17 May 2013UK: Time-lapse imaging raises IVF possibilities
Time-lapse imaging which takes thousands of pictures of developing embryos can boost the success rate of IVF, according to British research.
17 March 2013Event: Abortion, motherhood and the medical profession
This joint BPAS/Royal Society of Medicine conference, on 12 June in London, will address the impact of new developments in pregnancy testing for abortion care, miscarriage, fertility treatment and ectopic pregnancy; the role of fetal imaging in discussions about abortion and the regulation of pregnancy; the impact of policy debates about information, counselling and the abortion law; and the generational experiences of doctors working within the abortion service.
16 May 2013US: Kermit Gosnell found guilty of three murders
A Philadelphia doctor has been convicted of the first-degree murders of three babies delivered and killed with scissors in late-term abortions, BBC News Online reports.
15 May 2013UK: Health and Safety Executive examines Savita case
An Irish health service team reviewing the case of Savita Halappanavar, the woman who died after a miscarriage, is to meet her widower's representatives.
13 May 2013UK: Anger at proposals to test pregnant women for smoking
Mothers and midwives have reacted against guidelines that will pressure all pregnant women to take breath tests to check if they have told the truth about smoking.
3 May 2013Ireland: Government publishes draft legislation
A controversial abortion bill in the Republic of Ireland does not amount to a change in the law, the Irish prime minister has said.
26 April 2013Remaking the case for a woman’s right to choose
Writing on spiked, BPAS chief executive Ann Furedi argues that in replacing the ideal of reproductive choice with ‘reproductive justice’, feminists underestimate women’s capacity for autonomy.
26 April 2013Comment: There is no magic word: why we are and must remain ‘pro-choice’
Both choice and reproductive justice have a place in our battle for women’s autonomy. But one cannot take the place of the other, writes Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, on RH Reality Check.
24 April 2013Scotland: Conscientious objection ruling
Two Roman Catholic midwives have won the right to refuse to help with any abortion procedures or planning after an appeal court ruling in Scotland.
24 April 2013Comment: Savita case exposes the cruelty of Irish law
It's time to face down the Irish Constitution and its bizarre elevation of 'fetal rights' over women's rights, writes Barbara Hewson on spiked.
23 April 2013Comment: Would you abort a disabled child?
I didn't know about my son's autism in the womb, but society's focus should be on making life better for those with disabilities, writes Kristina Chew in the Guardian.