‘Sick and twisted’: Down’s advocates, pro-life leaders slam Richard Dawkins’ abortion remarks...

Aug 21, 2014 by

By Dustin Siggins, LifeSite: Advocates on behalf of individuals with Down syndrome, as well as pro-life leaders, are slamming famed atheist Richard Dawkin’s statements made on Twitter earlier today that parents have a moral responsibility to abort babies diagnosed in utero with Down’s. During a shocking Twitter rant, Dawkins responded to questioners saying that it was “civilised” to abort Down Syndrome babies, and that it would be “immoral” to choose not to abort babies...

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‘Baby Gammy’ raises awareness for true nature of surrogacy motherhood.

Aug 12, 2014 by

But the European Court of Human Rights has no qualms … By J D von Krempach, Turtle Bay & Beyond: After two weeks of media reports on baby Gammy, is difficult to discern which version of the story is the one we should believe. Is it true that the Australian couple who used the services of a Thai “surrogate mom”, upon learning that one of the two children that the “surrogate mom” was expecting suffered from Down syndrome, asked her to have an abortion? Is it true that, when finally the...

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Sperm donor-conceived woman planning next step in six-year fight to secure identification rights and...

Aug 11, 2014 by

By Belinda Hawkins, ABC News Australia: An aeronautical engineer is plotting her next move in what has been a six-year battle to see the rights of donor-conceived children enshrined in law. When the Assisted Reproduction Treatment Further Amendment Bill 2013 was finally debated in the Victorian Parliament last week, Dr Lauren Burns heaved a sigh of relief. Now 30, Dr Burns was 21 when her mother told her she was conceived using donor sperm. The news shattered her sense of self....

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Hard to be sure of ethical investments, says Bishop of Oxford

Jul 12, 2014 by

by Matt Oliver, Oxford Mail: ETHICAL purity when it comes to financial investments is “hard to achieve” in the modern day, the Bishop of Oxford has claimed. His comments follow an announcement that the Church of England will sever all ties with payday loan company Wonga. Rt Rev John Pritchard told the Oxford Mail: “I’m delighted that the Church of England has been able to sort out this anomaly. “The problem is that with the multi-layered complexity of financial investments today it’s hard to...

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Same-Sex "Marriage" & Obamacare: Similarities?

Apr 15, 2014 by

By Joseph Backholm, Family Policy Institute What do Obamacare and same-sex “marriage” have in common? More than you might think. In both cases, people created well intentioned policies that ignored immutable laws of the universe. In both cases, support was generated by intentionally withholding relevant information and accusing those who asked critical questions of wanting to harm their neighbors. Of course we hope everyone will have high quality health care. But Obamacare...

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My dad was a sperm donor. My lack of identity reflects his

Jan 17, 2014 by

By Elizabeth Howard, Guardian The film Delivery Man, about a sperm donor who unwittingly fathers more than 500 children, has been panned by the critics. Its cloying sentimentality, clumsy symbolism and implausible plot certainly grate; but for me, as a donor-conceived adult, it is important that the feelings of people like me have been brought to light. In the film, the donor's offspring get their happy ending: a warm and loving relationship with their biological father (and plenty of...

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