Dozens of abortions carried out on foetuses with minor imperfections such as cleft lip or club foot

Dozens of abortions carried out on foetuses with minor imperfections such as cleft lip or club foot New research finds 157 foetuses aborted in three years for cleft lipFurther 205 aborted for club foot according to European monitoring groupBut only fraction of these show up on official recordsDepartment of Health admit there may be 'discrepancies' in their figures By Becky Evans PUBLISHED: 15:02 GMT, 3 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:14 GMT, 4 February 2013 Foetuses are being aborted for minor and treatable imperfections such as cleft lip and palate or club foot every year in the UK.

Controversial Down"s syndrome testing gets go-ahead in Switzerland

Controversial pre-natal Down's syndrome testing gets go-ahead in Switzerland raising fears of a spike in abortions The test involves screening blood samples from the pregnant woman for the presence of foetal Down's syndrome | UPDATED: 14:25 GMT, 30 July 2012 A new prenatal test for Down's syndrome has been given the green light in Switzerland amid controversy over whether this will lead to more abortions.

Christian charity tells schoolchildren abortion "doubles risk of breast cancer"

Christian charity tells schoolchildren abortion 'doubles risk of breast cancer' Charity claims 93% of rape victims 'regret decision' to abort any subsequent baby | UPDATED: 16:05 GMT, 19 July 2012 Regret Lovewise claims 93 per cent of rape victims who abort 'regret their decision' A Christian charity has come under fire after it emerged it is teaching schoolchildren that abortion causes holes in the womb, depression and infection.

Coil could be a more effective form of emergency contraception than the morning after pill

Coil 'could be a more effective form of emergency contraception than the Morning-after pill' Women who took emergency contraceptive pills after unprotected sex were up to 20 times more likely to get pregnant compared with those who had IUD inserted | UPDATED: 15:07 GMT, 9 May 2012 Girls as young as 11 should be fitted with coils to reduce teenage pregnancies, claim researchers.

Watchdog under fire for cancelling care home inspections to investigate abortion clinics

Watchdog under fire for cancelling care home inspections to investigate abortion clinics | UPDATED: 00:19 GMT, 6 April 2012 The care watchdog has been slapped down by the Government for claiming it has been forced to cancel inspections of hospitals and care homes in order to investigate abortion clinics.

Abortion doctors are breaking the law and "face jail over faked forms" says Government

Abortion doctors are breaking the law and 'face jail over faked forms' says Government By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:09 GMT, 24 March 2012 | UPDATED: 01:09 GMT, 24 March 2012 Doctors found to be illegally carrying out abortions by faking consent forms could be jailed, the Government said yesterday.

Shocking figures show teenagers have a quarter of abortions in Britain

Shocking figures show teenagers have a quarter of abortions in Britain Nearly a quarter of all abortions in Britain are carried out on girls under the age of 20, a major report has revealed. The shocking figures, compiled by the EU, show British teenagers are far more likely than the average European youngster to have a termination. Those who compiled the report called for greater access to contraception, ‘youth-friendly’ sexual health services and better sex education in schools.

Unwanted pregnancy doubles women"s risk of mental health problems, but abortion "has no impact"

Unwanted pregnancy doubles women”s risk of mental health problems, but opting for abortion “has no impact” A third of women with an unwanted pregnancy suffer depression or anxietyHowever this rate remains the same whether they opt for abortion or continue with the pregnancy Dilemma: A third of women who experience an unwanted pregnancy develop mental health problems at some point Having an abortion does not increase a woman”s risk of suffering from mental health problems, according to the latest scientific review. Researchers found unwanted pregnancy doubles the risk of having mental health issues, however this rate then stays the same whether a woman chooses to have an abortion or continue with the pregnancy