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March 2020
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Court rejects assisted suicide legal challenge

Terminally ill man, Phil Newby, has been refused a judicial review to challenge the law on assisted dying. Judges at the Court of Appeal said the court was ‘not an appropriate forum for the discussion of the sanctity of life’. Under the current law it is illegal in England and Wales to encourage or…

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March 2020
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Student midwife fights back after wrongful suspension

A midwifery student who was forced to suspend her studies at the University of Nottingham because of her involvement with a pro-life group is launching a formal complaint. Julia Rynkiewicz, who was in her final year, was subjected to a four month long Fitness to Practise investigation over her involvement with the ‘Nottingham Students…

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March 2020
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Government urged not to bring Down’s abortions into NI law

More than 1,400 people with Down’s syndrome and their families have called on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to introduce abortions up to birth for Down’s syndrome in Northern Ireland (NI). A letter from 1,413 signatories has urged Mr Johnson to clarify that disability-selective abortion for Down’s syndrome will not be introduced to…

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February 2020
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Down’s syndrome test has led to sharp drop in birth rates

The number of Down’s syndrome babies carried to term has dropped by nearly one-third in the space of just four years, a Freedom of Information Act request has revealed. Campaigners from the Don’t Screen Us Out group issued a series of FOI requests, which showed that the number of babies born with Down’s syndrome…

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January 2020
News > Ethics > Youth

New kids book to counter the ‘born in the wrong body’ lie

A children’s author and poet has written a book to counteract the explosion in gender ideology that teaches children they can be born in the wrong body. According to The Times newspaper, Rachel Rooney’s book, My Body is Me, addresses concerns about the new sex education and relationships lessons that start next September. Rooney…

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January 2020
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Lack of protection for Christians who believe in biblical marriage

The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) has failed to recognise serious concerns about freedom of expression regarding the introduction of same-sex marriage, the Christian Institute (CI) has warned. According to Simon Calvert, deputy director for public affairs at the CI, the NIO was warned of possible legal action over the lack of protections for churches…

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December 2019
News > Education > Ethics

New guide to debunk schools equality myths

A new guide for parents and pupils aims to debunk the myths surrounding what schools in Great Britain are required to do because of the Equality Act. The guide is called Equipped for Equality and is published by The Christian Institute. It is written primarily for parents and pupils, although others may find it…

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December 2019
News > Ethics > Religious liberty

Man arrested for praying outside abortion clinic

A wheelchair-using Christian man has been arrested and charged for praying out loud within an exclusion zone outside an abortion clinic. Christian Hacking, 29, was audibly but peacefully praying outside the Marie Stopes clinic in Ealing, London. He was carried away by police after he refused to stop. According to a court order, people…

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September 2019
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Welsh smacking ban will cost millions

Welsh Assembly plans to criminalise parents that smack their children will cost millions of pounds, senior politicians in Wales have admitted. In July, the official consultation on the proposed smacking legislation revealed not only were there high levels of public opposition but also the costs of implementing the bill could be between £2.3m and…

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August 2019
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Christian doctor in court over his refusal to use transgender pronouns

An experienced doctor has appeared at Birmingham Employment Tribunal after he was sacked for refusing to use transgender pronouns. Dr David Mackereth, 56, had been an A&E doctor for 26 years in the NHS. But he lost his job doing assessments for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) because he refused to identify…

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August 2019
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Judges refuse to allow doctors to force an abortion on mentally ill woman

A pregnant woman with a mental age of between 6 and 9 years old has been allowed to keep her baby after the Court of Appeal overturned a Court of Protection decision to abort the child. The unnamed woman’s Catholic mother brought the legal challenge against doctors who attempted to force the termination in…

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July 2019
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Better protection for teachers over same-sex education

Draft guidance that threatened to silence any Christian teachers in independent schools who disagreed with same-sex marriage has been amended. The original wording of the Department for Education’s guidance for independent schools had originally suggested any schools not recognising same-sex unions would be breaking the law. This would have caught up any school run…

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