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Monthly archive: October 2008

27 October 2008

Abortion becomes focus for US bishops

A quarter of America's bishops have said that the most important issue for voters in the forthcoming presidential election is abortion, reports The Tablet.

23 October 2008

Comment: A shocking betrayal of women’s rights

Ann Furedi, Chief Executive of BPAS, slams the UK government’s refusal to allow a free vote on abortion in Parliament.

23 October 2008

MPs support HFE Bill

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill has cleared its Commons stages after a row about the lack of debate on reforming abortion laws.

22 October 2008

Anger at government block on abortion debate

The UK government has introduced a motion that will effectively block the first Commons debate with the power to change the abortion law for 18 years.

22 October 2008

GPs to get extra ‘points’ for encouraging LARCS

New sexual health indicators will promote use of ‘fit and forget’ methods of long-acting reversible contraception.

21 October 2008

Comment: It’s time to ditch the two-doctors rule

Sally Sheldon explains why she and 84 other academics have launched a campaign to reform Britain’s abortion law.

20 October 2008

Parliament to debate abortion law

The delayed Report Stage of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill has been scheduled for Wednesday 22nd October. MPs will debate and vote on several proposed amendments to abortion law from both pro-choice and anti-abortion MPs.

19 October 2008

Northern Ireland: Abortion Act provokes rallies

Pro-choice and anti-abortion campaigners have been holding rallies in support of, and in opposition to, an attempt to change the law on abortion, ahead of the Parliamentary debate on Wednesday.

17 October 2008

Academics call to modernise abortion law

Britain’s 40-year-old abortion law flouts the legal principles that underpin modern medical practice, 85 academic lawyers and ethicists say today in a letter to The Times (London).

17 October 2008

Spain: Women on Waves sparks protests

A flotilla of anti-abortion campaigners last night threatened to prevent a Dutch “abortion ship” from docking in the Spanish port of Valencia.