Posts tagged “Human Rights”

European Court decides Irish abortion laws violated woman’s rights

December 17th, 2010
European Court decides Irish abortion laws violated woman’s rights

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favour of one of the three women who claimed that Irish abortion laws out their health at risk. The woman, who was undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer when she fell pregnant unexpectedly, was forced to go to the UK for an abortion, as she was not […]

Human Rights outcry at Chinese one-child policy tactics

October 19th, 2010
Human Rights outcry at Chinese one-child policy tactics

It has emerged in recent news reports that many women in China are being forced into having abortions, even in the later stages of pregnancy, in attempts by government officials to keep a strong grip on population numbers and fully enforce their one-child family planning laws. Conservative reports show that the “one-child policy leads to […]

Human Rights proposal to stop doctors objecting to abortions on grounds of conscience

October 6th, 2010
Human Rights proposal to stop doctors objecting to abortions on grounds of conscience

An increase in figures of doctors not willing to carry out abortions has led to Europe’s most renowned human rights association to take steps in preventing them from letting their morals dictate their professionalism. Previously ousted at the general election, British Socialist member Christine McCafferty has called for a ban in the rights of doctors […]

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