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Monthly archive: January 2009

30 January 2009

Have American teenagers gone wild?

An interesting article in the New York Times explores 'The Myth of Rampant Teenage Promiscuity'.

30 January 2009

Daily Mail loses in Ivereigh libel case

A former spokesman for the Catholic church has won £30,000 libel damages after claiming he was "unfairly trashed" by an article accusing him of being a hypocrite over abortion.

26 January 2009

Obama repeals ‘global gag rule’

The US President has lifted a ban on federal funding for foreign family planning agencies that promote or give information about abortion.

26 January 2009

ACOG urges wider availability of misoprostol internationally

According to a new Committee Opinion, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists supports the increased availability and use of misoprostol as a first-line method for providing immediate post-abortion care services and reducing maternal mortality.

25 January 2009

Teachers asked for advice about abortion

A poll carried out for Teachers TV finds that teachers think information about abortion should be given in school.

25 January 2009

The psychological effects of abortion

An article in the Nursing Times explores some of the main themes arising from studies on the psychological impact.

22 January 2009

PCTs and BPAS pioneer early abortion services in GP surgeries

In order to help provide local women with the most accessible abortion care at early stages, some Primary Care Trusts have invited BPAS to provide early abortion services from appropriate GP premises.

15 January 2009

European Parliament resolves to support reproductive rights

The European Parliament on 14 January approved a motion supporting a Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs report on the situation of fundamental rights in the European Union 2004-2008.

13 January 2009

UK: Case of conjoined twins

A woman pregnant with a rare type of conjoined twins has pledged not to have an abortion, despite doctors giving the twins only a 20 per cent chance of survival.

9 January 2009

Catholic hospital in contraceptive row

The Charity Commission has criticised a Catholic hospital charity for the way it dealt with the consequences of its decision to sublet part of its premises to GPs who prescribe contraceptives.