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April 2021
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Book positively reviewed by ET is banned by Amazon

A book which questions the prevailing narrative of the transgender agenda has been banned by online retail giant Amazon. When Harry Became Sally, by Ryan Anderson, was published in 2018 and gained a positive review in the pages of ET. The book ‘exposes the contrast between the media’s sunny depiction of gender fluidity and…

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April 2021
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Improved but still dangerous, Scottish hate crimes bill passed by Holyrood

Scotland’s controversial new hate crimes bill has been passed by a majority of MSPs in the Scottish Parliament. Free speech campaigners say although the bill has been improved, it still presents a real danger to freedom of expression. When the bill was first introduced, atheists said they would use the new laws to ban…

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March 2021
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Down’s abortions set to increase as new NHS tests begin in June

Abortions of babies with a diagnosis of Down’s syndrome in the womb are likely to increase in number after Public Health England (PHE) stated it would introduce its controversial screening test across the NHS from June 2021. Despite strong lobbying and campaigning against the screening test, PHE announced that the non-invasive prenatal testing technique…

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February 2021
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BBC criticised for suicide messaging on puberty blockers

Concerns have been raised about an article on the BBC News website which suggested teenagers may take their own lives if they can’t get access to transgender treatments. A recent ruling in the High Court decided that younger teenagers shouldn’t be allowed to choose for themselves to take life-altering puberty blockers. But the BBC…

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January 2021
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Victory for student midwife banned over pro-life views

A midwifery student who was banned from her hospital placement over her pro-life views has won an apology and settlement from her university. Julia Rynkiewicz was suspended from her placement after a lecturer at the University of Nottingham reported her involvement with the university’s Students for Life society. She was subject to a four-month…

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January 2021
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Consultation on allowing DIY abortions in England

The government has launched a public consultation on whether to allow women and girls in England to take abortion pills at home. A medical abortion requires two pills to be taken. Until recently, the first pill for a medical abortion had to be taken in a hospital or clinic, and only the second pill…

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November 2020
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NHS taken to court in landmark legal case against children’s gender clinic

A woman who was given puberty blockers as a teenager has taken legal action against an NHS clinic in a landmark trial in the High Court. Keira Bell, now aged 23, was just a teenager when she was given hormone blockers and cross-sex hormones to give her the appearance of being male. Having since…

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October 2020
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Christian rugby star refuses to ‘take a knee’ for BLM

Christian rugby star Billy Vunipola has defended his decision not to kneel in support of Black Lives Matter. For the restart of Premiership rugby matches following lockdown, all clubs chose to show their support for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. The Saracens, the club for which Mr Vunipola plays, were asked if they…

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October 2020
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Teenage girl to challenge prosecutor’s impartiality

A teenage girl who challenged the Crown Prosecution Service over guidance it had put in place for schools earlier this year is now taking them to the High Court. The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, applied to the High Court for a Judicial Review in September over the CPS’s continued membership…

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September 2020
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Murder enquiry and two maternal deaths revealed in NHS ‘home abortions’ email

An email from an NHS chief midwife reveals a murder investigation has been launched into the death of a newborn baby after the mother took home abortion pills. The email says the baby may have been aborted after birth, and it also reveals that two mothers died after taking abortion pills at home. The…

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July 2020
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Judge decides patient can die rather than live with stoma bag

A judge has ruled that a patient with bowel problems should be allowed to die rather than live with a stoma bag. A stoma is an opening in the abdomen and a bag is attached to collect faeces or urine. One bowel cancer charity said it was ‘tragic’ that death is seen as a…

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July 2020
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Scottish bill will ‘close down’ free speech

The Scottish Government has come under increasing pressure to modify its Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill, with critics warning it can be weaponised to destroy free speech. The bill seeks to extend the current laws on ‘hate crimes’ against particular characteristics, including religion, race, sexual orientation, and transgender identity. Ciarán Kelly, deputy…

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