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Hungary may introduce constitutional ban on abortion

13 December 2010

Hungary may introduce a constitutional ban on abortion. According to the Wall Street Journal, a draft constitution presented by Hungary's governing party says that life must be protected from conception. The newspaper says that the move may be a response to declining population growth. [Wall Street Journal, 9 December]

Belgian court rules disabled child denied "right" to be aborted

A Belgian court has ruled a disabled child was denied his "right" to be aborted. A recently-published ruling, made in September, by Belgium's court of appeal held that a child born following an erroneous prenatal diagnosis was legally "injured" by being born with disabilities. The court argued that the law, by allowing abortion, considered both the interests of the mother and of the unborn child. [Genethique, 3 December]

Spanish nursing home orderly admits killing 11 residents

An orderly at a Spanish nursing home has admitted killing 11 of its residents. Joan Vila, 45, poisoned the residents and claimed that he killed them to end their sufferings. [BBC, 30 November]

Other stories:

Brazilians overwhelmingly reject pro-abortion agenda of ruling party [, 8 December]

Abortionist neglected informed consent in case of statutory rape victim: judge [, 9 December]

Expert details grisly fate of fetal body parts [, 9 December]

Doctors can’t be forced to do abortion referrals, New Zealand’s High Court rules [, 7 December]

Brazilian soccer star sentenced to four years in prison for attempting forced abortion on girlfriend [, 7 December]

French teacher suspended for showing abortion film to students denounces "media lynching" [, 2 December]

Northern Ireland judge dismisses claim brought by children after IVF 'mix-up' [BioNews, 6 December]

Study into brain adult stem cells suggests hope for treating multiple sclerosis [Cambridge Network, 7 December]

Columnist lauds bravery of paralysed rugby player [Christian Institute, 9 December]

Scottish euthanasia bill is defeated [John Smeaton, 6 December]

Study suggests half of all Belgian euthanasia deaths unreported [, 4 December]

Man battles lesbian couple for access to child he fathered [PinkPaper, 10 December]

Austria wins right to appeal court decision against IVF restrictions [, 3 December]

Pope speaks out against violation of unborn rights by IVF [, 3 December]

Size of average English or Welsh family is getting smaller [BBC, 9 December]

CNN head Ted Turner calls for global one-child policy [PRI, 6 December]

Babies' DNA profiled in the womb [Telegraph, 9 December]

German hospital takes MRI images of live birth [National Post, 7 December]

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