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31 July 2014

What do young people in Britain really think about abortion?

Polls can tell us something about attitudes, and statistics can tell is something about behaviour. But they can’t tell us everything we want to know. Jennie Bristow reviews the surveys.


23 June 2014

USA: The new challenges to the prochoice movement

The anti-choice movement has shifted its focus from making abortion illegal to making it inaccessible. Abortion remains legal in all 50 states - but a woman’s access is now largely dependent on where she lives, writes Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the U.S. National Abortion Federation.

28 July 2014

UK: Charities intervene in court case to defend pregnant women’s freedom

An unprecedented hearing to decide whether a child whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy should receive compensation could criminalise pregnant women's behaviour, claim BPAS and Birthrights.

28 July 2014

UK: Contraceptive needs of new mothers

A quarter of new mothers resume sex by 6 weeks, research by British Pregnancy Advisory Service shows.

25 July 2014

UK: IVF accused of contributing to ‘bloated carbon footprint’

Ethics lecturers say single women and same sex couples should be advised to adopt and refused fertility treatment in a bid to save the planet.

22 July 2014

UK: Couples travel for IVF

Some British couples are having IVF treatment in America to select the sex of their child, an IVF doctor has said; and more choose to have a girl than a boy.

17 July 2014

UK: Average age of motherhood reaches 30 for first time

New data from the Office for National Statistics indicates the continued trend towards older motherhood, and a fall in the birth rate.

14 July 2014

The campaign against mythical sex-selective abortion

What we can learn from America. By Jennie Bristow, editor, Reproductive Review.

14 July 2014

The CO debate: ‘Conscientious Objection’ is still dishonourable disobedience

An article by Joyce Arthur and Christian Fiala arguing 'Why We Need to Ban "Conscientious Objection" in Reproductive Health Care' provoked much discussion. Here, Arthur and Fiala respond to their critics.

14 July 2014

UK: Wales lags behind on antenatal screening

A new screening test for Down's syndrome is still not available across the Welsh NHS, six years after guidelines said it should be, BBC News Online reports.

11 July 2014

Poland: Doctor dismissed for refusing abortion

A Polish doctor who refused on faith grounds to perform an abortion on a woman has been dismissed, Warsaw's mayor says.

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