Highlights dated January 17, 2011

Headstrong Camels and a Lack of Progress in Ireland



Headstrong Camels and a Lack of Progress in Ireland



It is widely believed that Bedouins prevented female camels from becoming pregnant during long marches on desert caravans by putting a stone in their uterus. But apparently, the matter isn’t quite so simple.

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Abortions for medical reasons are still illegal in Ireland. In other words, pregnant women must leave the country to have this procedure done legally. For decades now, an emotional dispute has raged between supporters and opponents of legalisation. The European Court of Human Rights recently made a ruling in this matter.

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Visit the Museum for Contraception and Abortion (MUVS), Mariahilfer Gürtel 37, 1150 Vienna, open Wednesday to Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m., or all day our website on http://en.muvs.org/