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Monthly archive: June 2010

25 June 2010

UK: Important new review on fetal awareness published

There is no new evidence to show fetuses feel pain in the womb before 24 weeks, a report by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has stated.

21 June 2010

AR update, 21 June 2010

Keeping abortion decisions in context; teenagers and 'repeat abortions', government guidelines challenged in Northern Ireland; should women's healthcare needs take priority over doctors' beliefs?; and more ...

18 June 2010

Teenagers and ‘repeat abortions’: contraception is not a magic bullet

Commentary by Lisa Hallgarten, director of Education For Choice.

18 June 2010

UK: Controversy over teenage ‘repeat abortions’

Government data have disclosed that 89 girls aged 17 or under who terminated a pregnancy last year had had at least two abortions previously, the Daily Telegraph reports.

16 June 2010

Norway: Medical abortion at 63 to 90 days of gestation

The study set out to evaluate medical abortion as a treatment alternative for late first-trimester abortions and to evaluate the decrease in beta-hCG after abortion at 63-90 days of gestation. From Obstetrics and Gynecology.

14 June 2010

Keeping abortion decisions in context

Ann Furedi, writing in BioNews, examines the Sunday Times revelation that some assisted conceptions end in abortion.

11 June 2010

UK: Christmas advert revealed

Protestant Churches are joining forces in an advertising campaign that shows a scan of 'baby Jesus in the Virgin Mary’s womb', complete with halo, the Times (London) reports.

8 June 2010

USA: Unborn children as constitutional persons

From Issues in Law and Medicine.

8 June 2010

Should women’s healthcare needs take priority over doctors’ beliefs?

Jennie Bristow, editor of Abortion Review, comments on an important new report on conscience and refusal clauses.

7 June 2010

UK: About eighty IVF pregnancies per year end in abortion

Figures collected by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority show that one per cent of assisted conceptions account for a tiny proportion of all abortions.