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Monthly archive: May 2012

31 May 2012

UK: Doctors warn of consequences of CQC inspections

Recent inspections of abortion clinics by the Care Quality Commission could be used by politically motivated groups and 'recruited into an orchestrated approach to restrict abortion', the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has privately warned the NHS's medical director.

31 May 2012

Commentary: The ‘gendercide’ crusade

Two US articles critically challenge the anti-abortion movement’s attempt to restrict women's choice by fuelling scares about 'sex selection' abortions.

29 May 2012

UK: BPAS comments on national abortion statistics

'There is no “right” number of abortions above and beyond ensuring that every woman who needs to end an unwanted pregnancy can do so, and that obstacles are not put in the way of her accessing supportive services as quickly as possible.'

29 May 2012

Understanding abortion statistics

A bpas briefing produced by Abortion Review.

28 May 2012

Myths and Misconceptions about the British Abortion Law

A meeting about recent events and debates, organised by Pro Choice Forum in London on 27 June 2012.

25 May 2012

Netherlands: Anaesthesia for evacuation of incomplete miscarriage

The study's objectives were to assess the effects of general anaesthesia, sedation or analgesia, regional or paracervical block anaesthetic techniques, or differing regimens of these, for surgical evacuation of incomplete miscarriage. From Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

24 May 2012

USA: Gallup poll on abortion attitudes

According to a recent poll, four out of ten Americans identify themselves as 'pro-choice' on abortion, the lowest proportion in almost two decades.

24 May 2012

UK: Marie Stopes Director asks whether it’s time to change the law on terminations

Dina Rickman of the Huffington Post UK talks to Tracy McNeill, as BBC Radio 5 broadcast a live two-hour show from one of their clinics.

17 May 2012

Event: Debating the gap between policy and practice

The BPAS conference ‘Pills in Practice’, held at London’s Royal Society of Medicine on 11 May 2012, brought together renowned speakers from Britain, Europe and America to discuss how abortion and contraception policy can best meet the needs of women in the 21st century.