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Monthly archive: August 2008

29 August 2008

Mexico City: Abortion law upheld

The Supreme Court upheld Mexico City’s abortion law by an 8-to-3 vote on 28 August, allowing unrestricted abortions during the first trimester of pregnancy.

28 August 2008

Australia: Abortion law to be modernised in Victoria

Legislation to remove abortion from the Crimes Act has been introduced into State Parliament by Women’s Affairs Minister Maxine Morand.

28 August 2008

Free fetal DNA: Testing the waters

A debate organised by Progress Educational Trust at the Royal Society of Medicine, London, on 23 September 2008.

25 August 2008

Mexico: Supreme Court to rule on legal abortion

Over a year after abortion was decriminalised in Mexico City, abortion opponents hope the highest court will reverse the legislation.

23 August 2008

USA: New conscientious objection rules may threaten contraception provision

The Bush administration has proposed stronger protections for health-care workers who refuse to participate in abortions.

20 August 2008

Comment: The reality of abortion

We can reject the flawed claims that abortions threaten the mental health of women who choose to have them. By Melissa McEwan in The Guardian.

18 August 2008

American Psychological Association reports on abortion

A major study from an influential American body finds abortion does not cause women to have mental health problems.

18 August 2008

APA study will ‘hinder’ campaign to tighten UK law

This authoritative study will undermine certain amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, reports Mark Henderson, Science Editor of the Times (London).

5 August 2008

India: Law faces test case

A court in the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay) has rejected a couple's plea to abort their 25-week fetus.

5 August 2008

Review Northern Ireland law, says UN Committee

The UN Committee on the Elimination for Discrimination Against Women has repeated its call for a review of NI's abortion law through public consultation.