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Monthly archive: June 2008

27 June 2008

Iran: Attitudes towards prenatal screening

This study was conducted to find out the attitudes of Iranian scholars towards prenatal screening and counselling with respect to ethical issues.

27 June 2008

The Future of Abortion

Opening the BPAS conference in London on 25 June, Public Health Minister Dawn Primarolo announced a new allocation of £6 million towards sexual health provision in further education sites over three years.

27 June 2008

Romania: Child rape victim to be permitted abortion

An 11-year-old Romanian girl who is 21 weeks pregnant after being raped by an uncle will be able to have an abortion, even though it is forbidden by law, the BBC reports.

22 June 2008

Abortion statistics: behind the headlines

Abortion has risen, but in line with demographic trends. And there's even been a drop in the number of teenage pregnancies. By Ann Furedi, Chief Executive of BPAS.

22 June 2008

Anti-abortion campaigns ‘encourage terminations’

Campaigns to bring down the abortion time limit may have encouraged more women to have terminations, the Sunday Telegraph reports.

20 June 2008

England and Wales: Abortion statistics 2007

The most recent abortion statistics show an overall rise of 2.5%, and an increase in the abortion rate for under-18s.

12 June 2008

Fetal pain and the politicisation of science

Attempting to resolve the question of abortion through debates about fetal pain is damaging for both science and politics, argues Dr Stuart Derbyshire.

12 June 2008

Q&A: Late abortion

BPAS’ Medical Director Patricia Lohr examines developments and discussions in abortion provision.

12 June 2008

New Zealand: Judge rules that abortion law is too liberal

In a review of the workings of the Abortion Supervisory Committee, initiated by Right To Life New Zealand, Justice Forrest Miller said there was a reason to doubt the lawfulness of many abortions.

12 June 2008

Northern Ireland: Claims made about abortion ‘bribe’

Rebel Labour MPs in London say the DUP was given a guarantee that abortion won't be introduced in the North in return for votes on contentious new anti-terrorist powers.