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Monthly archive: March 2006

31 March 2006

The new pro-lifers

The rise in infertility has given a huge boost to the anti-abortion movement, argues Cristina Odone in the Guardian.

24 March 2006

Catholic leader admonishes church over contraceptive referrals

A Catholic hospital has been admonished by the leader of the church in England and Wales for referring patients for abortions and contraceptives.

24 March 2006

USA: Petition drive to overturn South Dakota ban

A US pro-choice group has launched a petition drive to overturn a South Dakota ban on nearly all abortions.

24 March 2006

Court hears compensation claim for failed termination

At a hearing in Perth Sheriff Court in Scotland, hospital bosses attempted to have a damages bid from a woman who gave birth following an abortion thrown out.

19 March 2006

Do people really want to ban late abortions?

The Observer claims, on the basis of a new poll, that ‘a majority of women in Britain want abortion laws to be tightened to make it harder, or impossible, for them to terminate a pregnancy’. Ann Furedi, bpas Chief Executive, is not convinced.

10 March 2006

USA: South Dakota makes abortion a crime

South Dakota's governor, Mike Rounds, on 6 March signed a bill that will make it a crime for doctors to perform an abortion unless the procedure is necessary to save the woman's life.