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Monthly archive: November 2012

29 November 2012

Comment: Savita Halappanavar’s death, and Ireland’s law

In time, we will come to have a legally authoritative account of events surrounding this tragedy. For the moment, two different kinds of explanation for the non-performance of the termination seem possible, writes Ruth Fletcher, senior lecturer in law at Keele University.

29 November 2012

UK: Calls for more awarenss about tokophobia

A debilitating phobia of pregnancy and childbirth left an already bereaved mother with no choice other than to abort her second baby, writes Sara C. Nelson on the Huffington Post UK.

29 November 2012

UK: Maverick MP flies back from the jungle

Nadine Dorries will not be reinstated as a Tory MP unless she apologises for taking part in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, it emerged on 27 November.

28 November 2012

USA: The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics

The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics, a new documentary-style film produced by Catholics for Choice, sets the record straight about Catholic social teaching on issues related to sex and sexuality.

28 November 2012

UK: Stillbirth rates criticised

A quarter of stillbirths could be avoided each year if the NHS had a clearer prevention strategy, an investigation by the Times (London) claims.

22 November 2012

Comment: Abortion - why does Maria Miller prefer emotions over facts?

The Women and Equalities Minister, has spoken out about the abortion limit again and her comments have rightly been labelled ‘bizarre’ and ‘offensive’ to women, writes Emma Barnett in the Daily Telegraph.

21 November 2012

Ireland: Inquiry begins into death of Savita Halappanavar

Professor Sabarantnam Arulkumaran, a London-based expert on obstetrics and gynaecology is to head the Irish health service inquiry.

19 November 2012

Ireland: Savita Halappanavar tragedy sparks public protests

Thousands of people have attended rallies in the Republic of Ireland in memory of Savita Halappanavar, calling for changes to Irish abortion law.

19 November 2012

Richard Branson: ‘The day we were arrested for selling condoms in Dublin’

Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, reflects on the 'outdated' abortion laws in Ireland.

18 November 2012

Event report: Unwanted pregnancy – a fact of life

Jennie Bristow reports from the 2012 Congress of FIAPAC (International Federation of Abortion and Contraception Professionals), held in Edinburgh on 19-20 October 2012.