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Abortion Review

Abortion Review online www.abortionreview.org is an update and archive of abortion-related news, comment and medical developments, produced for bpas www.bpas.org. Access is free, and the website is refreshed weekly. A print version of Abortion Review is published quarterly.

The Alan Guttmacher Institute

The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) provides reliable, balanced, nonpartisan information on abortion, contraception, childbearing and sexual activity. AGI's mission is to protect the reproductive choices of all women and men - in the United States and throughout the world. AGI carries out reproductive health research, policy analysis and public education. Its three journals Perspectives in Sexual and Reproductive Health (formerly Family Planning Perspectives), Report on Public Policy and International Family Planning Perspectives are available on the site.

Annual Review of Population Law

This database contains summaries and excerpts of legislation, constitutions, court decisions, and other official government documents from every country in the world relating to population policies, reproductive health, women's rights, and related topics. It is produced jointly by Harvard Law School and the United Nations Population Fund.

Progress Educational Trust

Progress Educational Trust is a registered charity, set up to promote the benefits of reproductive and genetic science. On its site you will find information and comment about issues including IVF, cloning technology and genetics. You can subscribe through the site to Progress' excellent weekly update, BioNews.




Campaign organisations


Abortion Rights

Abortion Rights is a new campaigning organisation formed by the merger of the National Abortion Campaign (NAC) and the Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRA). Both these organisations have a long history in campaigning for law reform and the provision of easily accessible, woman friendly, NHS funded abortion services in Britain.

Catholics for a Free Choice

Catholics for a Free Choice shapes and advances sexual and reproductive ethics that are based on justice and affirm the moral capacity of women and men to make sound and responsible decisions about their lives. Through education and advocacy CFFC works in the United States and internationally to infuse these values into public policy, community life, feminist analysis, and Catholic social teaching and thinking.

Center for Reproductive Law and Policy (CRLP)

CRLP works to ensure that all women have access to appropriate and freely chosen reproductive health services. On this site you will find information about CRLP's projects on abortion and other issues, and a useful summary of the state of relevant laws worldwide.

National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL)

The NARAL Foundation is a charitable organisation founded in 1977. It supports in-depth research and legal work, publishes substantive policy reports, mounts public education campaigns and other communications projects, and provides leadership training for grassroots activists across the nation. Its site includes useful summaries of US law and policy developments, news stories and pro-choice advocacy initiatives.

Pro-Choice Northern Ireland

A Pro-Choice weblog dealing with reproductive issues in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Voice for Choice

Voice for Choice is a national campaign by the Pro-Choice Alliance, a coalition of organisations calling for long overdue reform of the 1967 Abortion Act. The campaign seeks to end the widespread discrimination and inequalities of access that occur in the National Health Service abortion provision, and to secure for all women in the United Kingdom the genuine right to decide for themselves whether or not to continue an unwanted pregnancy.

  > Medical / service provision organisations


BPAS supports reproductive choice by advocating and providing high-quality, affordable services to prevent or end unwanted pregnancy with contraception or by abortion.


FIAPAC is the International Federation for Professionals in abortion and contraception. Founded in 1997, it now has over 270 members from around the world. It holds biennial Congresses that attract more than 600 delegates.


Ipas works globally to increase women's ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights and to reduce abortion-related deaths and injuries. We seek to expand the availability, quality and sustainability of abortion and related reproductive health services, as well as to improve the enabling environment.

Irish Family Planning Association

This site includes items from clear and simple contraception factsheets to the most comprehensive database of Irish and international sexual health news. The IFPA's on-line campaign and action newsletter 'cq' can be accessed through the site, which offers comprehensive up to date and archive information on IFPA's work to achieve sexual and reproductive rights and health in Ireland and internationally.

Marie Stopes International

Marie Stopes International is a reproductive healthcare agency whose mission is to ensure the fundamental human right of all people to have children by choice not chance.

National Abortion Federation (NAF)

Founded in 1977, NAF is the professional association of abortion providers in the United States and Canada. The organization's mission is to preserve and enhance the quality and accessibility of abortion services. The site contains information about clinics affiliated to NAF, as well as news and campaign updates.

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood's site, subtitled 'A Guide to Healthy Sexuality', is a comprehensive source of on-line information regarding safe sex and abortions. Its attractive and user-friendly layout complements the extensive amount of practical and valuable information available.

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)

This website is designed to provide information to College members about the RCOG, including details of Courses and Events, Examination regulations and timetables and services. It is also useful for those who want to find out about current practise and developments in obstetrics and gynaecology in Britain.

  > Anti-abortion sites


According to its site, 'LIFE is a non-denominational registered charity whose members are committed to upholding the utmost respect for human life from fertilisation onwards'. On its site you can find information about the organisations activities and views.

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC)

SPUC was launched in 1967 to campaign against the Abortion Act. Subsequently, SPUC has extended its activities to also against other 'threats to the right to live', including euthanasia and human embryo experimentation.

Ultimate Pro-Life Resource List

A U.S. based site which is regularly updated with news and comment from those opposed to abortion. This site links to national, state-based and local organisations opposed to abortion, as well as related Canadian and international groups, and religious organisations.

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