Abortion rate in Scotland hits a ten-year high

“The statistics reveal a catastrophic failure of the Scottish government’s policy on abortion.” Self-administered at home abortions now account for a third of all abortions in Scotland. By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children The number of abortions carried out in Scotland has reached its highest point in a decade, official statistics reveal. …

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VICTORY: Scottish university drops ban on pro-life groups

By Dorothy Cummings McLean GLASGOW, Scotland, November 1, 2018 ― A Scottish university has conceded that its ban on pro-life groups is discriminatory and a violation of freedom of speech. According to the Glasgow Herald, the students association at Strathclyde University in Glasgow voted to drop its ban on campus pro-life groups after its board …

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UK Govt “looking closely” at SPUC’s legal challenge to DIY abortions in Scotland

The full hearing will take place on May 14 and 15 By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children SPUC’s legal challenge to the Scottish Government’s plan to designate the home as a place the abortion pill can be taken will have implications for the whole of the UK, it emerged yesterday. On the …

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Pressure mounts on Scottish govt to stop providing abortions to women from Northern Ireland and allowing women to take abortion pills at home

Polls tell Government to stop meddling in the affairs of other jurisdictions By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Following polling which shows that the Scottish National Party is out of touch with public opinion on abortion, pressure is mounting for the SNP administration to drop its two recent interventions in abortion policy …

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SPUC Scotland gives Scottish Govt. three weeks to drop home abortion policy

Lawyers acting for SPUC Scotland have written to Dr. Catherine Calderwood, Scotland’s chief medical officer, warning her to drop plans to allow women to take abortion pills at home. If she does not respond within three weeks, SPUC Scotland intends to mount a judicial review of the proposals. Legal challenge to threat to women’s health In …

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Scotland and Wales to follow England and fund abortions for women from Northern Ireland

Editor’s note. This comes from SPUC–the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children–and is reposted with permission. The Scottish Government and the Welsh Assembly have both said that they will follow the UK Government in offering free abortions for women from Northern Ireland. In a sudden government u-turn last week, the [British] Government announced that the …

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Abortions for reasons of disability continue to mount in Scotland

By Dave Andrusko Kudos to the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) for alerting pro-lifers to the new statistics on abortion coming out of Scotland. As NRL News Today has explained in prior posts, the status of abortion in United Kingdom –England, Scotland, and Wales–is covered by the 1967 Abortion Act. Alas, it …

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Members of Scottish Parliament still overwhelmingly against assisted suicide

Poll taken by pro-assisted suicide group By Dave Andrusko You could almost visualize the disappointment in the story written by Mark McLaughlin for The Times [of London] about the responses of Members of the Scottish Parliament, headlined, “Half of MSPs opposed to assisted dying.” After one failed legislative initiative after another; after one poll after …

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Woman who aborted to care for teenager daughter’s baby will be the face of Scotland’s “Don’t Stop A Beating Heart” campaign

By Dave Andrusko Last week NRL News Today wrote about the formation of a new pro-life umbrella group to thwart any attempt to expand abortion in Scotland. The name of organization is “Don’t Stop A Beating Heart” and is being coordinated by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children /Scotland. The reason for the …

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Scottish Pro-life groups form new group to fight proposed extension of abortion time limits as Westminster prepares to transer power to Scottish Parliment

By Rachel McKenzie Editor’s note. This comes from our friends at the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children/Scotland. Scotland’s largest pro-life group is behind a formidable new coalition which will spearhead the campaign against proposals to extend abortion time limits when new powers are devolved [transferred] to the Scottish Parliament. The Society for the …

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New pro-life umbrella group forms in Scotland to fend off liberalization of abortion law

By Dave Andrusko Back in November, NRL News Today wrote about the aftermath of the British House of Commons’ 350 to 183 vote to grant the Scottish Parliament control over abortion laws (it’s called “devolving abortion policy”). Although the Scottish government has consistently said it planned no change in the abortion law, both sides–but especially …

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House of Commons votes to grant Scotland control over abortion laws

By Dave Andrusko I had meant to write on this for the past few weeks, but didn’t, probably because home rule in Scotland in the context of abortion is something I know little about. But thankfully, after the House of Commons voted yesterday 350 to 183 to grant the Scottish Parliament control over abortion laws …

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