bioethics folders

Abortion - Medical termination of Pregnancy(MTP)


Bioethics press synthesis

Ireland: nurses and midwives follow in doctors' footsteps and refuse to practise abortion

17 December 2018

In Ireland, a group of nurses and midwives has joined forces with doctors and announced their refusal to take part in abortion services. They explain that, in...

In Ireland, amendment intended to ban abortion on disability grounds is rejected

17 December 2018

Irish Minister for Health Simon Harris has rejected calls to ban abortion on the grounds of disability. In fact, as technology advances, it will become much...

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 The law was revoked on Tuesday by a federal judge.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"...


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