Monthly archive: September 2013
26 September 2013USA: Post-fertilisation contraception on the horizon
A contraceptive tablet that acts like the morning-after pill but could be taken up to a month after sex is probably scientifically possible and would be welcomed by women, scientists have said.
23 September 2013Pope attempts to clarify stance on moral issues
Pope Francis has said the Catholic Church is too focused on preaching about abortion, gay people and contraception and needs to become more merciful: but has also condemned abortion as the product of a ‘throwaway culture’.
17 September 2013You can’t be pro-choice only when you like the choice
Ann Furedi, chief executive of British Pregnancy Advisory Service, explains the dangers of clamping down on ‘sex-selection abortions’.
12 September 2013UK: Women diagnosed with fetal anomaly ‘denied surgical abortions’
Women who terminate their pregnancies after a diagnosis of fetal anomaly should not be forced to go through labour, the ARC/BPAS conference on 9 September heard.
12 September 2013A Statement on Later Abortion
A number of key US pro-choice organisations have issued a statement affirming their support for women's ability to access abortions in the second or third trimester, and the providers who care for them.
11 September 2013The Politics of Motherhood
BPAS fringe events at the Labour and Conservative party conferences.
11 September 2013UK: Responses to CPS decision reveal continued confusion over the law
Some excellent legal commentaries and press statements have had to vie with demands that the Crown Prosecution Service deliberately misinterpret the Abortion Act.
11 September 2013UK: Government adviser calls for poor women to be coerced into contraception
Mothers in some large problem families should be taken to the doctors for advice about contraception to stop them having children, Louise Casey, the head of the government's troubled families programme, has said.
11 September 2013UK: Baby weight charts skewed to promote breastfeeding
Hundreds of thousands of children are misleadingly classed as fat under official measures of growth, experts say.
11 September 2013UK: Biological clock warnings in the news again
Most women’s fertility begins to decline sharply in their mid-thirties but a growing number are waiting until a later stage in order to focus on a career or save money, experts from Newcastle University said.