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Abortion - Medical termination of Pregnancy(MTP)

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Ohio: draft bill to ban abortion of foetuses with detectable heartbeats

10 December 2018

The Ohio House of Representatives has adopted a bill banning abortions as soon as a foetal heartbeat is detected. The decision was passed by 65 votes to 30....

Mississippi: the ban on abortion after 15 weeks is unconstitutional according to federal judge

10 December 2018

Abortion will no longer be banned after 15 weeks in Mississippi. The law was revoked on Tuesday by a federal judge. He held that such a law "unequivocally"...

Will the ban on aborting babies with Down syndrome in Indiana be upheld?

10 December 2018

Nineteen US states are calling for the US Supreme Court to uphold the abortion ban for Down syndrome in Indiana.   This 2016 law has been challenged...

Contraceptive pill: European Medicines Agency demands warnings about the risk of depression and suicide

10 December 2018

The European Medicines Agency is calling for a change in the package leaflet of hormonal contraceptive pills to "warn of the risks of depression and suicide"....

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