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

75% of Canadians Say “Abortion is Morally Wrong”: Poll March 16, 2010 A new national poll indicates that a large majority of Canadians are increasingly embracing conservative values, including opposing abortion and supporting the true definition of marriage. The poll found that a majority of Canadians strongly agreed with traditionally conservative value statements on the supremacy of family, the definition of marriage, and the immorality of abortion. Eighty-nine … Read More

Research shows decline in support for abortion among US youths

Christianity Today March 14, 2010 In 2009, only 24 percent of Americans aged 18 to 29 said abortion should be legal under any circumstances, a drop from 28 percent in the year 2000 and 36 percent in 1990. Even compared to 30- to 64-year-olds, the young cohort is now less likely to support abortion, the Gallup survey on Friday revealed. … Read More

Doctors challenge abortion guidelines

NZPA Feb 19, 2010 A group of anti-abortion doctors has launched a legal challenge to new Medical Council guidelines on how physicians with personal objections to abortion must deal with patients. The doctors filed an application in the High Court at Auckland last week for a judicial review of the guidelines, titled Beliefs and Medical Practice, the New Zealand Herald … Read More

Baby born healthy after hospital advised abortion

ABC News (Australia) Feb 17, 2010 Fiona Vanderhook came close to never knowing her 14-month-old son Diesel. When she was five weeks pregnant, a trainee doctor told Ms Vanderhook she had lost the baby. The doctor recommended termination using the drug misoprostol, but the drug did not work and a follow-up scan showed the foetus was still alive. Later scans … Read More

Abortion link to mental illness

NZ Herald Nov 04, 2009 Researchers who examined the medical history of more than 500 women have concluded abortion “leads to significant distress in some”. Women reporting adverse reactions were up to 80 per cent more likely than women not exposed to abortion to have mental health problems, the Otago University study found. That finding has raised questions about justifying … Read More

Planned Parenthood leader resigns after watching abortion ultrasound

Telegraph (Uk) 2 Nov 09 The director of a Planned Parenthood outlet in Texas has resigned after watching an ultrasound of an abortion procedure. Abby Johnson told the KBTX television station: “I just thought I can’t do this anymore, and it was just like a flash that hit me, and I thought that’s it. “I feel so pure in heart. … Read More