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Monthly archive: December 2009

28 December 2009

USA: Senate passes healthcare reform bill

President Obama's signature policy reaches the next stage.

22 December 2009

AR update, 22 December 2009

Abortion, mental health, and the limits of science; Ireland: Illegal abortion sends the problem abroad; Irish women take abortion law to court.

21 December 2009

‘After the hype, Copenhagen provides cold reminder of political reality’

Leo Bryant, Advocacy Manager for Marie Stopes International, blogs about his experience of discussing family planning at the Copenhagen climate change conference.

18 December 2009

Abortion, mental health, and the limits of science

The debate about whether abortion causes depression should not be left to medical experts to resolve. Commentary by Jennie Bristow.

18 December 2009

Spain: Abortion bill progresses

Lawmakers voted to ease Spain's abortion law on 17 December, approving a bill to allow the procedure without restrictions up to 14 weeks, AP reports.

15 December 2009

Northern Ireland: Judge orders reconsideration of abortion guidance

The Department of Health in Northern Ireland has failed in a legal bid to stop the complete withdrawal of government guidelines on abortion.

14 December 2009

UK: Scheme allows pharmacies to provide contraceptive pills over the counter

An NHS pilot scheme is providing the contraceptive pill to teenage girls without prescription in pharmacies.

11 December 2009

Italy: ‘Abortion pill’ approved for use

The sale of RU486 has been given final approval in Italy, despite protests from the Vatican and the government in the Catholic country, BBC News Online reports.

10 December 2009

Ireland: Illegal abortion sends the problem abroad

Commentary by Ann Furedi, chief executive of BPAS.

9 December 2009

USA: Abortion surveillance, 2006

From MMWR Surveillance Summaries.