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Hard choices.
The cultural discourse that frames the abortion debate has changed and become more complex over the years. To date, concerns about the need to defend the choice have shifted to moral and ethicalExpand
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The public health implications of the 1995 'pill scare'.
  • A. Furedi
  • Medicine
  • Human reproduction update
  • 1 November 1999
The warning issued by the UK Committee on Safety Medicines in October 1995, followed by their 'Dear Doctor' letter of October 18, 1995, that oral contraceptive pills containing gestodene orExpand
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Do fetuses feel pain? "Fetal pain" is a misnomer.
A report on the effects of intrauterine needling of fetuses at 23 or more weeks of gestation1 has given rise to discussion about whether fetuses feel pain.1 2 This has important implications forExpand
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Forty years of legal abortion: now it's time to review the law
  • A. Furedi
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive…
  • 1 July 2007
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Learning to be you
  • A. Furedi
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • BMJ
  • 23 October 1999
An excellent nursery and a delightfully down-to-earth pregnant friend The nursery, faced with the first second-time around pregnant mum, was totally up front about the fact that Sophie's mum had a baby in her tummy. Expand
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Women's opinions on the home management of early medical abortion in the UK
Background and methodology This survey was undertaken to obtain the opinions of women in the UK about their home management of early medical abortion (EMA) with mifepristone and misoprostol. AllExpand
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Family-planning lessons from the developing world
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Issues for service providers: a response to points raised
  • A. Furedi
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Journal of medical ethics
  • 1 October 2001
The issue of abortion has evolved since 1967. In this paper, the shift in the discourses of abortion are discussed. The article suggests that abortion is used as a “back-up” method of family planningExpand
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Conceptions and terminations after the 1995 warning about oral contraceptives
Jick et al. cite the UK General Practice Research Database to substantiate their claim that there was no change in the frequency of pregnancy or induced abortion following the October 1995 warningExpand
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The Case Against “The Case Against”
The case against abortion emerged from moral and theological principle and has adopted more secular and pragmatic arguments to win an audience. The case for legal abortion has been pragmatic from theExpand
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