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Two women convicted of performing abortions with no licence

28 September 2009

Two women have been convicted of performing abortions without a medical licence in California, America. The women were given suspended prison sentences and ordered to do community service. The convictions follow sentences handed down earlier this year on two other women who ran the abortion centres where the illegal abortions had been performed. [, 25 September]

A retired doctor is due to be questioned by police following the suicide of a woman with multiple sclerosis. Dr Libby Wilson, an 83-year-old pro-euthanasia campaigner, allegedly advised Cari Loder, 48, how to gas herself. The investigation follows new rules on prosecuting assisted suicide issued by Keir Starmer, the director of public prosecutions. [Times, 27 September]

Other stories:

  • Morning-after pill to be available in Spanish pharmacies without prescription
  • Two women convicted of performing abortions with no licence
  • Pro-euthanasia campaigner to be questioned by police
  • A Catholic bishop from North Dakota has asked all his priests to spend an hour outside an abortion centre [, 25 September]
  • A woman implanted with the wrong embryo has given birth to a baby boy and handed him over to his genetic parents [Daily Mail, 28 September]
  • A coroner has said that the suicide deaths of a mother and daughter could have been prevented if the authorities had taken them seriously [BBC, 25 September]
  • Debate between SPUC rep and pro-suicide terminally-ill woman [BBC, 25 September]
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