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Monthly archive: January 2013

31 January 2013

Abortion for fetal abnormality: We can trust women to make decisions that are right

The inquiry into abortion on the grounds of disability is seeking solutions to problems that don’t exist – and ignoring those problems that do, argues Ann Furedi, chief executive of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service.

31 January 2013

Commentary: What the Spanish abortion law has meant for European women

Dr Carlos Morín, the Barcelona abortion doctor facing a possible sentence of 273 years in prison for practising almost a hundred abortions, has been absolved of all charges. Jennie Bristow discusses the circumstances and broader implications of his trial.

30 January 2013

Event: Finding comfort in darkness

Join professional storyteller Vanessa Woolf and musician Nigel of Bermondsey for an evening of storytelling and open discussion about abortion, control and the human female body and soul, at the Grant Museum of Zoology, London, on Tuesday 5 March at 7.30pm.

28 January 2013

Abortion Review is becoming Reproductive Review

bpas Reproductive Review will continue to report on clinical, political, and cultural developments in abortion, situating them within the range of issues and experiences that affect women over the course of their reproductive lives. The editor, Jennie Bristow, explains why we're rebranding and expanding our focus.

28 January 2013

From Nuvarings to epidurals: What does it mean to be pro-choice?

By Clare Murphy, Director of External Affairs, bpas.

28 January 2013

Can you say breast isn’t (always) best?

‘I've been placed in the same camp as Holocaust deniers and advocates of cold fusion’: US academic Joan Wolf talks to Jennie Bristow about why advocates of the ‘Breast in Best’ message find her book so hard to swallow.

27 January 2013

UK: Whither abortion policy in Britain?

This commentary by Dr Ellie Lee, in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, is accompanied with an audio interview discussing the current situation regarding government policy on abortion in Britain.

24 January 2013

USA: Ethical arguments for and against sperm sorting for non-medical sex selection

From Reproductive Biomedicine Online.

22 January 2013

Essay: The ‘generation war’ over abortion rights

The shift away from 'choice' to 'reproductive justice' will do younger generations of women no favours, argues Jennie Bristow.

22 January 2013

UK: Baby boom reveals problems in maternity care

The NHS is struggling to keep up with the increase in England's birth rate, midwives have warned.