“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. …Continue reading "Abortion rate in Scotland hits a ten-year high"
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 …Continue reading "UK Govt “looking closely” at SPUC’s legal challenge to DIY abortions in Scotland"
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 …Continue reading "Pressure mounts on Scottish govt to stop providing abortions to women from Northern Ireland and allowing women to take abortion pills at home"
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 …Continue reading "SPUC Scotland gives Scottish Govt. three weeks to drop home abortion policy"
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 …Continue reading "Scotland and Wales to follow England and fund abortions for women from Northern Ireland"
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 …Continue reading "Abortions for reasons of disability continue to mount in Scotland"
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 …Continue reading "Members of Scottish Parliament still overwhelmingly against assisted suicide"
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 …Continue reading "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 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 …Continue reading "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 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 …Continue reading "New pro-life umbrella group forms in Scotland to fend off liberalization of abortion law"
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 …Continue reading "House of Commons votes to grant Scotland control over abortion laws"
By Michael Cook A bill which would legalize assisted suicide in Scotland contains “significant flaws,” according to a parliamentary committee. Although most of the committee opposes the principle of the bill, they have decided to allow it to pass to the whole Scottish Parliament for a final decision. The bill was introduced by former MSP …Continue reading "Scotland’s assisted suicide bill whacked by committee"