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Belgium proposes ‘death on demand’ law

The country with the world’s most liberal and permissive euthanasia policy is considering whether to extend it even further. The opposition socialist party has submitted proposals which would prohibit doctors from denying requests for euthanasia and is expected to be supported by many of its parliamentary members. Read more>

Global trend for sex-selective abortions identified

There have been reports from various media outlets recently about research which suggests the scale of sex-selective abortions taking place is worse than has been previously acknowledged. A new study has been published by the Charlotte Lozier Institute (a U.S-based research group) which has found statistics which suggest imbalanced sex ratios amongst certain ethnic groups. Read more>

“A living testament to the unreliability of scans”

Spectator article by Mary Wakefield

The commissioning editor of The Spectator, Mary Wakefield, has written about her experiences of a misdiagnosis of the fatal condition IUGR (intra-uterine growth restriction) for her unborn baby when she was five months pregnant. Whilst recalling the chilling moment she and her husband were bluntly told “placenta is failing. Baby will not grow,” and her realisation that the dreams she had held for her baby would no longer happen, she calls upon better training for sonographers, who are not trained to deal with anxious parents and display an alarming attitude towards the unborn; “it was quite clear from the way he spoke that he assumed we’d bin this malformed kid and start again.”  Read more>

Don’t Screen Us Out Parliament Demonstration

We reported in January’s image news on a new screening blood test which has inadvertently caused more problems than the one it was designed to solve. The “NIPT” blood test is non-invasive and makes use of cell free DNA from the fetus (cfDNA) circulating in the mother’s blood. Read more>

Not in Our Name Campaign

We announced in the March edition of image news that UK abortion provider, BPAS, have launched a campaign to legalise abortion-on-demand, up-to-birth, for any reason.

This campaign is being supported by a number of pro-abortion lobby groups but surprisingly includes the Royal College of Midwives. This extreme abortion up-to-birth position has been adopted without any consultation with members of the College whatsoever according to the Not in Our Name campaign which is urging midwives, maternity support workers and student midwives to take action now by putting their names  to a public joint letter to the Royal College of Midwives.  Read more>