Monthly archive: June 2007
27 June 2007BPAS responds to doctors’ vote on abortion
The British Medical Association (BMA) has voted in favour of easing access to abortion in the first trimester.
22 June 2007USA: Vote on contraceptive aid ban
The US House of Representatives has voted to overturn a ban on aid to overseas groups practising abortion.
21 June 2007Abortion debate? Bring it on
The law is out of date and in need of a comprehensive review - and those voting to change it need to be fully informed of the issues, argues bpas chief executive Ann Furedi in the Guardian.
21 June 2007UK: Parliamentary Inquiry into abortion
The Science and Technology Committee has agreed to conduct an inquiry into scientific developments relating to the Abortion Act 1967.
19 June 2007Abortion statistics show small but significant increase
The number of abortions carried out in England and Wales rose by 3.9% to 193,700 in 2006, official statistics show.
18 June 2007USA: The effects of vasopressin injection on uterine artery blood flow during D&E
This study was undertaken to determine whether vasopressin decreases uterine artery blood flow and blood loss in early second-trimester surgical abortions (dilation and evacuation).
16 June 2007Latin America: The use of methotrexate for early medical abortion
The objective of this study was to compare efficacy for four medical abortion regimens used in one clinic setting: (1) misoprostol alone, (2) oral methotrexate + buccal misoprostol, (3) oral methotrexate + vaginal misoprostol, and (4) intramuscular methotrexate + vaginal misoprostol.
15 June 2007Advisory group warns of teenage ‘sexual health crisis’
A report by the Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV claims teenagers are 'defining their lifestyle' through alcohol, drugs and risky sexual behaviour.
15 June 2007MPs gear up for Parliament debate on abortion
Pro and anti-abortion MPs are preparing for the first full Parliament debate for 17 years on the 24 week limit, the BBC reported this week.
15 June 2007Vatican turns on Amnesty International
The Vatican has urged all Catholics to stop donating money to Amnesty International, accusing the human rights group of promoting abortion.