Monthly archive: March 2008
31 March 2008USA: Treatment of early pregnancy failure
This study compares quality of life and acceptability of medical versus surgical treatment of early pregnancy failure.
31 March 2008Rabbis 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 2008BPAS 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 2008DUP 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 2008Prime 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 2008USA: Genomic medicine in prenatal diagnosis
This article reviews established and newer prenatal diagnostic techniques.
27 March 2008USA: 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 2008Abortion 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 2008Catholic 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 2008Academics 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'.