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Monthly archive: April 2006

28 April 2006

USA: Bleeding after medical abortion

This study examined bleeding pattern following medication-induced termination of pregnancy, comparing two different dosing schedules of mifepristone and misoprostol.

28 April 2006

USA: Buccal misoprostol for cervical preparation in second-trimester abortion

The objective of this study was to assess the adequacy and safety of buccal misoprostol with and without laminaria for cervical preparation prior to second-trimester abortion.

28 April 2006

UK: Abortion and breast cancer: EPIC study finds no increased link

The role of spontaneous and induced abortion on breast cancer risk is examined among 267,361 women recruited into the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and nutrition between 1992 and 2000.

21 April 2006

Beyond Roe vs Wade: let the debate begin

Writing on spiked, Nancy McDermott, a pro-choice South Dakotan, investigates her home state's decision to prohibit abortion.

21 April 2006

Fetuses cannot feel pain, says expert

In a review of evidence for the existence of fetal pain for the BMJ, Dr Stuart Derbyshire said that telling women who are considering abortions that fetuses could feel pain was inaccurate and exposed them to inappropriate medical treatment.

7 April 2006

UKLL defends ‘name and shame’ tactics

An interesting interview in the Telegraph with James Dowson, leader of the UK LifeLeague.

7 April 2006

Sue Axon’s teenage daughter gives birth

The daughter of a woman who lost a court battle for a parent's ‘right to know’ if their child wants an abortion gave birth to a baby girl in March.

7 April 2006

Ceasing blood storage at bpas clinics

This article, by Dr V P Argent, Medical Director of bpas, gives the reasoning behind the decision to cease storage of blood at bpas clinics.

7 April 2006

WHO analysis of maternal deaths

Researchers undertook a systematic review to determine the distribution of causes of maternal deaths.

5 April 2006

Abortion Rights: Building a strong pro-choice movement

Abortion Rights, the national pro-choice campaign, is playing a leading role raising awareness of the importance of choice for women and the need to defend legal rights to abortion.