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News and updates from Marie Stopes UK

Read news, personal stories from our clients, and find out how you can help millions of people around the world access safe abortion.

Stories from our clients

Read powerful stories from clients who have received treatment from Marie Stopes UK, so you know what to expect and that you are not alone.

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Support women worldwide

We’re proud to be part of the Marie Stopes International global partnership which works hard to deliver quality contraception and safe abortion services to people around the world. If you also believe women should have access to safe abortion, and want to help make it a reality, you can support us.

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Media enquiries

Our press office can provide information and comment on issues relating to abortion care and vasectomy, as well as the services offered in the United Kingdom.

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Featured news

9 July 2019

Statement on abortion vote in Northern Ireland

The UK Government has voted overwhelmingly in favour of extending abortion rights to Northern Ireland.

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13 June 2019

Statement on 2018 abortion statistics

Marie Stopes UK statement on 2018 abortion statistics

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24 May 2019

Abortion in the Republic of Ireland & Isle of Man

A few short years ago, abortion access in both the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man seemed like a distant dream; yet thanks to decades of grassroots campaigning, they are finally a reality.

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24 May 2019

Abortion law reforms that put the UK to shame

Franki Appleton, our Advocacy & Public Affairs Advisor, reflects on the abortion rights progress made over the last 12 months in the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man.

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12 May 2019

International Nurses Day: Why my job inspires me

To celebrate International Nurses Day this Sunday, we spoke to three of the talented, dedicated and courageous people making a difference at Marie Stopes UK.

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3 May 2019

My job as a midwife, defending women's rights

Delivering a baby is a fraction of what being a midwife is about. It is about advocating for women, supporting them with the choices they are making.

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25 April 2019

Report calls for reform of NI abortion law

Women and Equalities Committee report identifies serious concerns around abortion law in Northern Ireland, stating lack of clarity is creating "confusion, fear and inequality".

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24 October 2018

Statement on Stella Creasy's NI Bill amendment

Stella Creasy MP and Conor McGinn MP presented their amendment to the Northern Ireland Executive Bill to Parliament this evening. This could be a big step forward for the people of Northern Ireland.

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12 October 2018

Statement: CQC's first rating of Abortion services

This is the first time that the CQC has given a formal rating to an abortion service and we are delighted that they have awarded us a ‘Good’ rating across every category, from safety, effectiveness an

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29 May 2018

Statement on the results of the Irish referendum

Following the landslide victory in Ireland of the vote Yes campaign to repeal the 8th Amendment, a spokesperson for Marie Stopes UK said: “This is a huge turning point in the history of Ireland

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29 August 2018

Advertising Standards Agency rule on Natural Cycle

“We fully support the ASA’s ruling in this case. When choosing a method of contraception, it’s vital women have accurate, impartial information on each method, including the risk that it won’t work...

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25 August 2018

Statement on home use of Misoprostol

Marie Stopes UK's statement regarding the Government’s announcement that it will legalise the home use of medical abortion pills across England by the end of 2018

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15 August 2018

Statement following Judge's ruling in Scotland

“We welcome this ruling, which further clarifies the fact that women should have ultimate control over their own treatment."

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26 June 2018

Statement on PHEs reproductive health consensus

A spokesperson for Marie Stopes UK said: "We welcome Public Health England’s consensus statement, and are very proud to have been one of the service providers taking part in the consensus process.

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20 December 2018

Statement on legalisation of abortion in ROI

We want to congratulate all the abortion reform campaigners who bravely stood up, made their voices heard, and enabled free, safe and legal abortion care in the Republic of Ireland. However...

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