Monthly archive: April 2008
30 April 2008England: The contribution of late abortion to stillbirth rates
The authors note that it is a legal requirement to register late terminations, and this may lead to an overestimation of the true stillbirth rate.
23 April 2008‘Women need 24 weeks for a reason’
The fpa has launched a campaign to retain the legal time limit for abortion.
22 April 2008Sad death of abortion rights champion
Gwyneth Dunwoody, the longest-serving female Member of Parliament, died on 17 April at the age of 77.
21 April 2008Make abortion legal, says Council of Europe
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on 16 April passed a resolution calling for all of its member states to decriminalise abortion.
21 April 2008USA: Gender imbalances in history
This article surveys the causes, consequences and social adjustments of gender-imbalanced populations.
17 April 2008Epicure 2 reveals problems faced by ‘pre-prematurity’ babies
A major study has found no significant improvement in the survival rate for very premature babies over the last 10 years.
16 April 2008USA: Clinton and Obama speak on abortion
The two Democratic rivals for their party's presidential nomination have both affirmed their support for abortion rights.
15 April 2008USA: Improving access to emergency contraception for female adolescents
Summarising the research, Jessica L. Barnack of the University of Wisconsin finds no support for the contention that use of EC leads to sexual risk behaviour among female minors or is associated with lower use of effective contraception.
9 April 2008Abortion in the USA
New from the Guttmacher Institute: concise briefings about US state policies.
3 April 2008US Catholic group sends letter to Parliament
Catholic MPs may, in good conscience, vote to retain current time limit on abortion, says Catholics for Choice.