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July 2019
News > Ethics

Abortions at record high in England and Wales

There were more than 200,000 abortions in England and Wales last year, the highest number ever recorded. Over the past ten years rates have been increasing among older women aged over 35, figures from the Department of Health and Social Care show. In total, there were 200,608 abortions in women living in England and Wales in 2018. Rates have gone up in women aged 30-34 and the over 35s – from 6.7 to 9.2 per 1,000 women between 2008 and 2018. Almost all abortions were funded by the NHS and repeat abortions were at their highest level in ten years. More than 50,000 women had...

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July 2019
News > International > Media

The pro-life movie causing abortion clinic workers to rethink

Ever since the days of Roe v Wade, the red tide of deaths of unborn children by abortion has grown astronomically. In the years 2010-2014 alone, over 56 million children were killed each year by abortions worldwide (Guttmacher Institute, March 2018). However, by God’s providence, there have been several key developments in the fight for life in the United States both in the media and in state legislature. Starting initially as a volunteer in 2001, Abby Johnson became the youngest director of a Planned Parenthood clinic and was later named ‘Employee of the Year’ (2008) for her pro-choice activism and her clinic’s ‘prestigious’ record of...

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Article

July 2019
Articles > Comment

The devastation of abortion

News that abortion numbers have hit a record high in England and Wales is devastating. It’s devastating to the lives that have been lost. It’s devastating to the women who have gone through those procedures. It’s devastating to society as a whole. But worst of all, its devastating in the sight of God – the giver of life. As evangelicals who believe the Bible, we know that life begins at conception. In the Psalms David can say he was sinful from the moment his mother conceived him, because that’s when his life began. Most compellingly of all, Jesus was incarnated as an embryo in Mary’s...

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June 2019
News > International

US: Indiana ushers in pro-life laws

The governor of the US state of Indiana has signed two new pro-life bills into law, protecting the lives of the unborn and the conscience rights of medics. The first piece of legislation bans the use of ‘dilation and evacuation’ (D&E) abortions, which are the most common form of abortion between 13 and 24 weeks in the womb. Nurses, pharmacists and physician assistants will also now be able to refuse to participate in abortions or dispense abortifacient drugs if it violates their conscience, thanks to the second new law. This extends the conscience protection rights beyond doctors and other workers who were already covered. Mike...

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June 2019
News > Ethics

Abortion report undermines Northern Ireland devolution

A report on abortion law in Northern Ireland makes recommendations that will undermine devolution and bypass the Northern Ireland Assembly, public policy charity CARE has warned. At the end of April, the Women and Equalities Committee (WEC) Report on abortion law in Northern Ireland recommended that devolution be by-passed, and abortion legalised in Northern Ireland in cases of so called ‘fatal foetal abnormality’. However, CARE warned that abortion is a devolved matter and has been the responsibility of the Northern Ireland Assembly since 1921. Moreover, none of the MPs on the committee represent Northern Ireland constituencies, and the Committee was not even unanimous in recommending...

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March 2019
News > International

US: New York State legalises abortion up to birth

The American state of New York has passed ‘horrific’ legislation which allows abortions up to the point of birth in many cases. Democratic state governor, Andrew Cuomo, directed the One World Trade Center and other landmarks to be lit in pink to celebrate the passage of the ‘Reproductive Health Act (RHA)’. Under the new law, non-doctors are now allowed to conduct abortions and the procedure could be done until the mother’s due date if the woman’s health is endangered or if the foetus is not viable. The previous law only allowed abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy if a woman’s life was at risk. The...

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March 2019
News > Ethics

Woman launches court case to liberalise abortion law in NI

Abortion activist Sarah Ewart has started a court case to force the liberalisation of the abortion law in Northern Ireland. She has launched a judicial review of the legislation in Northern Ireland, and the case will be ruled upon by judges in the High Court. It comes after a previous Supreme Court appeal, led by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC), failed last year. In that case, the judges said Northern Ireland’s ban on abortion was incompatible with human rights laws in the case of fatal foetal abnormality and sexual crime. However, the case failed because the judges said the NIHRC did not have...

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