Monthly archive: July 2008
25 July 2008Catholics 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 2008Extend 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 2008The Future of Abortion: Controversies and Care
Summary of the BPAS conference held in central London, 25-26 June 2008.
18 July 2008Nurse 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 2008Parliamentary 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 2008Abortion 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 2008Parliamentary 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 2008Comment: 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 2008USA: 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 2008UK: Literature on medical abortion
This literature review aims to supplement guidelines by providing an overview of recent evidence relevant to medical termination of pregnancy.