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Monthly archive: July 2006

28 July 2006

USA: Senate passes new anti-abortion legislation

Senator Hillary Clinton opposes new bill that criminalises adults helping minors travel for an abortion.

25 July 2006

CRE raises concerns about teenage pregnancy targets

Government plans to target girls from black and ethnic minorities in an attempt to reduce teenage pregnancy rates need to be pursued 'sensitively', the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) has said.

21 July 2006

‘Abortion’ affair leads to resignation

A senior adviser to Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, the head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, has resigned after admitting he had an affair that led to an abortion.

14 July 2006

Antenatal diagnosis and human rights

Barbara Hewson, counsel for D, reflects on the implications of D v Ireland.

10 July 2006

Abortion drug could treat depression

A hormone treatment used to induce abortion could provide a rapid-acting treatment for depression, it was claimed at a European conference on neuroscience on 9 July.

7 July 2006

MPs call for abortion law re-think

More than 60 MPs have signed a Commons motion backing a review of abortion time limits.

7 July 2006

Abortion statistics released

The Department of Health has issued its annual bulletin, with statistics for England and Wales 2005.