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MAY 2015

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Ruth Stunell’s Great Manchester Run

On Sunday 10th May 2015 the 10K Great Manchester Run will take place and Dr Ruth Stunell will be running for image! Please support Ruth and image  by making a donation and leaving a message of support. read more……..

Institutionalised abuse? - “The state itself grooms children for sex”

The recent review of sexual exploitation and abuse of more than 350 young girls in Oxfordshire showed concern that, “Lack of understanding led to insufficient inquiry.”  The author of the review concludes, “There was …. an acceptance of a degree of underage sexual activity that reflects a wider reluctance (by society) to consider something ‘wrong’  read more…….

Challenge Team UK

Challenge Team have completed their recent tour, visiting 30 schools and reaching over 5000 pupils. The Challenge Team presentation is designed to educate, inspire and equip young people to practise a lifestyle that is challenging but possible and worthwhile. The presentation consists of dramatisations, personal stories, interaction and short talks, interspersed with lots of humour. read more……..

Call for freedom to protect life

Image news has previously reported the case of the two Scottish midwives Connie Wood and Mary Doogan who have been told that the Supreme Court in London that they may face dismissal if they refuse to supervise abortions.

In November 2013, Höglandssjukhuset women’s clinic rescinded a job offer as a midwife from Ellinor Grimmark after she explained that she could not perform abortions because of her Christian faith. The head of the maternity ward left her a telephone message saying that “she was no longer welcome to work with them” and questioned “whether a person with such views actually can become a midwife.” read more……..

“Public ignored in NI abortion consultation”

Christian Institute report that  Northern Ireland’s Department of Justice is recommending weakening abortion law in the Province, despite overwhelming opposition shown in its own consultation.   Justice Minister David Ford’s consultation, which ran from October 2014 to January 2015, asked for views on allowing abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality and sexual crime. A press release on the Department of Justice website claims there is a “substantial body of support” for the changes.

This is disputed by the Christian Institute who report that, “the vast majority of the 25,320 responses – including petition signatures, and letters from individuals and organisations – were against changing the law. Just 0.7 per cent of responses were in favour.” read more……..

Access to EC increases STI rates

A new recent US study is the first to estimate the impact of making the morning-after pill available over the counter without prescription.  The study considered the impact on abortions and risky sexual behaviour as measured by sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates.

Dr Karen Mulligan, Associate Professor of economics and finance at Middle Tennessee State University, found that providing individuals with over-the-counter access to emergency contraception (EC) leads to increased STI rates and has no effect on abortion rates. read more……..