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Abortion - Medical termination of Pregnancy(MTP)


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The "heartbeat bill" - Ohio Governor blocks law restricting abortion

21 January 2019

Ohio Governor John Kasich vetoed the "heartbeat"  the law that would ban abortion on detection of the first heartbeat. This law was passed by the Ohio...

In-utero spina bifida operations in the United Kingdom: NHS gets on board

21 January 2019

Spina bifida—malformation of the lower spine accompanied by cerebrospinal fluid leakage—causes "problems such as paralysis of the legs, incontinence and...

Contraception as a means of combating poverty?

21 January 2019

In the United States, in recent decades, more and more women have used a long-term method of birth control, such as intrauterine devices or implants (...

Abortion in Ireland: the President signs the law, the Medical Association amends its code of ethics as a matter of urgency

21 January 2019

On Thursday evening, Irish President Michael D. Higgins signed the law to allow abortion in Ireland. This law qualifies abortion as a medical procedure and...


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