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May 4, 2005

OB/GYN Panel Reviewing Alaska Abortion Web Site Agrees To Include Material on Abortion-Breast Cancer Link, Fetal Pain

Topics: Medicine

A five-member OB/GYN panel that is reviewing Alaska's abortion informed consent... Web site -- which was required to be created under a law (SB 30) signed last year -- has said the site will include information about fetal pain and a possible link between abortion and an increased risk of breast cancer.

[...] the Anchorage Daily News reports (Demer, Anchorage Daily News, 4/30). Gov. Frank Murkowski (R) in July 2004 signed the law establishing the Web site and requiring women seeking abortions to certify in writing that their doctors gave them the information from the site or other information that meets specific standards. The law requires the Web site to include information about fetal development; photographs of a fetus at four-week gestational increments; descriptions of various abortion procedures; possible risks and complications, including physical and psychological effects, associated with abortion procedures and childbirth; eligibility requirements for medical assistance benefits; child support orders; and various contraceptive options. The law also requires that all information included on the site be objective, unbiased and approved by a group of OB/GYN specialists appointed by the state medical board.

Related links:

Experts divided over abortion, breast cancer link
The Pain Of The Unborn Child
National Right To Life Website
Can A Fetus Feel Pain?

Posted by Hyscience at May 4, 2005 10:51 AM



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