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Monthly archive: June 2011

29 June 2011

bpas briefing: Abortion Providers and Pregnancy Advice

This briefing intends to address some of the principal concerns raised by the Dorries/Field amendments to the Health and Social Care Bill, so that debate around this issue is properly informed.

29 June 2011

UK: Controversy over pregnancy counselling

Charities that provide abortions could be stripped of their ability also to counsel women, under plans being considered by the government.

29 June 2011

Pregnancy counselling in Britain: a review of the literature

By Dr Ellie Lee, author of Abortion, Motherhood and Mental Health.

29 June 2011

UK: Doctors reject abortion time limit reduction

Doctors have rejected calls for the British Medical Association to start campaigning for a cut in the legal time limit for abortion from 24 to 20 weeks.

22 June 2011

Abortion and the over-forties: Why we shouldn’t be shocked

Commentary by Jennie Bristow, editor of Abortion Review.

13 June 2011

UK: Christian disciplined in abortion leaflet row

The Daily Telegraph reports on the case of a mental health worker who 'felt that the NHS was failing to give patients information about the risks and other options to terminating a pregnancy'.

9 June 2011

UK: Concerns over restrictions on NHS-funded fertility treatment

More than 70 per cent of NHS trusts and care providers are ignoring official guidance on offering infertile couples three chances at IVF, according to a report by an all-party group of MPs.

1 June 2011

A funny thing happened on the way to the forum

Giving Life a seat on the Sexual Health Forum is a bit like including Jehovah’s Witnesses on a panel to discuss blood-transfusion services, writes Ann Furedi, chief executive of bpas.