Irish Pro-Life Campaign welcomes fourteenth consecutive year in which the number of women traveling to Britain for abortions has dropped

The number of women travelling to Britain for abortions has decreased for the fourteenth consecutive year according to official statistics released by the British Department of Health Monday. In 2015, 3,451 women travelled from Ireland to England and Wales to have an abortion, down from 3,735 in 2014. This represents a continual decline in the …

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British CPS blocks prosecutions of abortionists caught on tape agreeing to sex-selection abortions

By Dave Andrusko In an incredible, albeit not unexpected, turn of events, Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has potentially opened the door to sex-selection abortion on demand. In 2013, the CPS decided it “was not in the public interest” to prosecute two abortionists caught on tape agreeing to abort because the mother did not want …

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Controversy follows decision not to prosecute British abortionists accused of willingness to practice sex-selection abortion

By Dave Andrusko The decision by the (British) Crown Prosecution Service not to prosecute two abortionists who allegedly offered to perform abortions on women who did not want a baby girl has stirred up a hornet’s nest of outrage. ”Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has written to [attorney general] Dominic Grieve asking for ‘urgent clarification’ after the …

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Falconer assisted suicide bill is unsafe, say British Lords

By Michael Cook With euthanasia and assisted suicide on the legislative agenda in a number of jurisdictions around the world, there is a blizzard of reports for and against. A British group called Living and Dying Well, composed mostly of members of the House of Lords, and chaired by a barrister and a palliative care …

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Germany has independent abortion counseling and an abortion rate less than half of Britain’s

Editor’s note. Peter Saunders is CEO of the Christian Medical Fellowship, a “UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members.” The following entry, which ran Sunday, is about a proposal in Great Britain that Saunders describes as follows: “Tory MP [Member of Parliament] Nadine Dorries is currently rallying support for an …

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Sunday Telegraph story on government tightening abortion rules is dangerously misleading

Editor’s note. This appeared yesterday on the blog of John Smeaton, executive director of the British pro-life organization “Save Our Unwanted Child” {SPUC}. A story in the Sunday Telegraph this morning is boldly headlined: “Abortion rules are set to be tightened by the Government in the biggest shake-up in a generation”. The story goes on …

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The case of M could establish very dangerous precedents that would place the lives of many sick and disabled people in danger

Editor’s note. This appears on the blog of the Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization. The case of M, a woman who suffered severe brain damage as a result of encephalitis in 2003, has just had its third day of hearings before Justice Baker (pictured) in the Court of Protection. M’s sister and partner want …

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Duty to Die Gains Traction in UK

By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. The appears on Wesley’s terrific blog. The so-called “duty to die” has been quietly discussed in bioethics for more than a decade.  Now, a major British Medical Association leader proposed an implicit duty to die by stating that terminally ill people may have to be denied life-extending treatments due …

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