Monthly archive: October 2006
31 October 2006The mental health ‘risks’ of abortion
Ellie Lee examines the basis for claims in the Times (London) that ‘abortion exposes women to higher risk of depression’.
30 October 2006Doctors’ letter sparks debate over abortion and mental health
In a letter to The Times (London) on 27 October, 15 senior obstetricians and psychiatrists claimed that women who have abortions are risking depression and other mental illness and should be told of the dangers.
27 October 2006Nicaragua bans abortions
Nicaragua on 26 October approved a sweeping new law banning abortions - even in cases where the mother's life is at risk.
18 October 2006Abortion and breast cancer
A study published in the International Journal of Cancer has found that abortion does not affect the risk of breast cancer.
18 October 2006Tory MP pursues abortion restrictions
Tory MP Nadine Dorries has resigned from a Parliamentary select committee to work on reducing the time-limit on abortion.
16 October 2006Magazine launches pro-choice petition
As the South Dakota vote on abortion approaches, Ms magazine publishes 5000 names.
11 October 2006UK government profiles the state of the nation’s health
The UK government on 10 October published Health Challenge England: Next Steps for Choosing Health, and Health Profile of England, mapping out the public health records within the country.
9 October 2006Science, smiling fetuses, and the abortion debate
The notion that 4-D images provide an argument against abortion is based more on emotion than science. Comment by Ellie Lee.
4 October 2006Misconceptions over ‘walking’ fetuses
Sophisticated ultrasound scans that show fetuses as early as 12 weeks appearing to 'walk' in the womb have had a dangerous impact on the public debate over abortion, leading doctors and scientists have said.