MP’s bill aims for abortion on demand

NZ Herald Jul 3, 2010 A Labour MP has taken the controversial step of proposing a new law to legalise abortion on request for women up to 24 weeks into a pregnancy. Steve Chadwick, a midwife and former associate health minister, is gauging support for what would be the first changes to abortion law since 1978. The Abortion Supervisory Committee … Read More

Abortion ‘triples breast cancer risk’: Fourth study finds terminations linked to disease

Telegraph (UK) 24th June 2010 An abortion can triple a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer in later life, researchers say. A team of scientists made the claim while carrying out research into how breastfeeding can protect women from developing the killer disease. While concluding that breastfeeding offered significant protection from cancer, they also noted that the highest reported risk … Read More

Teen abortion numbers a ‘tragedy’

Otago Daily Times 17 Jun 2010 The number of young teenage girls having abortions is a tragedy, lobby group Family First says. Figures released today by Statistics New Zealand showed teenagers had nearly 4000 abortions last year, with 79 of those performed on girls aged 11 to 14. That was the lowest number in six years, and the 3873 abortions … Read More

Famed Blind Singer Andrea Boccelli Reveals, He Was Almost Aborted June 4, 2010 What would the world have been like without Andrea Bocelli, Italian pop, opera, and classical singer? With millions of infants having been victim to abortion, the blind international music sensation has revealed that he too could have been one more abortion statistic. The “I am Whole Life” project has produced a YouTube video with Bocelli, playing … Read More

Italy pays women not to abort

The Australian June 03, 2010 ROME: In a policy, welcomed by anti-abortion campaigners but dismissed by critics as propaganda, women in northern Italy who cannot afford to have their babies are to be offered E4500 ($6600) not to have an abortion. Roberto Formigoni, the centre-right governor of the Lombardy region, said yesterday the offer was to fulfil his pledge in … Read More

MP floats ultrasound plan to cut abortion

The West Australian May 26, 2010 Liberal MP Peter Abetz last night called for all women seeking an abortion to be forced to view a 3-D colour ultrasound image of their foetus before being allowed to go ahead with the procedure. Addressing a 300-strong rally at Parliament House marking the anniversary of the 1998 liberalisation of WA’s abortion laws, Mr … Read More

Study links abortion, substance abuse

Baptist Press May 17, 2010 A study from the University of Manitoba has found that women who have had an abortion are nearly four times as likely to have problems with drugs and alcohol as those who have not. Researchers also identified an association between mental disorders and abortion and suggested that doctors should screen for a history of abortion … Read More

Fight over pill looms

Waikato Times 27/04/2010 Anti-abortionists want to scuttle Family Planning’s attempt to hand out abortion pills in the Waikato. The move by New Zealand Family Planning Association (FPA) has been threatened with a High Court judicial review by Right For Life campaigners should they successfully obtain their licence to carry out medical abortions. FPA applied to the Abortion Supervisory Committee for … Read More

Calls to reduce abortion limit as number of 2lb survivors soars (UK)

 Daily Mail (UK) 20th April 2010 The number of babies born weighing only 2lbs has more than doubled in just two years, re-igniting the emotive debate over the abortion time limit. At the same time, the proportion of tiny babies stillborn has almost halved. Health service figures show that in 2008/09, some 3,836 children weighing under 2lbs3oz (1kg) were born in … Read More

Nebraska Law Sets Limits on Abortion

New York Times 13 April 2010 Gov. Dave Heineman of Nebraska signed a law on Tuesday banning most abortions 20 weeks after conception or later on the theory that a fetus, by that stage in pregnancy, has the capacity to feel pain. The law, which appears nearly certain to set off legal and scientific debates, is the first in the … Read More