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27 October 2006

Nicaragua 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 2015

Abortion: 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 2006

Abortion 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 2006

Tory 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 2006

Magazine launches pro-choice petition

As the South Dakota vote on abortion approaches, Ms magazine publishes 5000 names.

11 October 2006

UK 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 2006

Science, 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 2006

Misconceptions 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 2006

USA: 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 2006

New 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 2006

Expert 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.

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