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October 2020
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

A day of national tragedy

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, was a day of national tragedy, made all the more poignant by the fact that few will regard it as such. On that day Members of Parliament in Westminster voted 253 to 136 to impose radical new abortion laws on Northern Ireland. The regulations make abortion on-demand available until 24…

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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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August 2020
News > Society

Campaigners fail in their bid to legalise abortion on demand

Pro-abortion MPs have failed in an attempt to introduce abortion on demand in England and Wales. The radical plan came in the form of a proposed amendment to the government’s Domestic Abuse Bill. But the Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, did not select Labour MP Diana Johnson’s amendment to repeal…

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August 2020
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An undercover investigation reveals ‘illegal’ and ‘unsafe’ home abortions

A Christian group has conducted an undercover investigation and accused abortion providers of putting women at risk by breaking the rules for distributing termination pills. Christian Concern commissioned a public health consultant, Kevin Duffy, to carry out a research exercise. Eight volunteers took part in an industry standard ‘mystery client’ exercise to see if…

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August 2020
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Judicial review granted over DIY ‘at home’ abortions

The Court of Appeal has reversed the decision of the High Court to reject Christian Concern’s legal challenge against the legalisation of DIY abortions. In the order published, Lord Justice Lewison ruled it was ‘arguable’ that the Health Secretary Matt Hancock exceeded his powers under the 1967 Abortion Act when he designated ‘a pregnant…

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July 2020
News > Ethics > Society

Stormont ‘sends a message’ against new abortion laws imposed by Westminster

The Northern Ireland (NI) Assembly has voted to pass a motion to reject recent changes to abortion laws in Northern Ireland. The new abortion regulations, drawn up by Westminster while Stormont was not sitting, came into force in March after a vote in 2019. The motion, brought by the DUP, passed by 46 votes…

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July 2020
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

The trouble with ‘The UK Blessing’

In the month of May a video called The UK Blessing, produced by 65 churches from all over the UK, went viral, reaching more than 2.5 million views within just a couple of weeks. Its main director, Tim Hughes, received an award from the Prime Minister, who called the video a ‘sensational singing masterpiece’.…

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