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Monthly archive: September 2007

28 September 2007

Scotland: Discussion about devolving abortion

First Minister Alex Salmond has backed the idea of setting up of an independent commission to examine abortion laws.

21 September 2007

Review: ‘The Politics of Abortion’

Anne Hendershott's book about pro-choice politics in the USA is 'a frustrating confusion of fantastical observations which misrepresent reality', argues Ann Furedi, chief executive of BPAS.

21 September 2007

Commentary: Amnesty International and the Catholic church

Two interesting articles discuss the reaction to Amnesty's new stance on abortion.

20 September 2007

Event: BPAS 40th anniversary conference

From 25-26 June 2008, BPAS will hold a conference on 'Abortion Care, Abortion Controversies', at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London.

20 September 2007

Event: Progess Educational Trust

On 1 November 2007, Progress Educational Trust presents a London conference titled 'Reproducing Regulation: New laws for fertility treatment and embryo research - will we get it right?'

20 September 2007

France: Acceptability of induced abortion for adolescents

This study investigated the factors affecting the acceptability in France of abortions.

20 September 2007

Anti-abortion poll shows opposition to abortion

A poll carried out on behalf of anti-abortion group Life claims that 'the great majority of women are opposed to attempts to liberalise the law on abortion'.

20 September 2007

Event: Doctors for a Woman’s Choice on Abortion

On Friday 26 October, DWCA will hold a conference to commemorate the passage of the 1967 Abortion Act.

19 September 2007

MPs lobbied over Abortion Act reform

Anti-abortion campaigners have begun targeting MPs to try to win support for reducing the time limit within which women can have a termination from 24 to 13 weeks, reports the Observer.

19 September 2007

UK research shows prevalence of cervical cancer virus

A study by the Health Protection Agency has found that many teenagers are infected with at least one strain of the human papillomavirus (HPV).