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05/19/2014

NI women not entitled to free NHS abortions in England says High Court

[BBC News] The case was brought by a 17-year-old girl and her mother who live in Northern Ireland. Unlike the rest of the UK, abortion is only allowed in very restricted circumstances in Northern Ireland. More than 1,000 women each year travel from NI to have an abortion in other parts of the UK. Those who […]

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04/20/2014

Italian court overturns divisive ban on donor eggs, sperm

[Reuters] Italy’s constitutional court overturned a ban on using donor sperm and eggs in fertility treatments on Wednesday, knocking down part of a divisive set of restrictions on assisted reproduction. The court said in a statement the ban breached the constitution, without going into further detail, and lawyers in the case said the ruling was effective […]

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