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JULY 2014

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Second Reading of the Assisted Dying Bill

Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill is due to receive its second reading in the House of Lords on 18th  July.  

Writing in the Spectator (5th July), Jenny McCartney comments , “It is human nature to crave control where none seems available. That is why numerous people will back Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill.  It proposes that terminally ill adults with less than six months to live could be legally helped to end their lives by means of prescribed medication. To that end, it is publishing advertisements featuring the gruelling ‘obituaries’ of individuals whose suffering was prolonged, the campaign argues, by the absence of ‘assisted dying’.

“The stories within are undoubtedly powerful and moving. But they do not give the full picture of the Assisted Dying Bill, and why so many others are alarmed by it….. read more

Total Number of Abortions in Britain passes eight million

The number of abortions has risen to more than 8 million in Great Britain since the practice was legalised, according to the latest Department of Health statistics.   By 2013, there had been 8,120,818 abortions in England, Wales and Scotland since 1968, when the Abortion Act came into force…… read more

A 'positive experience' - or 'undisguised evil'?

Emily Letts is 25, and works as a counsellor at an abortion clinic. When she found herself pregnant, she decided to have an abortion. More than that, she decided to have the abortion filmed so that women didn't need to feel guilty and everyone could see what "a positive experience" it was. The video has now been watched 2,054,152 times…….. read more

Planned Parenthood and God

In a Pastoral Letter to Patients, US abortion giant, Planned Parenthood (PP) tells women and girls in a crisis pregnancy that there is nothing in the scriptures that says abortion is wrong and that many clergy think abortion is okay. Casey Mattox of Alliance Defending Freedom(ADF) has responded in an open letter to Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood. ……. read more  

Tribute to the Lost Unborn

Voice for Justice UK (VfJUK) have launched a website which invites those who have lost a child through miscarriage or an abortion to leave a message for their unborn child, as a tribute and an expression of love.   Online for Life have a like website  (although this is only for those who have lost a child through abortion) and there are several other similar websites. Many of the comments speak poignantly about the damage that is caused by abortion, not only to the unborn child but also to mother, father and other family members………. read more

On other websites

Mixed opinions by judges in Nicklinson case shows danger of Falconer bill (SPUC)

Doctors strike back at BMJ editors over assisted suicide stance (Christian Medical Comment)

BMA reiterates opposition to assisted dying (Life)

No place for licensed killers on the NHS (Daily Mail)

BPAS tells pregnant women sex selective abortions are legal (Christian Concern)

Bioethicists: UK rushing for GM babies despite concerns (Christian Institute)