BPAS: Women considering abortion "should be reassured" by AMRC report into abortion and mental health
Thursday, 8 December 2011
bpas comment on publication of Academy of Medical Royal Colleges review on mental health and abortion
bpas Medical Director Patricia Lohr said:
‘bpas welcomes this considered and thoughtful review which shows that having an abortion is no greater risk to a woman’s health than continuing a pregnancy. Women considering abortion should be reassured that their decision is not likely to have an adverse effect on their mental health.’
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Ministers are considering allowing family doctors to conduct abortions, it has been revealed.
The court of protection ruling last week in favour of a mentally ill woman's decision to terminate her pregnancy was not about abortion rights, but right to choose.
Most abortions conducted in the UK are technically illegal.
Britain's leading pregnancy service has called for a review of abortion laws and for current restrictions requiring two doctors to authorise terminations to be changed.
Behind the scenes, women's abortion rights are being chipped away.
Data on late abortions performed because of minor disabilities should remain confidential, the government will argue today.
Too often vulnerable women are left on a conveyor belt toward abortion.
David Cameron has backed calls to reduce the time limit for abortions by as much as a month.
Cardinal Keith O'Brien has urged Catholics to withhold their vote from pro-abortion politicians, calling the practice an "unspeakable crime".
If the anti-abortion lobby really cared about independent advice it wouldn't seek to dismantle it.