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January 2020
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UK abortion provider is behind calls for general election pledges

The UK’s largest abortion provider, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) was behind calls for general election candidates to pledge to introduce abortion up to birth. According to reports, the ‘my pledge, my choice’ campaign was launched at the end of November to deliberately target the political candidates and get them to pledge to…

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January 2020
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High Court ruling on euthanasia welcomed

Christian advocacy group CARE has welcomed a decision by the High Court to refuse a new challenge to the existing law on assisted suicide. Phil Newby, who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2014, had proposed that the court ‘test the evidence’ on assisted suicide, by examining a wide body of evidence from…

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January 2020
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Allow teenagers to have abortions at home after Skype chat, doctor says

Teenage girls should be allowed to take an abortion pill at home or school after a quick online video chat with a doctor via Skype or Facetime, a top doctor has said. The controversial proposals have been made by the president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). Lesley Regan wants the…

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January 2020
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Caretaker sues school over LGBT ‘mob rule’

A Christian pastor and school caretaker is taking legal action against his former employer, a school, over what the Christian Legal Centre (CLC) called ‘capitulating to mob rule’. Keith Waters, 53, sent a tweet stating that gay pride events were harmful to children and shouldn’t be attended by Christians. Following this, he experienced a…

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January 2020
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BBC highlights the suffering of transsexuals who detransition

A BBC Newsnight investigation has found growing numbers of transgender people are desperately trying to detransition – to change back to their birth gender. The programme, called Detransitioning: How do I go back to the Debbie I was?, revealed some people have to spend years on waiting lists before being seen by an expert.…

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January 2020
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School protest banned in gay teaching row

Parents will continue to be banned from protesting outside a school in opposition to new LGBT lessons, following a decision by the High Court. An exclusion zone will remain around Anderton Park school, in Birmingham. Campaigners have accused the city council of trying to silence debate. Many parents are concerned the lessons are not…

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December 2019
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Parents slam government for steering children towards transgender surgery

More than 30 UK families with transgender children are lobbying the government and the National Health Service over what they have called ‘state-sponsored sterilisation’. The campaign group, which is provisionally being called Our Duty, told The Times that medical professionals are steering confused children and young teenagers towards treatments that can leave them infertile.…

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November 2019
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Family wins the right to give their daughter chance of survival in Italy

The family of a seriously ill girl has won the right to take her to a hospital in Italy to receive treatment. Doctors in the UK wanted to end the life support of Tafida Raqeeb, aged five, but her family refused. The case ended up in court and the judge, Mr Justice MacDonald, sided…

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November 2019
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Controversial ‘named person’ scheme dropped

Plans to give every child in Scotland a state-mandated guardian – undermining the role of parents – have been dropped by the Scottish Government. Five years after the scheme was first proposed, Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced in Holyrood that it would not be going ahead. The original proposal tasked state guardians with…

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November 2019
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Hundreds of adults seek gender change reversal

Hundreds of young adults who were assigned a new gender while teenagers, are seeking to get a medical reversal back to their birth sex. According to a report from Sky News, a new charity is being set up to help people make the change back after undergoing gruelling gender conversion therapy. Charlie Evans, founder…

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November 2019
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No-fault divorce Bill dropped as Parliament is prorogued

A Bill to make divorce quicker and easier has fallen before it can become law following the proroguing of Parliament. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill was dropped as it had failed to pass all its parliamentary stages before the parliamentary session was wrapped up. Pro-family groups have welcomed the news. However, the plans…

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November 2019
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Poll shows majority against new abortion laws in Northern Ireland

Most people are against the forced and undemocratic imposition of new liberal abortion laws on Northern Ireland, a recent survey shows. The poll, weighted to reflect Northern Irish society, revealed a majority of 52 per cent oppose new laws being brought in, with fewer than 40 per cent in favour. Westminster politicians voted in…

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