Monthly archive: February 2007
28 February 2007UK Life League activist loses free speech argument
A 'pro-life' campaigner has failed to have a conviction for sending pictures of aborted fetuses overturned.
14 February 2007USA: Doctors’ judgements about controversial procedures
A study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that many physicians do not consider themselves obligated to disclose information about, or refer patients for, legal but morally controversial medical procedures.
13 February 2007Portugal to legalise abortion
The Portuguese government has pledged to legalise abortion in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, after a clear majority in a referendum voted for that proposal.
13 February 2007Survey shows prevalence of abortion
More than one woman in 10 who is married or in a long-term relationship has had an abortion, according to a survey commissioned by Schering Healthcare.
13 February 2007Abortion clinics banned from Harley Street
Clinics offering abortions and cosmetic surgery have been banned from opening in the UK's most famous medical district.
12 February 2007BMJ asks ‘Where do we draw the line?’
A feature article in the British Medical Journal usefully sums up the political movement around UK abortion law in the run up to the 40th anniversary of the Abortion Act in October 2007.
12 February 2007Forty years on: Why the abortion law still matters
By Ann Furedi, Chief Executive of bpas.
7 February 2007Advance provision of emergency contraception leads to prompter usage, study finds
The results of a survey of women taking part in a trial evaluating methods of access to emergency contraception (EC) suggest that although over 90% consider it to be safe and effective, the convenience of access influences whether it is used promptly.
7 February 2007Drug regulator considers over-the-counter sales of the Pill
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has discussed making the contraceptive pill available without a doctor's prescription.
7 February 2007Post-Christmas abortions: A boozy blip?
Marie Stopes International has said that it performed a record number of UK abortions in January.