27 October 2006Nicaragua bans abortions
Nicaragua on 26 October approved a sweeping new law banning abortions - even in cases where the mother's life is at risk.
17 June 2015Abortion: Trusting women to decide, and doctors to practise
This new BPAS publication lays out the case for why we need to re-think Britain's abortion law.
18 October 2006Abortion and breast cancer
A study published in the International Journal of Cancer has found that abortion does not affect the risk of breast cancer.
18 October 2006Tory MP pursues abortion restrictions
Tory MP Nadine Dorries has resigned from a Parliamentary select committee to work on reducing the time-limit on abortion.
16 October 2006Magazine launches pro-choice petition
As the South Dakota vote on abortion approaches, Ms magazine publishes 5000 names.
11 October 2006UK government profiles the state of the nation’s health
The UK government on 10 October published Health Challenge England: Next Steps for Choosing Health, and Health Profile of England, mapping out the public health records within the country.
9 October 2006Science, smiling fetuses, and the abortion debate
The notion that 4-D images provide an argument against abortion is based more on emotion than science. Comment by Ellie Lee.
4 October 2006Misconceptions over ‘walking’ fetuses
Sophisticated ultrasound scans that show fetuses as early as 12 weeks appearing to 'walk' in the womb have had a dangerous impact on the public debate over abortion, leading doctors and scientists have said.
29 September 2006USA: Access to early abortion
Adolescents and poor women are more likely than other women to have trouble obtaining an abortion early in pregnancy, according to a study published in the October issue of Contraception.
29 September 2006New government consultation on children’s index
The Department for Education and Skills (DfES) on 21 September launched a consultation on regulations for the planned children’s information sharing index in England.
18 September 2006Expert questions impact of emergency contraception
Giving women the morning-after pill makes no difference to either the pregnancy rate or the abortion rate, a family planning expert has written in the British Medical Journal.