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Monthly archive: May 2008

30 May 2008

France: Abortion in the Caribbean

Small island exigencies and a legacy of colonial jurisprudence set the stage for this three-year study in 2001-2003 of abortion practice on several islands of the northeast Caribbean: St. Martin, St. Maarten, Anguilla, Antigua and St Kitts.

28 May 2008

Scotland: Abortion statistics released

Tayside has a higher abortion rate than anywhere else in Scotland, according to the latest official health statistics.

23 May 2008

Obituary: Rupert Walder

The reproductive health advocate Rupert Walder died suddenly of a heart attack in April 2008, aged 42. Ann Furedi pays tribute to her friend and colleague.

22 May 2008

Abortion in Britain: the debate must go on

Ann Furedi, chief executive of BPAS, welcomes British MPs’ defence of the 24-week time limit, but says much more can be done to free up and streamline abortion services.

21 May 2008

Abortion law: Time limit stays at 24 weeks

MPs have voted against proposals to reduce to the abortion time limit to 22 weeks, 20 weeks, 16 weeks, and 12 weeks.

20 May 2008

Time to vote on abortion

MPs are to vote on cutting the abortion time limit on the second day of debates on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill.

20 May 2008

Catholics call on MPs to retain 24-week limit

British Catholics do not agree with the bishops on abortion, argues the US campaign Catholics for Choice.

20 May 2008

Abortion Rights protest: Defend 24 Weeks

The UK campaign Abortion Rights has organised an emergency protest on 20 May as MPs debate and vote on the anti-abortion amendments to the Human Embryology and Fertilisation Bill.

19 May 2008

Comment: MPs must stay out of family planning

Simon Jenkins in the Sunday Times presents a cogent argument why 'MPs should stop meddling in how people choose to plan and protect their families'.

19 May 2008

Harvey Karman has died

Harvey Karman, a psychologist whose invention made abortions simpler, cheaper and less painful, died on 6 May at the age of 84.