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Monthly archive: April 2011

25 April 2011

Event: Developments and obstacles in abortion services

Jennie Bristow reports on a recent conference at London's Royal Society of Medicine.

25 April 2011

UK: Government loses case over late abortion data

The Department of Health has lost a court battle to keep from publishing some details on statistics for abortions carried out on grounds of fetal anomaly.

25 April 2011

Commentary: ‘Babies are not the only children worth adopting’

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Max Pemberton takes issue with Nadine Dorries MP's 'bizarre claim' that adoption is 'fading out' because of abortion.

22 April 2011

Finland: Attendance at post-abortal follow-up visits

From Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.

20 April 2011

UK: Doctors criticise failure to treat morning sickness

Doctors are failing to treat morning sickness because of the legacy of the thalidomide disaster, The Independent reports.

18 April 2011

Commentary: ‘Beware the anti-abortionists’ tiny steps towards reform’

Writing in the Guardian, Libby Brooks argues that the combination of US-style activism and big society localism poses a real threat to a woman's right to choose.

6 April 2011

UK: Preconception genetic tests to be recommended

The Human Genetic Commission is to call for the wider availability of genetic 'preconception' tests.

6 April 2011

UK: TV wildlife presenter calls for family size limitation

Chris Packham, the presenter of Autumnwatch and Springwatch, has called for parents to have fewer children - saying smaller families should be rewarded with tax breaks.

4 April 2011

Commentary: Attack on abortion is an insult to women

In an incisive column in the Herald (Scotland), Anne Johnstone writes: 'Tory MP Nadine Dorries is touchy about being described as pro-life but she sure ain’t pro choice'.