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Monthly archive: November 2009

30 November 2009

Italy: Government blocks ‘abortion pill’

The centre-right government of Silvio Berlusconi has blocked availability in Italy of early medical abortion, which is vehemently opposed by the Vatican and the Catholic Church.

27 November 2009

MSI leads discussion on using family planning to combat climate change

Press release from Marie Stopes International, 27 November 2009.

18 November 2009

UK: Women’s preferences for method of abortion and management of miscarriage

From Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care.

16 November 2009

MSI launches tool to calculate the effect of its programmes in 42 countries

Press release from Marie Stopes International, 16 November 2009.

12 November 2009

Northern Ireland: Figures show number of abortions

Official statistics released in response to an assembly question asked by SDLP MLA Pat Ramsey revealed that 92 women had pregnancy terminations in 2008.

11 November 2009

AR update, 11 November 2009

Speeches from the Battle for Reproductive Choice; Later motherhood results in rise in Down's Syndrome pregnancies; UK government ordered to publish late abortion statistics, and more...

10 November 2009

USA: Abortion in adolescents - epidemiology, confidentiality, and methods

From Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

10 November 2009

USA: Health bill passed by House of Representatives

US President Barack Obama said he was 'absolutely confident' the Senate would pass its own version, and that healthcare reforms would become law by the end of the year.

9 November 2009

New Zealand: Reactions to abortion and subsequent mental health

From The British Journal of Psychiatry.

8 November 2009

Abortion and fertility treatment: Whose right to choose?

Commentary by Ann Furedi, chief executive of BPAS.