Young people in Britain mirror their American counterparts: more and more pro-life

By Dave Andrusko A friend from England forwarded me a story that appeared in The Spectator yesterday that ran under the arresting headline, “For me and an increasing number of young people, each abortion is a death: Disquiet about abortion is growing among 18- to 24-year-olds.” It’s written by Daniel Hitchens, who describes himself as …

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Christians must speak out about the Marris Bill on assisted suicide in England and Wales

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship. The following is excerpted from pjsaunders.blogspot.com. Labour Member of Parliament (MP) Rob Marris wants to legalise assisted suicide in England and Wales. His Assisted Dying (No 2) Bill would allow mentally competent adults (over 18) judged to have less than six …

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Hundreds of mourners attend funeral for abandoned baby

By Dave Andrusko Writing for the Daily Mail, Stephanie Linning wrote an achingly poignant story of hundreds of strangers who took time to mourn an unnamed baby laid to rest in Seafield Cemetery in Edinburgh, England. The baby boy, wrapped in a blanket and found on a railroad track, was laid to rest in a …

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“It is a Bill for the strong at the expense of the weak”–Baroness Jane Campbell

  Editor’s note. The following is a slightly edited version of Baroness Campbell’s speech to the House of Lords on Lord Falconer’s ‘Assisted Dying’ Bill. It first appeared as part of a story at the Daily Mail. The Daily Mail offered this introduction: “A hush fell over the House of Lords last week as severely …

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UK to Create “Suicide Courts?”

  By Wesley J. Smith Talk about a death panel! The House of Lords–pushed again to legalize assisted suicide–struggles with the nonsense of fashioning ”strict guidelines” to protect against abuse. (As I have repeatedly shown, guidelines don’t protect, they just give the illusion of control.) The latest scheme is to create what could be called …

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With only a single dissenting vote, Members of Parliament vote to clarify law to end “uncertainty” over legality of sex-selective abortions

  By Dave Andrusko Talk about great news and bad news, all in the same situation. Members of the British Parliament today overwhelmingly voted to ban abortions on the grounds of gender (girls, in almost all cases). Indeed, there was only one “no.” 181 MPs voted in favor of the Abortion (Sex-Selection) Bill, which MP …

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Lord Falconer’s “Assisted Dying Bill” draws opposition across the political spectrum

  By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Lord Falconer’s ‘Assisted Dying Bill’ seeks to legalise assisted suicide (but not euthanasia) for mentally competent adults (older than 18) with less …

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The DPP needs to explain to Parliament why she has effectively decriminalised physician assisted suicide

  By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. In an astounding about face for the Crown Prosecution Service , the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Alison Saunders, has rewritten her …

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Why Lord Carey is so desperately wrong about legalising assisted suicide

  By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Lord Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury, has surprisingly come out today in favour of Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill which is …

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British Health Secretary to issue guidelines clarifying that sex-selection abortions are illegal

  By Dave Andrusko Controversies over sex-selection abortions and evidence that physicians are avoiding what few requirements for abortions there are continue to roil the waters in England. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is addressing them both, according to The Telegraph. First the background. There was a tremendous row (which has somewhat tapered off) when it …

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British High Court Justice gives 13-year-old the “right” to abort her baby

  Baby was 21 weeks old when case first heard in Mid-March By Dave Andrusko A British High Court justice has given a 13-year-old girl the go ahead to abort her unborn baby, The Daily Mail reported last week. Health authority bosses had asked Justice Nicholas Mostyn to determine whether the girl, identified only as …

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London High Court rules National Health Service not required to pay for abortions of women coming to England from Northern Ireland

  By Dave Andrusko A girl identified only as “A” has lost her lawsuit demanding that pregnant women traveling from Northern Ireland to England should have their abortions paid for by the National Health Service (NHS). In October 2012, along with her mother, the then-15 year old “A” traveled to England to have an abortion …

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