UK: How a newspaper can help to misrepresent expert views

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In a 30 October 2016 article pretending to be a news report, a UK newspaper reported that the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) had been accused of calling for abortion of all fetuses diagnosed with Down’s syndrome antenatally because, according to their headline, “it costs too much to care for them”. This is not the RCOG’s position. But the newspaper got itself a juicy story and made the RCOG, who never said any such thing, look like a villian.

Paediatric pathologist quits over Northern Ireland’s abortion law

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Dr Caroline Gannon, a paediatric pathologist, has resigned over NI’s abortion law in relation to fatal fetal abnormality. She said the final straw was when she had to advise a couple to use a picnic cooler bag to return their baby’s remains to NI for examination following an abortion in England.

Changes in conceptions in women younger than 18 years and the circumstances of young mothers in England in 2000–12: an observational study

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The scale of the decline in conception rates in women younger than 18 years, and its association with intervention-related investment and with both demographic and behavioural factors, suggest a combined influence of both public health intervention and secular trends on the decline in conceptions in women younger than 18 years in England.

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