Georgia searches for solutions to gendercide
Michael Cook | 11 May 2013 |
India and China are not the only countries with lop-sided sex ratios due to sex-selective abortions. Georgia, a former member of the USSR in the Caucasus with a population of about 4.5 million, has a distorted sex ratio at birth of 114 boys to 100 girls
Singer and Tooley on the mindset of “pro-lifers”
Xavier Symons | 04 May 2013 |
The infanticide debate in the Journal of Medical Ethics has garnered comments from the grand old men of infanticide, the Australian Peter Singer and the American Michael Tooley.
“After-birth abortion” already exists in the Netherlands
Michael Cook | 04 May 2013 |
Dr Eduard Verhagen, a paediatrician at University Medical Centre Groningen in the Netherlands, says that, in his experience, infanticide is sometimes preferable to second-trimestre abortion.
Peter Singer supports “pro-life” free speech
Xavier Symons | 04 May 2013 |
Peter Singer supports free speech for foes of abortion
Ireland’s fiery abortion case ends in verdict of “medical misadventure”
Michael Cook | 20 April 2013 |
The outcome of the official coroner’s inquest was that Ms Halappanavar died in University Hospital Galway as a result of “medical misadventure”.
More controversy over mental health and abortion
Michael Cook | 13 April 2013 |
North Dakota bans abortion after heartbeat is detected
Xavier Symons | 28 March 2013 |
Sure to lead to a Supreme Court challenge.
Dawkins on the humanity of the foetus
Michael Cook | 21 March 2013 |
Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins created quite a stir on the internet with one of his tweets (9000+ and going strong).
336 million abortions in China since 1971, says Chinese govt
Xavier Symons | 21 March 2013 |
There have been over 336 million abortions in China since the since 1971, according to data released by the Chinese Health Department.
Two US legislatures favour radical abortion restrictions
Xavier Symons | 16 March 2013 |
More battles on the abortion front in the US in North Dakota and Arkansas.
Tasmania to liberalize abortion law
Michael Cook | 09 March 2013 |
The Australian state of Tasmania is to liberalise its abortion law.
UK opens inquiry into abortion of disabled children
Xavier Symons | 22 February 2013 |
The UK parliament has begun a controversial new inquiry into abortion on the grounds of disability.
“It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it”
Xavier Symons | 30 January 2013 |
Pregnant woman’s death pours fuel on Ireland’s fiery abortion debate
Michael Cook | 16 November 2012 |
Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws are under attack after a 31-year-old pregnant woman died of septicaemia
Peter Singer on abortion
Michael Cook | 23 October 2012 |
Peter Singer has some surprising views on abortion
Does American medicine need more Vera Drakes?
Michael Cook | 22 September 2012 |
Are abortion doctors brave souls who defy “stigma, marginalization within medicine, harassment, and threat of physical harm” to act in accordance with their consciences?
Is regret enough reason not to have an abortion?
Michael Cook | 07 September 2012 |
As if the existence of post-abortion trauma exists weren’t controversial enough, an Oxford academic argues in the Journal of Medical Ethics that it makes no difference to the morality of abortion anyway.
Scores of IVF babies terminated because of abnormalities in UK
Michael Cook | 20 July 2012 |
Nearly 130 IVF babies were aborted in the UK last year because an abnormality was detected before birth.
Spanish doctor ordered to pay child support after failed abortion
Jared Yee | 02 June 2012 |
A Spanish doctor has been ordered to pay child support after a failed abortion.
Chile’s “natural experiment” suggests that banning abortion will not kill more women
Michael Cook | 05 May 2012 |
Legal, safe and rare abortion is often seen as a necessary component of women’s health. However, a study of abortion in Chile published this week in PLoS One suggests that “the legal status of abortion does not appear to be related to overall rates of maternal mortality”.