Monthly archive: April 2006
28 April 2006USA: 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 2006USA: 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 2006UK: 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 2006Beyond 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 2006Fetuses 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 2006UKLL defends ‘name and shame’ tactics
An interesting interview in the Telegraph with James Dowson, leader of the UK LifeLeague.
7 April 2006Sue 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 2006Ceasing 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 2006WHO analysis of maternal deaths
Researchers undertook a systematic review to determine the distribution of causes of maternal deaths.
5 April 2006Abortion 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.