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Monthly archive: December 2010

23 December 2010

A moral defence of late abortion

Ann Furedi, chief executive of BPAS, urges faltering pro-choice campaigners to rediscover their respect for women's moral autonomy.

23 December 2010

UK: The cost-effectiveness of ulipristal acetate versus levonorgestrel 1.5 mg

The authors conclude that ulipristal acetate (UPA) is a cost-effective alternative to levonorgestrel 1.5 mg (LNG 1.5 mg) for women presenting up to 120 hours after unprotected sexual intercourse (UPSI). From Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care.

23 December 2010

AR update, 23 December 2010

A moral defence of late abortion; European Court rules on A, B, and C v Ireland; Pope issues 'game-changing statement' on condoms; and more ...

17 December 2010

European Court rules on A, B, and C v. Ireland

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Irish abortion laws violated the rights of one of three women who sought terminations in Britain.

17 December 2010

Ireland: Medical Council clarifies position on abortion

The Medical Council in Ireland has clarified the position as contained in its ethics guide following yesterday’s European Court of Human Rights ruling.

16 December 2010

Event: ‘Passport to Parenthood’

Speakers at Progress Educational Trust’s annual conference in London examined the evidence and ethics on cross-border reproductive care. Jennie Bristow reports.

15 December 2010

Finland: Clinical efficacy of mifepristone and misoprostol in second trimester abortion

The aim of this study was to evaluate factors affecting clinical effectiveness of second trimester medical terminations using mifepristone and misoprostol combination. From Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.

10 December 2010

UK: National statistics on fertility trends

The size of the average family seems to be getting smaller, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

10 December 2010

Ireland: European Court to rule on abortion cases

The European Court of Human Rights is due next week to issue a ruling on whether Ireland’s restrictions on abortion violate women’s human rights.

1 December 2010

Norway: Induced abortion: a means of postponing childbirth?

From Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.