Abortion

How many people have tried illicit drugs?

15 June 2019 9:00 am

What’s in a name? If Jeremy Hunt wins the Conservative leadership election both prime minister and leader of the opposition…

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The whataboutery of the Alabama abortion ban

18 May 2019 2:19 am

Alabama’s near-total abortion ban, signed into law on Wednesday by governor Kay Ivey, is a real moment of hope. The principle on…

Why the government won’t dare to attempt reform of the abortion law

9 June 2018 9:00 am

A debate that won’t happen Sir: ‘Westminster is overdue an abortion debate’ (Leading article, June 2). Yes, but there is…

The result of the Irish referendum is a triumph of light over darkness. For others it is the other way round

It’s not for Westminster to decide Northern Ireland’s abortion law

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Predictably enough, there have been no calls this week for the Irish referendum on abortion to be re-run, no complaint…

Pope Francis raises the white flag

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Just before Ireland voted overwhelmingly to end the country’s constitutional ban on abortion, Catholics in the fishing village of Clogherhead…

Abortion Demo (image: Getty)

Pregnant silence

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Brian Sewell once wrote an article about abortion headlined: ‘Women, the killers in our midst.’ He got an awful lot…

The Republican establishment has finally found a way to get Donald Trump

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Washington DC In La Crosse, Wisconsin, on Monday night, Donald Trump said, ‘If we do well here, folks, it’s over.’…

Who killed murder?

19 March 2016 9:00 am

Pity the poor crime writers. Our earnings, like those of all authors, are diminishing for reasons far beyond our control.…

Scarlett Johansson as a mermaid? Bung her in

What is a serious film festival doing opening with Hail, Caesar!

20 February 2016 9:00 am

One of the more obscure winners in recent years of the Berlin film festival’s Golden Bear was a version of…

Small comfort: a mother, whose only son was killed in a car accident at the age of 23, holds a picture of him as a child. Many such bereaved parents, unable to conceive again and struggling to support themselves in later life, say they have nothing left to live for

China’s brutal one-child policy will be catastrophic for us all

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Mei Fong tells the routine story of a girl who managed to conceal an illegal pregnancy until the baby was…

Julia Garner and Lily Tomlin in ‘Grandma’

Grandma: a feminist comedy that punches magnificently above its weight

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Apologies if you were expecting a review of Star Wars here, but Disney is not allowing critics access prior to…

A licence to kill - the slippery slope of 'assisted dying'

29 August 2015 9:00 am

A couple of years ago I contacted Holland’s top pro-euthanasia organisation. Our House of Lords looks likely to approve a…

Free speech is so last century. Today’s students want the ‘right to be comfortable’

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Don’t be a Stepford student — subscribe to The Spectator’s print and digital bundle for just £22 for 22 weeks.  Have…

The lefty liberals may be losing their hold over the arts world

26 April 2014 9:00 am

If you happen to be reading this column at breakfast, I’d recommend you skip to something more agreeable like Dear…

Was Roy Jenkins the greatest prime minister we never had?

29 March 2014 9:00 am

In any list of the-best-prime-ministers-we never-had, the name of Roy Jenkins is likely to be prominent. He was intelligent, moderate,…

Would you let parents destroy ‘gay’ embryos?

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Because I’d like to have a child, and I’m getting on a bit, my husband and I have spent time…