An update on issues relating to abortion,
produced for bpas
UK news
  6 February 2013

UK: Documentary attempts to clarify the abortion law

Monday's Panorama programme confused more than it clarified. Read on...

  15 January 2013

UK: Irish medical students join abortion externship scheme

Two Irish medical students have applied for a course offering training in abortion care at a BPAS clinic in London, the Irish Examiner reports. Read on...

  28 December 2012

UK: Dedicated NHS service recommended for women with a suspected miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy

The NHS should consider setting up dedicated services for pregnant women who may have an ectopic pregnancy or who experience pain or bleeding before 13 weeks gestation, according to a new guideline published in December by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) on the diagnosis and management of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage in early pregnancy. Read on...

24 December 2012

UK: Cross-party inquiry into unplanned pregnancy publishes findings

The report of the Amber Rudd inquiry places particular emphasis on sex and relationships education in schools. Read on...
  19 December 2012

UK: Row over ‘compulsory abortion’ suggestion

A UKIP candidate who called for an NHS review to look at compulsory abortion of fetuses with Down's syndrome or spina bifida has been suspended, BBC News Online reports. Read on...

  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. Read on...

  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. Read on...

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