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  • British Labour Conference
    a relaxation in the Abortion Law to allow quickie abortions with a single GP s signature Although Scotland has lower per capita abortion rates Health Boards which refuse to undertake abortions after 16 weeks and a vociferous anti abortion lobby it appears unlikely we can have devolved powers to manage abortion in Scotland as we see fit Labour policy is to ensure that abortion is equally promoted and available across

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  • English Docs Refusing to Perform Abortions
    next month shows that in some hospitals all the junior doctors have exercised their right not to perform abortions Nearly a quarter of NHS hospital consultants nationwide said that they could not recruit sufficient doctors to meet the demand The survey of 310 consultants and 226 senior registrars and senior house officers found that although more than two thirds saw abortions as an essential part of training they could not persuade younger colleagues to view it in the same way David Paintin emeritus reader in gynaecology and obstetrics at Imperial College London said the numbers of doctors who objected in the past were so few that it had not been an issue A much wider range of junior doctors are saying that it is something they don t want to do he said They find the idea of abortion distasteful Although overall the NHS funds 73 of abortions across the country the provision varies widely between health authorities Figures from the Office for National Statistics show the abortion rate at its highest for seven years at 13 2 abortions per 1 000 women There were 17 000 abortions conducted in Britain last year A Catholic Church initiative which offers women

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  • UK May Require Painkillers to be Given in Abortions
    fetal pain and plans to hold a meeting with physicians scientists and interest groups The guidelines would address a legal anomaly that protects unborn animals from scientific experimentation but allows abortions and other operations to be performed on human unborn children without pain killers Government guidelines would acknowledge growing scientific concern that a child can feel pain in the last months of pregnancy Research released last week from the University College London said that nervous systems of newborn babies respond to pain differently feeling it longer and more sensitively than adults The new guidelines would recommend that anesthesia be given to 20 or 18 week old unborn children the Telegraph reports Procedures such as utero transfusions late abortions and shunt insertions would fall under the guidelines Last year a report issued by the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology advised hysicians to consider using analgesia and anesthetics in tests or surgery on unborn children older than 24 weeks According to Dr Vivette Glover a pediatrician and expert on the effects of fetal stress I think it is about 20 weeks but I also think we should err on the side of caution and et the limit at 18 weeks But

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/britain3.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Bad looks Lead to Abortions in England
    when she miscarried Doctors said the woman was able to convince her GP that she was preoccupied with the fear that her baby would share the father s characteristics The law in England allows women to obtain an abortion if two doctors agree that there is a risk to the mental or physical health of the mother But at no stage in her requests for the three abortions was it

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  • Abortion Pushed In Northern Ireland
    any ad which was likely to stir up a contentious public debate Citybeat station manager Simon Walker said his station had referred the advertisement to the radio advertising watchdog the RACC which advised them to drop it Mr Walker said We run the risk of incurring a fine from the watchdog if we run politically sensitive advertising Precious Life is campaigning against any move to extend the 1967 Abortion Act to Northern Ireland The House of Lords voted last year against transferring policy to the Assembly which means the Act could be extended even after devolution There have been repeated calls from the Labour Party and an all party parliamentary group to extend British laws which allows abortions up to 24 weeks to the province Precious Life hope the adverts and 60 000 glossy leaflets will mobilise public opinion against the move The group declined to say how much the campaign was costing but said We are spending thousands of pounds and all the money is from public donations One Ulster donor had given enough to buy 20 billboard spaces in one go a cost of around 4 000 Spokeswoman Bernie Smyth said The Labour Party are fiercely pro abortion

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  • Russia Finally Seeing Reduction in Abortions
    in 1997 And since legal abortions account for about one third of maternal deaths that number has fallen from 70 per 100 000 births in 1993 to 50 per 100 000 in 1998 Despite progress in decreasing the abortion rate the government s efforts have been hampered by Russian nationalists and their Communist allies who view the drop in the country s birthrate as part of a plot to smother

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  • Moldovan Orthodox Church to Excommunicate Pro-Abortion Politicians
    birth control and a second favorable vote would advance the proposal toward legalization As a republic of the Soviet Union until the early 1990s Moldova promoted taxpayer funded abortion as a primary means of birth control but the resurgent Christian faith embodied in the Orthodox Church to which most Moldovan Christians belong strongly opposes abortion legalization We will demand from the clergy not to give communion to those supporting abortions

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  • Abortion in Bulgaria
    year old teacher One bag of powdered milk costs 17 marks and a baby stroller 160 marks How can we even dream of having children Radosveta Stamenova the head of the Family Planning Agency said that Bulgaria currently holds third place in Europe in terms of the number of abortions performed 90 percent of which are voluntary The first two countries are Russia and Romania Although the overall number of abortions has been decreasing since 1991 that is largely due to the fact that 600 000 Bulgarian women capable of having children have emigrated For those who decide to end their pregnancies they say their choice comes down to survival I regretted having an abortion because I was dreaming of having another child said Dessislava who works as a translator But how can I afford a maternity leave when we don t have enough money even though my husband and I work As for using contraceptives which became available in pharmacies in 1990 their cost is prohibitive in a country where more than half the population lives in poverty and where the national currency the lev was devalued by 600 percent in 1996 Inflation currently stands at 505 percent The

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