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April 2017
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Ethics – Up-to-birth abortion Bill

Abortion up to birth, for any reason, could be permissible by law if a new Bill going through Parliament is passed. The Bill will remove all legal restrictions on abortion. There would be no grounds on which abortion could not take place and no ‘upper’ gestational time limit. According to the ‘Not in Our…

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April 2017
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Politics – Pharmacists and conscience

Pharmacists could be forced to act against their conscience under plans from the profession’s regulator, depending on the outcome of a consultation which was to finish in March. The General Pharmaceutical Council issued the consultation, which proposed amending its professional standards and supporting guidance — the code of conduct for pharmacy professionals.   As…

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April 2017
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Society – Sin’s insanity

Pregnant women in hospital are no longer allowed to be referred to as mothers, and women serving in the Royal Air Force cannot wear skirts on parade. These are the latest in a series of bizarre rulings aimed at reducing perceived offence to people who identify as ‘transgender’. According to a 14-page leaflet, called A…

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April 2017
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Politics – Heterosexual partnerships

Civil partnerships for heterosexuals — which were estimated to cost the taxpayer billions — have been blocked by the Court of Appeal in London. Judges ruled against Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, the couple who brought the expensive action, who claimed they had rejected the ‘sexist trappings’ of marriage and wanted heterosexual civil partnerships.…

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April 2017
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Mission – Grace Edinburgh reaches out

Grace Edinburgh has expressed gratitude to God for adding seven new members. This means its membership has doubled in the last year, and others are asking already about joining in the future. Grace Edinburgh thanks God for the warmth of fellowship, prayerfulness and love we enjoy. Every week the gospel is presented to unbelieving…

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April 2017
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Conference – Philippines pastors’ conference

The 2017 Philippines pastors’ conference was a time of blessing, encouragement and challenge. We had 390 delegates attend the three-day conference at Cubao Reformed Baptist Church, Manila, with many staying at the church in our make-do accommodation, on the floor of the Sunday school rooms. We had to really make use this year of…

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April 2017
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Persecution: Canada – Canadian mayor seeks to ban Graham

Billy Graham’s son, Franklin Graham, has gone ahead with his planned appearance at a Christian event in Canada despite attempts by the Vancouver mayor to drop the ‘contentious pastor’. In February, Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson asked the organisers of the Festival of Hope event, which happened between 3-5 March, to drop headline speaker Rev.…

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