate examining the challenges posed by the activities of anti-abortion protestors outside clinics for those with a commitment to freedom of speech.
Signing abortion paperwork in advance of a woman being assessed is not a practice bpas undertakes, and so CQC inspectors did not find doctors pre-signing forms at any of bpas’ 28 clinics. Pre-signing is a regulatory not a clinical issue: it is not a practice which puts women at risk or indicates that they are receiving substandard care, as the CQC makes clear. bpas believes that the Secretary of State for Health’s decision to order immediate nationwide investigations at 249 providers, at a cost of £1m, was a disproportionate response to reports of this practice.
bpas comment on the abortion figures. "What matters is that women can access the contraception that is most suited to them," says Ann Furedi.
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Nearly half of women with unplanned pregnancies have experienced difficulties obtaining the contraception of their choice amid greater restrictions on access to the full range of methods, research by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas) suggests.
bpas express "deepest thanks" to all those who have made donations on this site, set up in response to the anti-abortion 40 Days For Life campaign in the UK.
“The website of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas) was hacked into and defaced for a period on 8th March, 2012. Bpas comment here.
We often hear of the ‘Americanisation’ of abortion politics in the UK, but unpicking the substantive threats to women’s reproductive rights in the US can be a challenge. The 2012 bpas public lecture will explore the current state of abortion politics in the US and, at a time when abortion appears increasingly politicised in the UK, reflect on what lessons can be drawn by those keen to protect women’s reproductive autonomy elsewhere.
bpas will be supporting the 40 Days Of Choice campaign, an initiative organised by pro-choice groups to coincide with the 40 days For Life anti-abortion protests outside UK clinics between 22 February and 1 April.
Clare Murphy, BPAS Director of Press and Public Policy, discusses the reaction to BPAS’s Christmas campaign promoting advance prescription of the Emergency Contraceptive Pill.
bpas comment on publication of Academy of Medical Royal Colleges review on mental health and abortion
To help women prevent unwanted pregnancy over the festive season, sexual health charity bpas is launching a novel scheme enabling women across the UK to request free emergency hormonal contraception in advance over the phone – delivered to their home.
BPAS chief Ann Furedi commented on the charity's campaign for responsible sexual activity this Christmas
Clare Murphy, BPAS Director of Press and Public Policy, challenges the claim that ‘taxpayers spend £30million a year more on abortion than previously thought’.
bpas comment on Nadine Dorries MP's amendment to the Health and Social Care Bill
bpas commented on the investigation by the charity Education for Choice (EFC) into the advice offered by pro-life pregnancy counselling services.
Clare Murphy, head of public policy at bpas said: "We have received some concerning reports from the women we see about the services provided by "independent" pregnancy counselling organisations.
Please find below comment and analysis from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service on the 2010 abortion statistics for England and Wales.
The proposed amendments to the Health and Social Care Bill are misguided and unnecessary.
bpas is disappointed to learn its High Court bid to re-interpret the 1967 Abortion Act in line with advances in medical science has been unsuccessful.