Monthly archive: August 2007
29 August 2007Voice for Choice calls for abortion law reform
Pro-choice campaigners plan to use the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act to urge legal change to restrictions on abortion in Britain.
28 August 2007Welsh Assembly lauches consultation on sexual health services
New guidelines have been drawn up to improve women's access to abortion.
21 August 2007Lawyers playing Doctor
The US Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act is a blow for women's autonomy and clinical judgement, writes Stuart Derbyshire.
21 August 2007UN publishes world abortion information
World Abortion Policies 2007 provides up-to-date information on the legal status of induced abortion for the 195 Member and non-Member States of the United Nations.
20 August 2007USA: Medical abortion and subsequent pregnancy outcomes
A study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds no evidence that a previous medical abortion, as compared with a previous surgical abortion, increases the risk of spontaneous abortion, ectopic pregnancy, preterm birth, or low birth weight.
20 August 2007Australia: Changes proposed to abortion law
The Premier of the state of Victoria, the honourable John Brumby, has moved to decriminalise abortion.
18 August 2007Concerns raised over E-care records
Some doctors argue that more proof is needed that electronic personal health records are safe and effective.
7 August 2007Event: What’s So Bad About Abortion?
Hosted by the NY Salon and the New York Society for Ethical Culture on 9 August. Speakers are: Donna Crane, NARAL Pro-Choice America; Ann Furedi, bpas; Kirsten Moore, Reproductive Health Technologies Project; and Vicki Saporta, National Abortion Federation.
7 August 2007People don’t like condom chat, says charity
Talking about using condoms with a new sexual partner is something people struggle with, regardless of age, claims the fpa.
3 August 2007NHS trust settles abortion claim
An NHS hospital trust has agreed to pay £27,500 compensation to a woman for aborting her unborn baby against her will and ignoring her attempts to withdraw her consent.