New study threatens midwives’ freedom of conscience on abortion

Apr 24, 2017 by

by Steve Fouch, CMF: In the latest bid to circumvent the increasing number of younger doctors being unwilling to perform abortions, a new report has challenged the need for some surgical abortions to be undertaken by doctors at all. Sally Sheldon, a Law Professor at the University of Kent, has...

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Right to Life: where do party leaders currently stand?

Apr 24, 2017 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: Lord Alton has done a useful (and very interesting) bit of digging on how the current party leaders have voted over recent years on a series of Right to Life issues. It is reproduced here with permission and no further comment: their voting records rather speak for...

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Pro-life midwife ordered to do abortions or lose her job takes case to European human rights court

Apr 22, 2017 by

by Claire Chretien, LifeSite: A Swedish midwife who has lost a years-long fight to not be required to participate in abortions as part of her job is taking her case to the European Court of Human Rights. Earlier this month, pro-life midwife Ellinor Grimmark lost her case at the Swedish Labour...

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Calls to lower the abortion time limit because a third of babies born at 23 weeks now survive

Apr 21, 2017 by

by Steve Doughty, Mailonline: The number of babies who survive premature birth at 23 weeks has increased to a record one in three, official figures revealed yesterday. The success treating babies who would until recently have been considered unlikely to live led to demands for a reduction in the...

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The World Health Organization Says Abortion is Family Planning

Apr 21, 2017 by

by Stefano Gennarini JD, C-Fam: Governments have long agreed that abortion cannot be a part of family planning. The World Health Organization has gone along with that consensus until now. Recent journal articles by WHO researchers demonstrate the powerful global agency now rejects that consensus....

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Election campaign day one: Tim Farron says he supports legal abortion

Apr 20, 2017 by

from SPUC: Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday gained parliamentary approval to hold a snap general election, scheduled for 8 June. On the first full day of campaigning, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron seemed to contradict previous statements opposing abortion, saying that he “supports a...

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