Monthly archive: July 2011
29 July 2011UK: Abortion services: the need to include men in care provision
From Nursing Standard.
19 July 2011USA: Panel advises contraception coverage
A leading medical advisory panel has recommended that all insurers be required to cover contraceptives for women free of charge as one of several preventive services under the new health care law, the New York Times reports.
18 July 2011UK: Media debate about the Dorries amendment
Nadine Dorries MP's proposals to strip abortion providers of the ability to provide pregnancy counselling has provoked some interesting commentary in the UK media.
18 July 2011UK: Medical students’ views on providing abortions
A survey published in the Journal of Medical Ethics has found that almost half of medical students believe that doctors should be allowed to refuse to perform any procedure to which they object on moral, cultural or religious grounds.
17 July 2011Russia: New law restricts abortion
President Dmitri A. Medvedev has signed into law the first steps intended to restrict abortion since the collapse of communism, the New York Times reports.
16 July 2011Netherlands: Women’s views on the moral status of nature in prenatal screening decisions
Researchers explored the meaning of appeals to nature among pregnant women to whom a prenatal screening test was offered and the impact of these appeals on their choices regarding the acceptance of screening. From Journal of Medical Ethics.
12 July 2011UK: Rally for abortion rights
Pro-choice groups protested in Westminster, London, against recent attempts to restrict abortion provision.
11 July 2011Spain: Impact of new law on number of abortions reported
A year after Spain brought in a controversial reform of its abortion laws, statistics show a decline in the number of terminations, putting paid to fears from opponents that rates would rocket, the Daily Telegraph reports.
6 July 2011UK: Data on abortions for fetal anomaly released
The government has published detailed data on the number of post-24 week abortions carried out in England and Wales, after the High Court ordered it to do so.
6 July 2011Event: Selective Reproduction, Bioethics, and the Idea of Eugenics
Jennie Bristow reports in BioNews on a thought-provoking seminar.