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Nigerian doctors unwilling to commit abortions, suggests study

13 August 2010

A new study has suggested that only 13 percent of Nigerian doctors would be prepared to perform abortion, if the Nigerian abortion laws were liberalised. The study also revealed that doctors do not think the liberalisation of abortion laws will reduce abortion-related maternal deaths. Previous studies have found that a third of Nigerian lawmakers opposed abortion under any circumstances. [, 6 August]

Scots patients left to starve

Recently released figures suggest that 90 patients a year die of starvation in Scottish hospitals. The figures say that 452 mostly elderly patients were killed by hunger over the last five years. The 2009 figures reveal that Greater Glasgow and Clyde were the areas where deaths caused by malnutrition was highest. Ross Finnie, the Liberal Democrat health spokesperson, said ministers must investigate this issue as a matter of urgency. [Express, 10 August]

Marie Stopes selling male vasectomies in Ireland via beer-mat ads

Marie Stopes International, the abortion provider, has claimed that the number of Irish men seeking vasectomies is increasing every day, following their advertising campaign on beer mats in Dublin pubs. Gabrielle Malone, Marie Stopes's programme director, said that the advertising campaign would now be extended throughout the whole of Ireland. [OPT, 10 August]

Other stories:

Moves at UN to promote abortion as human right [SPUC, 11 August]

Professor Walley speaks of dark changes in obstetrics [John Smeaton, 11 August]

Join Good Counsel Network's day of prayer and fasting this Saturday [John Smeaton, 10 August]

Brazilian congress considers proposal to reject legalised abortion [CNA, 9 August]

Filipino archbishop says abortion entails automatic excommunication [, 9 August]

Students needed to tell freshers the truth about abortion [SPUC, 6 August]

IUD works for emergency birth control: study [Reuters, 6 August]

Hormonal implants double in Lincolnshire since 2006 [This is Lincolnshire, 6 August]

Human embryos in danger via European Parliament animal rights directive [SPUC, 11 August]

Hollywood actress endorses fatherless parenting [, 11 August]

Isle of Man halves IVF treatment funding [BioNews, 9 August]

British surrogate mother who agreed to have Osama Bin Laden's grandchild is expecting twins [Daily Mail, 9 August]

Dutch group wants death centre for people with mental conditions [, 11 August]

GP banned over suicide pills allowed to return [Scotsman, 7 August]

Lord Joffe's legislative proposals alarm sick and disabled people [John Smeaton, 7 August]

Conscientious objection to anti-life practices threatened at Council of Europe [SPUC, 11 August]

Cardinal gives awards to pro-life leaders [USCCB, 11 August]

Pro-life TV programme wins Emmy Award [John Smeaton, 10 August]

Pro-life actress Patricia Neal dies. [Creative Minority Report, 9 August]

Four baby bodies found in suitcases hidden in attic in The Netherlands [BBC, 7 August]

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