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Defending life
from conception to natural death


7 July 2005

7 July 2005

7 July 2005 Democrat senator Barbara Boxer has claimed that 5000 US women will die every year if Roe is overturned.

Bernard Nathanson, former director of the National Abortion Rights Action League, said that when he and his organisation quoted such figures for illegal abortion deaths to the Supreme Court in 1972, he "knew the figures were totally false".

[, 5 July ] The Brook Advisory Service, an organisation which promotes contraception and abortion to young people in Jersey has reported a 25% increase in requests for the morning after pill over the last two years.

Bronia Lever, Brook's manager in Jersey, said this suggests a lack of awareness about contraception and sexually transmitted infections. She commented "We really do need to be targeting people who are taking risks, and they tend to be the younger ones."

[BBC, 6 July ] A child conceived through IVF has been born thirteen years after a brother and sister conceived at the same time.

Laina Beasley's parents originally had 12 embryos created through IVF and gave birth to two children in 1992.

The remaining 9 (one having been implanted but miscarried) were discovered to have been lost when it emerged that their specialist at the University of California fertility clinic had implanted clients' embryos into other women and sent others to be used for medical research.

Debbie Beasley commented: "To this day we still don't know what happened to those." The four surviving embryos were implanted and Laina survived to be born. [The Mirror, 7 July ]

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