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20 May 2015

An International Summit on Reproductive Choice

At the Lisbon 2014 summit, more than 70 advocates, service providers and academics from across the globe discussed how best to defend and advance women’s reproductive choices. This publication offers perspectives on thorny issues such as later abortion, fetal pain, sex selection and fetal anomaly.

The summit was organised by Catholics for Choice and British Pregnancy Advisory Service, with Portugal’s Associação para o Planeamento da Família. Speakers debated the difficult issues that have long challenged those in the domestic and international reproductive health field.

Articles in the publication include:

Is One of These Things Not Just Like the Other? Why Abortion Can’t Be Separated from Contraception. Beverly Winikoff, Gynuity Health Projects, US.

Later Abortion: What Makes It Difficult? Ellie Lee, University of Kent, UK.

Fetal Pain: What We Know, What We Believe, And What This Means For Abortion. Stuart Derbyshire, National University of Singapore.

Selective Abortion For Fetal Anomaly: The Perspective Of A Support Organisation. Jane Fisher, Antenatal Results & Choices, UK.

Sex Selection: The Uneasy Choice. Suchitra Dalvie, Asia Safe Abortion Partnership, India.

Replacing Myths With Facts: Sex-Selective Abortion Laws In The United States. Miriam Yeung, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, US.

Not Only Abortion: Wider Reproductive Choice Issues. Marlene Gerber Fried, Hampshire College, US.

An online copy of Select Proceedings from the International Summit on Reproductive Choice is available in full here. If you would like to receive a printed copy of the publication, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at Catholics for Choice.

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