Monthly archive: December 2011
21 December 2011UK: The experience of participants in a randomised preference trial of medical versus surgical TOP
From Sociology of Health and Illness.
9 December 2011UK: Systematic review of induced abortion and women’s mental health published
A major review into the mental health outcomes of induced abortion has been published by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AOMRC) today.
9 December 2011Commentary: Abortion is not a mental health problem
A new review of the evidence finds no causal link between abortion and depression. Now can we move the discussion on? By Jennie Bristow.
8 December 2011UK: A Request for Abortion
The New England Journal of Medicine carries a useful comparison of medical and surgical methods of abortion under 9 weeks' gestation.
6 December 2011UK: Morning-after pill offered free by post
BPAS' Christmas campaign to encourage women to order emergency contraception in advance gained front-page coverage in the British press, and caught the attention of the Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley.
6 December 2011Debate: When it comes to abortion, why wait?
Women who choose to terminate a pregnancy have a moral obligation to do it as early as possible, argues William Saletan.
6 December 2011Debate: Abortion: how late is ‘too late’?
Policymakers should butt out of late abortion and trust women to work out what’s in their best interests, argues Ann Furedi.
5 December 2011Inflating the cost of abortion services
In her new blog for Abortion Review, Clare Murphy, BPAS Director of Press and Public Policy, challenges the claim that 'taxpayers spend £30million a year more on abortion than previously thought'.
4 December 2011A Declaration in Support of A Global Campaign for Safe Abortion Access
The following declaration was released on 2 December at the 2011 International Conference on Family Planning in Dakar, Sengal.
1 December 2011Anti-abortion protests
Clare Murphy, Director of Press and Public Policy, discusses the compassion deficit exhibited by protestors outside abortion clinics in Britain.