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Monthly archive: August 2007

29 August 2007

Voice 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 2007

Welsh Assembly lauches consultation on sexual health services

New guidelines have been drawn up to improve women's access to abortion.

21 August 2007

Lawyers playing Doctor

The US Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act is a blow for women's autonomy and clinical judgement, writes Stuart Derbyshire.

21 August 2007

UN 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 2007

USA: 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 2007

Australia: Changes proposed to abortion law

The Premier of the state of Victoria, the honourable John Brumby, has moved to decriminalise abortion.

18 August 2007

Concerns raised over E-care records

Some doctors argue that more proof is needed that electronic personal health records are safe and effective.

7 August 2007

Event: 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 2007

People 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 2007

NHS 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.