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Monthly archive: July 2008

25 July 2008

Catholics ignore contraceptive ban, survey finds

The Vatican teaching that prohibits the use of contraceptives is ignored by nearly all practising Catholics, according to The Tablet.

23 July 2008

Extend Abortion Act to Northern Ireland, say MPs

MPs have tabled an amendment to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill to give women in Northern Ireland the same abortion rights as in Britain.

20 July 2008

The Future of Abortion: Controversies and Care

Summary of the BPAS conference held in central London, 25-26 June 2008.

18 July 2008

Nurse cautioned for misoprostol error

A nurse who gave a medical abortion to a patient who had come for a consultation has been cautioned.

11 July 2008

Parliamentary debate on abortion law put back until Autumn

The third reading of the controversial Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill has been delayed for three months.

11 July 2008

Abortion restrictions turn women to the Web

Some women in countries where abortion is restricted are using the internet to buy medication enabling them to abort a pregnancy at home, the BBC reports.

9 July 2008

Parliamentary debate on modernising the 1967 Abortion Act

As the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill reaches Report Stage, a cross-party group of MPs proposes ending the two-doctor rule, expanding the role of nurses, and permitting home use of misoprostol in EMA.

2 July 2008

Comment: Beyond the dogma - the real abortion debate

Dolan Cummings, editor of Culture Wars, reports on the debate 'What’s so bad about abortion?' at the BPAS conference in June.

1 July 2008

USA: A psychosocial profile of adolescent abortion patients

This study examined the psychosocial problems of a sample of adolescent women who presented for a pregnancy termination appointment at a family planning clinic located in the southeastern region of the United States.

1 July 2008

UK: Literature on medical abortion

This literature review aims to supplement guidelines by providing an overview of recent evidence relevant to medical termination of pregnancy.