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Monthly archive: March 2008

31 March 2008

USA: Treatment of early pregnancy failure

This study compares quality of life and acceptability of medical versus surgical treatment of early pregnancy failure.

31 March 2008

Rabbis back fertility bill

Jewish leaders from across the religious spectrum have united in their support of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, the Jewish Chronicle reports.

29 March 2008

BPAS conference: The Future of Abortion

The Future of Abortion: Controversies and Care is a major international conference on the latest abortion and contraception policy and best practice issues, held at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster, Central London, 25-26 June 2008.

28 March 2008

DUP leader seeks Prime Minister’s assurance on abortion

Ian Paisley has asked Gordon Brown for an assurance that the embryo research bill is not 'a back door way to introduce abortion to NI'.

27 March 2008

Prime Minister gives free vote compromise

Gordon Brown has said that Labour MPs will get a free vote on three aspects of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill.

27 March 2008

USA: Genomic medicine in prenatal diagnosis

This article reviews established and newer prenatal diagnostic techniques.

27 March 2008

USA: Outcomes of smallpox vaccine in pregnant women

When the United States implemented civilian and military smallpox vaccination programs in 2003, the National Smallpox Vaccine in Pregnancy Registry was established to better evaluate outcomes after the inadvertent vaccination of pregnant women.

24 March 2008

Abortion is at ‘industrial level’, claims Tory MP

Mark Pritchard, who sits on the all-party Pro-life group in Parliament, says that the statistics on multiple terminations are 'shocking and disturbing'.

12 March 2008

Catholic church battles HFE bill

The Vatican has included the destruction of embryos on a new list of mortal sins - at a time when the Catholic Church in England and Wales is campaigning against controversial new legislation in this area.

12 March 2008

Academics urge free vote on HFE bill

On 7 March, more than 100 academics signed a letter to the Times (London) arguing that 'votes on controversial bioethical issues should not be whipped'.