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Monthly archive: December 2007

17 December 2007

What’s so bad about abortion?

Abigail Fitzgibbon, BPAS Press and Public Policy Officer, reports on a recent debate for Parliamentarians and the public in the Palace of Westminster.

17 December 2007

Beware the pro-lifers’ ‘middle ground’

Sharmini Brookes, an attendee at the debate ‘What’s so bad about abortion?’, found herself incensed by the anti-abortion lobby’s twisted conception of ‘choice’.

13 December 2007

Contraceptive pill may become more widely available

Health minister Lord Darzi has said that a pilot scheme will look at pharmacists offering the contraceptive pill.

13 December 2007

USA: Pharmacists’ experiences of emergency contraception

This study set out to assess pharmacists' perception of their role in dispensing emergency contraception (EC) in San Francisco.

3 December 2007

Government responds to STC report

On 29 November 2007, the UK Government published its response to the report of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on Scientific Developments Relating to the Abortion Act 1967.

2 December 2007

USA: Worldwide abortion trends

This article presents new worldwide estimates of abortion rates and trends and discuss their implications for policies and programmes to reduce unintended pregnancy and unsafe abortion and to increase access to safe abortion.

2 December 2007

USA: Abortion statistics, 2004

This report summarises and describes data voluntarily reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding legal induced abortions obtained in the United States in 2004.

1 December 2007

USA: Toxic shock and medical abortion

This study's objective was to understand better the risk of fatal toxic shock caused by Clostridium sordellii in women who had a recent medical abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol.