Maternity

Spain: 40% Fewer Babies in 11 years

On June 18, 2019, the official statistics published for Spain, now classify it as the European country with the lowest fertility rate. Since 2008, the number of births in Spain has fallen by 40%. Over the past 11 years (from 2008 to 2018), Spain has reported a decline...

Finally France Rejects Extending Abortions to 14 Weeks

On Tuesday, June 11, the French Senate rejected the amendment, which had originally been voted on June 7th  to extend the legal deadline from 12 to 14 weeks for performing abortions. Tabled by Senator Laurence Rossignol, this amendment was initially adopted a few days...

French Bill to Allow Abortions at 14 Weeks of Pregnancy

On Friday June 7, the French Senate adopted an amendment introduced by Senator Laurence Rossignol, to extend the time limit for legal abortions from 12 to 14 weeks of pregnancy, as part of the country’s new health bill. Following a rising ‘surprise’ vote, in a...

France: Health Bill Facilitates Abortion vs. Prevention

Without any preliminary discussions or suggestions for preventing abortion, a Health Bill was adopted at the first reading in the French National Assembly, facilitating even broader access to abortion. The amendment stipulates that within 6 months of the law’s...

Extremely Preterm Births: Neonatology Works Miracles

The smallest newborn in the world is headed home in good health after 5 months of hospitalization in Tokyo. This Japanese baby boy who weighed only 268 grams when he was born at 22 weeks gestation time (or 24 weeks amenorrhea) has set a new record in neonatal...