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Abortion - Medical termination of Pregnancy(MTP)


Bioethics press synthesis

Angola: draft bill criminalising abortion is postponed indefinitely

28 March 2017

Reform of the Angolan criminal code, voted on during the initial reading last month, included a draft bill aimed at suppressing abortion (see Angola reforms...

Abortion is decriminalised in the United Kingdom

28 March 2017

Abortion was decriminalised in the United Kingdom on 13 March. This heralds a "symbolic" change that "will not affect the number and frequency of abortions"...

Bolivia: extending conditions for accessing abortion - draft bill causes controversy

28 March 2017

The Bolivian Government has triggered "lively controversy" by proposing to extend abortion options. The bill in question "proposes that abortion should be...

United Kingdom: the Lords "do not want disabled babies to see the light of day"

28 March 2017

The draft bill proposed by Lord Shinkwin, aimed at restricting disability-selective abortion, has been rejected. In the United Kingdom, a disabled foetus can...


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