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2014 Newsletter Available Now!

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  • Feature story: New Book Shatters Myths about Abortion Complications: Abortion’s Impact on Women
Complications: Abortion’s Impact on Women covers more than 650 scientific articles and studies, in 21 diverse chapters in four major sections: The Big Picture, The Medical Impact, The Psychological and Social Impact, and Women’s voices.
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2014 Newsletter Available Now!

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DeVeber Institute's Research Director Published in the National Post

‘Good reasons’

Re: Abortion Delays Cited In New Study, Nov. 24.
There may be good reasons why mifepristone and misoprostol (RU-486) have not yet been legalized for medical abortions in Canada. Their failure rate in international studies ranges between 4% and 16% or higher. Medical abortions also have more adverse side effects than surgical abortion, and the children who survive them have a much higher incidence of birth defects, including Möbius syndrome.

Of course, almost every woman seeking an abortion does have a real alternative. She can carry her pregnancy to term.

Ian Gentles, research director, deVeber Institute for Bioethics, Toronto.

Words on assisted suicide from a man living with MS for 30 years

"One person’s actions don’t affect just them. They never do. If I choose assisted suicide it will affect my wife, my children and my grandchildren. It will affect my doctor because I will ask her to stop being a healer and become my killer. My suicide will affect my community and, in a small way, it will affect my nation by helping to entrench the notion there is such a thing as a life unworthy to be lived."

Profound words from Mark Davis Pickup, a man living with MS for 30 years, on the concept of an interdependent community.

DeVeber Institute hosts Jean Echlin Award for Ethics in Palliative Care

Reprinted article from ehospice.com from: http://www.ehospice.com/ArticleView/tabid/10686/ArticleId/12262/language/en-GB/View.aspx

The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research held a luncheon ceremony at the 20th International Congress of Palliative Care to mark the inaugural Jean Echlin Award for Ethics in Palliative Care.

The award seeks to recognise individuals who epitomise the values of hospice and palliative care through their daily work. It honours palliative care pioneer Jean Echlin, a registered nurse who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the field of palliative care in Canada.