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August 2020
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Church leaders challenge state’s lockdown authority

A group of 25 church leaders — including a former chaplain to the Queen — has filed a legal action to challenge the government’s decision to shut down churches during the Covid-19 crisis. Although the government has since allowed churches to reopen for gathered worship with restrictions in place, the group — supported by…

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August 2020
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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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Christian MP ‘furious’ that churches were not loud enough about reopening

Churches should have done more to pressurise the government to reopen places of worship, one Christian MP has said. Derek Thomas, Conservative MP for St Ives, said although he’s happy churches in England were allowed to reopen from 4th July, Christians could have done more to lobby on the issue. ‘I am inwardly furious,’…

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August 2020
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Boris thanks Christians for their prayers, and says ‘it seems to have worked’

The Prime Minister has thanked Christians who prayed for him while he was hospitalised with coronavirus earlier this year. Boris Johnson was speaking at the National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast, which was broadcast live from the Houses of Parliament. The annual event is organised by the cross-party group, Christians in Parliament. It exists to recognise…

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August 2020
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Scottish government U-turn after criticism over reopening churches

The Scottish government changed its mind last month to allow churches to reopen after the Covid-19 lockdown. Initially, Nicola Sturgeon’s government was going to force churches to remain closed for longer, even though pubs and restaurants were allowed to reopen. But following a huge backlash from churchgoers across the country the government in Edinburgh…

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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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