Historic first trial of euthanasia doctors begins in Belgium

Jan 19, 2020 by

by Michael Cook, Bio Edge: Next Tuesday commences an historic trial in Belgium – the first time that doctors have faced criminal charges over euthanasia since it was legalised in 2002. Three of them have been charged with illegal poisoning. If convicted, they face stiff prison sentences. The deceased was a 38-year-old woman, Tine Nys, who died in 2010. Three doctors are in the dock: the doctor who administered the lethal injection, Nys’s former general practitioner and a psychiatrist. None of...

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A Christian victory in the fight against transgender dogma

Jan 19, 2020 by

by Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack: IT CAN seem as though the progressive steamroller is unstoppable. Whenever they take on traditional Scripture-based morality, the mainstream churches and the political establishment regularly collapse like leaky balloons. However, it is possible to fight back and begin to win, especially when Christians organise and work together. Last year Justice Francesca Marzari of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada, declared a father guilty of ‘family violence’...

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Pope Enlists Atheist to Hose Down Media Firestorm

Jan 18, 2020 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: Pope Francis has used his latest interview with his atheist journalist friend, Eugenio Scalfari, to de-escalate media furor over the book on priestly celibacy published by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cdl. Robert Sarah. The case of Benedict apparently coming out against Francis’ possible ordination of married priests in the Amazon and other outlying regions is closed, the pontiff tells Scalfari, founder of La Repubblica, in a three-page interview....

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The cancellation of Jason Evert

Jan 18, 2020 by

by John McGuirk, Gript Ireland: It’s been a busy week, with the election, so readers may have missed an important tale in the middle of all the political noise. This is the story about the cancellation of Jason Evert, after an outcry that amounted to Mr. Evert’s desire to teach Catholicism to Catholics in Catholic schools and church halls. To tell it, it is necessary to first explain who Jason Evert is. Evert is one of those American evangelical Catholics – the kind of lay preacher that the...

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Why Laws Against Hate Speech Are Dangerous

Jan 18, 2020 by

by Fjordman, Gatestone Institute: In November 2019, Germans celebrated the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany 30 years earlier. That same month, Chancellor Angela Merkel, in a speech to the German federal parliament (Bundestag), advocated more restrictions on free speech for all Germans. She warned that free speech has limits: “Those limits begin where hatred is spread. They begin where the dignity of other people is violated. This house will and must oppose...

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Scrutopia – our vision for society

Jan 18, 2020 by

by Kathy Gyngell, The Conservative Woman: EARLIER this week the Prime Minister tweeted: ‘RIP Sir Roger Scruton. We have lost the greatest modern conservative thinker – who not only had the guts to say what he thought but said it beautifully.’ So great that he was all but ignored by the current Tory Party establishment. Do us a favour and forget the cliches, Boris. This is the man you chose not to heed while he was alive though he was the only conservative with a philosophy. You chose not only...

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Abortion is a human right that trumps religious liberty, says top human rights org

Jan 18, 2020 by

by Susan Yoshihara, LifeSite: The leader of one of the world’s top human rights organizations told the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights last week that abortion is a “fundamental right” for “anyone who wants or needs it” and that arguments about the humanity of the unborn are merely “philosophical,” with no place in policy. Human Rights Watch head Kenneth Roth criticized Secretary of State Michael Pompeo’s basis for founding the commission. Pompeo initiated the expert body to guide the...

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Midwifery student banned from work placement over pro-life views demands apology from university

Jan 18, 2020 by

by Gabriella Swerling, Telegraph: A midwifery student banned from her hospital placement over her pro-life views has demanded an apology from university bosses. Julia Rynkiewicz, 24, an undergraduate at the University of Nottingham, faced expulsion from her degree after lecturers raised concerns about her fitness to practice. In what is believed to be first case of its kind – and which is likely to have far-reaching implications for freedom of speech across UK campuses – Ms...

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Rebecca Long-Bailey’s Labour leadership bid at risk of derailing amid row over abortion law

Jan 18, 2020 by

by Harry Yorke, Telegraph: Rebecca Long-Bailey’s Labour leadership bid risked being derailed by a row on abortion, as it emerged that she objected to the current law on late terminations. Labour MPs accused the pro-Corbyn candidate of holding “absolutely toxic” views after she said she disagreed with the exemption allowing abortions on disability grounds after the 24 week limit for healthy foetuses. Amid a growing backlash, rival candidate Jess Phillips appeared to wade into the controversy by...

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Why I Resigned from Tavistock: Trans-Identified Children Need Therapy, Not Just ‘Affirmation’ and Drugs

Jan 18, 2020 by

by Marcus Evans, Quillette: Over the past five years, there has been a 400 percent rise in referrals to the Tavistock Centre in north London, the only National Health Service (NHS) clinic in Britain that treats children with gender-identity developmental issues. During this period, there also has been an abrupt shift in the composition of the children seeking treatment. Formerly, a significant majority of patients had been young male-to-female children. Now, a significant majority are...

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