Monthly archive: February 2012
27 February 2012Sex selection and the abortion counselling conspiracy
The Daily Telegraph’s allegations about sex selective abortion are part of a shameless attempt to discredit abortion providers and provide a justification for the Department of Health’s reforms to abortion counselling services, argues Jennie Bristow.
23 February 2012A day in the life of a pregnancy options counsellor
By Cath Sutton, BPAS London East.
16 February 2012USA: Abortion law in the internet age
The UK Independent reports on the case of Jennie Linn McCormack, the single mother in Idaho who took the abortion pill and 'is now fighting a landmark prosecution in a conservative state'.
14 February 2012UK: Christians and conservative voters not opposed to abortion, say polls
Recent indications of public opinion, commissioned from different sources, cast doubt on the presumption that voters who identify themselves as Conservative or Christian favour a tightening of the abortion laws.
13 February 2012USA: Compromise announced on contraceptive coverage row
The White House has announced modified plans to require all women to have access to contraception, attempting to stem anger from Catholic leaders, BBC News Online reports.
6 February 2012Event - Abortion in the US: Popularity, Politics and Practice
Carol Sanger, Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, will give the BPAS 2012 Public Lecture in London, 7 March.
6 February 2012UK: A ‘fast-track’ referral service for intrauterine contraception following early medical abortion
This study found that only half the women fast-tracked for intrauterine contraception actually attended and these tended to be women who were pre-existing clients of the family planning clinic. From Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care.
5 February 2012South Africa: Pitfalls of abortion counselling in a secular constitutional order
This paper describes how abortion counselling has historically, in many different contexts, been saturated with questionable assumptions about women and their bodies. From Culture, Health and Sexuality.
3 February 2012USA: The comparative safety of legal induced abortion and childbirth in the United States
This study found that the risk of death associated with childbirth is approximately 14 times higher than that with abortion, and that the overall morbidity associated with childbirth exceeds that with abortion. From Obstetrics and Gynecology.
1 February 2012USA: A cost-effectiveness analysis of surgical versus medical management of early pregnancy loss
From Fertility and Sterility.