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Abortion - Medical termination of Pregnancy(MTP)

Introduction

Bioethics press synthesis

Irish referendum: abortion decriminalised

18 June 2018

The Yes vote won the referendum on whether abortion should be decriminalised in Ireland. With a turnout rate of 64.13%, 66.4% voted Yes, 33.6% voted No....

Arkansas: US Supreme Court upholds strict law limiting medication-induced abortions

18 June 2018

Planned Parenthood’s case was dismissed by the Supreme Court of the United States. The organisation had tried to block a 2015 law that considerably restricted...

United States: federal funds no longer used to fund abortion clinics

11 June 2018

This law dates back to former President Ronald Reagan, but has never been applied (see United States: strengthening the Mexico policy). Today, the US Secretary...

Iowa: Law passed prohibiting abortion beyond six weeks of pregnancy

30 May 2018

Voted last week by the Iowa Parliament [1], the law has just been passed by the Republican governor of Iowa, Kim Reynolds. This law prohibits any abortion as...

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