Abortions should be treated as a medical issue and not a crime, the UK's leading pregnancy doctors say. Currently in England, Wales and Scotland it is illegal to have a termination without approval from two doctors and could mean a prison term. Abortions should be regulated in line with other procedures without criminal sanctions, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists said. It says the 24-week gestational limit should not change. RCOG president Professor Lesley Regan said it had a responsibility to ensure women had access to "this key healthcare service". "I want to be clear that decriminalisation does not mean deregulation, and abortion services should be subject to regulatory
The midterm elections are heating up, and you've decided you want to do absolutely anything you can to make sure your member of Congress is not re-elected. Well, good news: If you have a credit card and a Facebook account, there's a way you can spend unlimited amounts of money to do just that -- and there's no law, no regulation, no mechanism of any kind to stop you. Facebook and its competitor social networks, though, are part of a largely unregulated Wild West of political spending, a reality to which legislators and regulators are only now starting to awaken, after the disclosure that a Russian troll farm purchased $100,000 worth of ads on Facebook during the 2016 election. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday that he wants to make political ads on the platform "more transparent" -- in other words, for the most part, making them more like campaign ads on TV, where they come with a disclaimer identifying who is responsible for them.
Strictly Coming Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood is playing the tyrannical Miss Hannigan in Annie. He took us on a tour of his dressing room backstage at the Piccadilly Theatre. Camera Jess Fenton. Producer Claudia Redmond.
The singer now says "If [the Columbine killers] had just bought my records, they would be better off. Certain people blame me for the shootings at schools." "That's going to be a great pull-quote for you," he told The Guardian. "But, honestly, the Columbine era destroyed my entire career at the time." Manson is currently promoting his new album titled "Heaven Upside Down." In 2012, he said the title for his "Born Villain" was influenced by having been been wrongfully vilified because of Columbine. "When it comes to things like Columbine, it would have been different if they [Harris and Klebold] had actually liked my music, but I think that I have had more blame accredited to me than any person
The Royal Shakespeare Company is selling off more than 10,000 items of clothing worn by actors over the decades. Hollywood star and RSC veteran Sir Patrick Stewart gave BBC News a tour of the costume sale and shared some of his memories. The sale is taking place on Saturday 23rd September. Video journalist: Sophie van Brugen. Additional production: Tom Beal, Verity Wilde.
Special counsel Robert Mueller and three congressional committees are investigating Russian interference in the election, but President Trump is still telling his fans it's a "hoax." Trump used the "Russia hoax" label on Friday for the first time in six weeks. He said in a tweet that scrutiny over Facebook ads from Russian-linked accounts was just part of the continuing "hoax." Then the president asked: "What about the totally biased and dishonest Media coverage in favor of Crooked Hillary?" Trump was echoing conservative commentators who say he won the election in spite of grossly unfair media coverage. The timing is curious. Hillary Clinton has been on a highly successful book tour for the