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New Study Says Abortions Safer Than Birth
2012-01-25 14:09:30

According to a report published Monday, giving birth can be far more hazardous to a woman´s health than obtaining a legal abortion, noting that pregnant women were up to 14 times more likely to die due to complications associated with childbirth compared to abortions. The purpose of the study, the researchers said, was not to encourage women to get abortions but rather to emphasize that abortion is a safer procedure than many have been led to believe. “We wouldn´t tell...

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2010-03-09 14:50:26

Swedish scientists are touting both the safety and effectiveness of home-based abortion medications for women who are 50 to 63 days pregnant, according to a March 9, 2010 Reuters report. Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, led by Dr. Helena Kopp Kallner, state that this is the first survey to look at the use of the home-based procedure beyond 49 days post-conception. The procedure requires women to take a dose of mifepristone (also known as RU-486), followed three to four...

2008-09-16 00:00:30

By Divya A It took a gutsy, 24-week-pregnant Niketa Mehta to prompt our health minister to review the law that prescribes a 20-week limit on abortions. Heavily-pregnant Mehta had discovered the fetus had a heart problem, but the might of the Indian state refused to allow her to make the decision to abort it. Going by the letter and not the spirit of the law, the Bombay high court turned down Mehta's plea last month. It has set off a lively debate about the need to raise the abortion...

2008-07-08 09:00:12

Since the 1980s, doctors have used so-called ultrasound imaging to monitor the fetus during pregnancy _ checking for possible abnormalities or problems in delivery. The images _ also called sonograms _ have become so widespread that abortion foes say the technology has fundamentally changed the way people think about abortion. This year, Oklahoma legislators handily overrode Democratic Gov. Brad Henry's veto to pass a first-in-the-nation law making the procedure mandatory at least one hour...

2006-04-10 14:30:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of two recent deaths of women taking the abortion pill RU-486 was unrelated to an abortion or use of the drug, but the second case is still under investigation, U.S. regulators said on Monday. The woman in the second case showed symptoms of infection, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. Both cases were reported in March. RU-486, also known as Mifeprex or mifepristone, is approved for terminating a pregnancy of 49 days or less. Another drug, misoprostol, is...

2005-12-25 23:00:17

BEIJING (Reuters) - A new Chinese law calls for prison terms of up to three years and fines for doctors and other health workers who assist in telling the gender of unborn babies, leading to abortions, state media said on Monday. The legal amendment would give new teeth to a government campaign to outlaw the selective abortion of female foetuses and correct an imbalance in the ratio of boys to girls that has grown since China's one-child policy was introduced more than 20 years ago....