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October 2017
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Ethics – Marie Stopes squalor

Around eleven women have had to be taken to hospital from Marie Stopes abortion clinics over the past three months, it has emerged. Of these, one needed surgery to repair her cervix, two received blood transfusions and another had a bacterial infection. Marie Stopes has already come under fire for a number of health…

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September 2017
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Ethics – Abortion case fees

Pro-life campaigner Aisling Hubert has had a claim filed with the European Court of Human Rights against the prohibitive costs she suffered, as a result of her private prosecution. As mentioned in previous editions of Evangelical Times, Miss Hubert launched a private prosecution against two doctors who had verbally agreed to perform ‘gender-abortions’, in…

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September 2017
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Ethics – Dangerous agenda

The government must not press ahead with its plans on transsexualism, according to a gay man who acted as speech writer to a cabinet minister. Graeme Archer, writing for Conservative home, said making it easier for people to change their biological sex would endanger young people. In his article, he criticised moves by Equalities…

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September 2017
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Ethics – People trafficking

More than 45.8m people globally are being exploited in modern day forms of slavery, in 167 countries across the world, latest figures have warned. Recent statistics from the National Crime Agency (NCA) show the number of people found in situations of possible exploitation is increasing. However, the 3,805 people referred to the NCA in…

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September 2017
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Ethics – Women at risk

A consultation on the Gender Recognition Act will be published in the autumn. Earlier this year, government leaders, such as Prime Minister Theresa May, and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn both spoke out in favour of allowing people to self-identify. However, Simon Calvert, deputy director of public affairs at the Christian Institute, warned that women,…

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August 2017
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Ethics – New UK abortion bill

Baroness Nicholson, a former director of the Save the Children Foundation, and a former member of the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Human Rights, has secured a first reading of her Abortion (Foetus Protection) Bill. The bill is trying to bring the abortion time limit in line with the median for most European…

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August 2017
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Ethics – Astonishing BMA vote

The British Medical Association’s vote to decriminalise abortion has been slammed by Andrea Williams, chief executive of Christian Concern. Earlier this summer, the British Medical Association (BMA) held a vote at its annual meeting, in which it voted in favour of decriminalising abortion. As a result, the organisation will adopt a pro-abortion stance as…

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August 2017
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Ethics – Abortion in Northern Ireland

In June 2017, all three judges in Belfast’s Court of Appeal ruled that Northern Ireland’s (NI) current abortion law was not incompatible with human rights. NI’s laws on abortion are stricter than those in England and Wales. This came as a result of pro-choice campaigners, riding on the coat-tails of popular opinion, given the…

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August 2017
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Ethics – Freedom of conscience

Pharmacists are free to practice according to their conscience, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has agreed. In new guidelines, the GPhC overwrote old guidance, which could have seen Christians have to choose between their faith or their job. This is because they may have been forced to provide access to abortifacient drugs. The GPhC…

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August 2017
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Ethics – Charlie Gard dilemma

The mother of a baby with a similar condition to Charlie Gard has urged his parents to never give up on their battle to save their son. According to a report in the Evening Standard (11 July), Eman Muhammad, 33, was told her baby girl, Mira, had a rare genetic condition and would not…

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Ethics – Pregnancy advice centre

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August 2017
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Ethics – Pregnancy advice centre

Sheffield is getting a new Christian pregnancy advice centre (PAC) to help women with the difficult decisions they need to make about their pregnancies. The aims of the Sheffield PAC are to save the lives of babies, minimise regret among women and present a Christian worldview for life. Things have been busy behind the…

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July 2017
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Ethics – Gay cake hearing set for October

Northern Irish bakers at the centre of the ‘gay cake’ legal controversy have been granted the right to take their appeal to the UK Supreme Court in October 2017. The ‘gay cake’ case is to go before judges sitting in the highest court in the land, to consider a possible appeal by the Belfast-based…

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