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Monthly archive: July 2013

30 July 2013

Clinical Update: Methods of termination for fetal anomaly

By Dr Richard Lyus, treatment doctor, British Pregnancy Advisory Service.

29 July 2013

Abortion: A medical or moral choice?

Watch a film of this stimulating panel debate, from the Battle of Ideas.

25 July 2013

Diagnoses and Dilemmas

A conference organised by Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC) and British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) to discuss current issues in antenatal testing and its consequences.

18 July 2013

UK: Bruce Inquiry publishes report

The report of the ‘Parliamentary Inquiry into Abortion on the Grounds of Fetal Disabillity’, chaired by the Conservative backbench MP Fiona Bruce, shows much prejudice, and strikingly little compassion.

16 July 2013

USA: Mifepristone-misoprostol dosing interval and effect on induction abortion times

The objective of this systematic review was to examine the effect of the interval between mifepristone and misoprostol administration on induction time (first misoprostol dose to abortion), total procedure time (mifepristone administration to abortion), and safety and efficacy in second-trimester induction abortion (13-24 weeks). From Obstetrics and Gynecology.

15 July 2013

USA: Abortion ban passed in Texas

Texas legislators have passed a contentious bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

13 July 2013

Ireland: Abortion legalised in limited circumstances

Lawmakers in the Republic of Ireland have voted to legalise abortion under certain conditions for the first time.

11 July 2013

July digest: National abortion statistics - commentary and analysis

This month's top stories on Reproductive Review.

11 July 2013

Early abortions, ‘repeat’ abortions, and terminations for fetal anomaly

Jennie Bristow analyses three issues of note in the 2012 national abortion statistics.

11 July 2013

UK: Abortion Statistics 2012

The Department of Health's annual statistics have been released, showing a fall of 2.5% in the number of abortions.