Rights of aborted foetal remains. Recognised by different countries

Fetal remains  can not be treated as clinical waste Texas will bury or cremate aborted children. From 19 December 2016, abortion clinics can no longer treat the bodies of the victims (fetal remains) as clinical waste but will have to bury or cremate them, whichever the parents...

Northern Ireland against expansion of the abortion law

Northern Ireland, which has only 1.8 million inhabitants, has obtained an amazing 300,000 signatures requesting that the country’s current prolife legislation be maintained (continuing abortion restrictions); the legislation prohibits abortions except in cases where the...

Psychological side effects of abortion

A widely debated topic is whether there is such thing as “post-abortion syndrome”, or if some psychological disorders exist only after induced abortions. A recent study on this subject (see HERE) has concluded that, while some women do develop psychological disorders...

Latest global abortion figures suggest measures to prevent them and make known their true meaning

Knowing the incidence of abortion in different parts of the world is important in order to promote measures to prevent it. In a recent article by our Observatory (see HERE), we discussed an extensive study in The Lancet that addressed this issue. In 2010-2014, the annual...

Abortion survivors. The fate of babies who survive abortions at over 20 weeks gestation

“…they are usually left in the operating theatre until they die; if not, their life is ended by lethal injection or by suffocating them.” In many countries, abortion is legal in various circumstances at or after week 20 of pregnancy. It is not rare for children...

Has the morning after pill mechanism only an anticonceptive effect

Why is the morning after pill mechanism often silenced? Teenage pregnancy is a significant public health issue.(1) Worldwide, some 15 million pregnancies occur every year among young women aged 15 to 19,(2) approximately 1.25 million in the 28 OECD (Organization for Economic...

Has been proposed the use of organs from babies born with lethal malformation for transplants. An ethical approach

The British National Health Service is encouraging pregnant women whose unborn child has some sort of lethal malformation to continue their pregnancy so that the organs of the children can be used for transplantation after birth. A unspecified number of clinicians apparently...

Defenders of the right to life continues to grow in the United States public opinion

Defenders of the right to life continues to grow in USA. A study has noted that “for the better part of almost three decades, public opinion polling has consistently shown a solid majority of Americans are opposed to the vast majority of elective abortions performed annually in...

Induced abortions extinguish 50 million human lives each year

In 2008, there were around 43,800,000 induced abortions worldwide (Lancet, January 2012), i.e. 120,000 per day and 5,000 per hour. This number of abortions is two and a half times the population of Syria (17,064,854 in 2015). While some of the issues with migration and social...

Maternal foetal dialogue. Cross to the mother via the placenta and affect her physiological functions

 This physiological mechanism is only just beginning to be understood In a previous article, we referred to the maternal foetal dialogue in the genomic area (See HERE). It is now known (BioEssays 37; 1106-1118,2015) that foetal cells, which can cross to the mother via the...