Monthly archive: January 2014
31 January 2014UK: Cheaper IVF treatment offered to British women
A ‘no-frills’ IVF treatment costing under £1,000 should be available to British women within weeks, the Daily Mail reports.
27 January 2014UK: Online abortion pills
The Daily Mirror's scare story about 'internet gangs' selling 'deadly abortion pills to desperate teen girls' needs a bit of balancing.
23 January 2014January digest: Bad news stories
This has so far been the year of bad news about abortion. But the striking thing is how these stories illustrate the widespread confusion, among those working in policy and the media, about what the abortion law does, how the abortion service works, and - above all - how abortion should be regulated.
23 January 2014UK: Regulating ‘good faith’
The aim of the government’s consultation on the regulation of abortion clinics seems to be a tightening, not a lightening, of the rules. By Jennie Bristow, editor, Reproductive Review.
23 January 2014UK: Ethics of home birth questioned
The authors of a paper published in the Journal of Medical Ethics argue that the 'avoidable, foreseeable disability' that could be caused, in particular by delays in access to emergency care for new-borns, should 'weigh heavily' on parents’ decision about whether to give birth at home.
23 January 2014UK: Women denied fertility treatment because of ‘unfair’ rules
Most clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) will not fund treatments for women if their partners smoke, are obese, drink too much or have children from a previous relationship, warns a report by the National Infertility Awareness Campaign.
20 January 2014The Times – leading in two directions on abortion
What does the Times (London) think about abortion? It clearly depends on who is writing the editorials on the day.
20 January 2014France: Proposed equality law includes abortion, paternity leave and child beauty pageants
The French parliament has been asked to approve a wide-ranging bill enforcing equality for women in their personal and professional lives.
15 January 2014Q&A – Sex ratios and abortion
What is the basis for the Independent's extraordinary claim that the ‘commonplace’ practice of sex selection abortion has led to ‘between 1,400 and 4,700’ missing girls in Britain?
15 January 2014BPAS to appeal ‘out of proportion’ fine from Information Commissioner’s Office
Ann Furedi, the charity's chief executive, said: 'We accept that no hacker should have been able to steal our data, but it is appalling that a hacker who acted on the basis of his opposition to abortion should see his actions rewarded in this way.'