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MARCH 2016

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BPAS push for abortion on demand

Using the tagline “We Trust Women” the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, BPAS, have launched a campaign to remove the current requirement that, before having an abortion, two doctors must decide whether a woman meets the criteria laid out in the 1967 Abortion Act. They argue that it denies a woman’s “fundamental human right” to control her own body. Read more……..

Assisted suicide numbers on the rise in Oregon

There have been reports in the media of the increase in physician-assisted suicides in the state of Oregon in the United States, following the release of the figures for 2015. Read more.……..

Northern Ireland update

Following on from Justice Horner’s decision that the current abortion laws in Northern Ireland contravene a woman’s human rights (as reported in January’s Image News), the issue has been discussed in the Assembly again.

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BBC documentary about assisted suicide

On 10th February, the BBC showed a documentary, called “Simon’s Choice” about a British man’s journey to end his life at an assisted suicide clinic in Basel, Switzerland, in November 2015. Read more……..

BBC – “shameless bias against right-to-life”

The BBC’s charter agreement requires it to maintain impartiality on all controversial issues, with section 44 saying the corporation must “do all it can to ensure that controversial subjects are treated with due accuracy and impartiality in all relevant output.” However the BBC’s official style guide, which applies to thousands of BBC journalists across the world, states, “Avoid pro-abortion, and use pro-choice instead. The style guide also says, “And use anti-abortion rather than pro-life. Read more……..

Landmark abortion case being heard in United States

On Wednesday 4th March, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments challenging recently made regulations in the abortion law of Texas. Two regulations were passed by the Texas Legislature in 2013 and were supposed to have come into effect in July 2015:  

Abortion doctor has suspension lifted

One of the doctors suspended after being caught on camera agreeing to an abortion on gender grounds has had his ban lifted. The news came to light in 2012 after he was filmed on camera by the Telegraph newspaper@ and was originally banned for three months in October 2015. Read more……….