A Controversial Court Ruling Has Britain’s Abortion Rights Groups Up in Arms

U.K. abortion rights groups are planning large demonstrations on Saturday outside London’s Royal Courts of Justice, after a woman was controversially jailed on Monday under an 1861 law for using drugs to induce a medical abortion past legal term limits. The case has sparked outcry and calls for an overhaul of reproductive justice laws in … Read more

Scotland Just Showed How Easy It Is To End ‘Period Poverty’

Scotland has become the first country in the world to legally enshrine the right to free period products, in a vital step toward ending “period poverty.” The Period Products Act, which came into force today after Scotland’s parliament unanimously approved the law in 2020, compels local governments and educational institutions to provide products to anyone … Read more

U.K. Authorities Issue First-Ever ‘Red’ Extreme Heat Warning

British authorities issued their first ever “red” warning for extreme heat early next week, declaring a national emergency as forecasters predict record temperatures that will put even healthy people at risk of serious illness and death. The warning covers Monday and Tuesday, when temperatures in England may reach 40 C (104 F) for the first … Read more