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All articles & reviews tagged with abortion

News

January 2018
News > Ethics

Ethics – Abortion rights for under-16s20

Children under the age of 16 from Northern Ireland are to be offered abortions, free of charge, in England. Controversial new plans from Westminster would see the children being given their travel and accommodation free, with no legal requirement for any parental consent for the procedure. The decision, by Rt Hon. Justine Greening MP,…

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November 2017
News > Society

Society – The fight against abortion: ‘green shoots of life’ in Sheffield

Can you believe that there have been over one billion abortions worldwide? The latest UK figures, alone, demonstrate that more than one in five pregnancies end in abortion meaning that on average 523 abortions were carried out every day in England and Wales. It is truly shocking, but how do we even begin to…

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November 2017
News

The precious life of a baby boy, saved by the amazing providence of God

How true are William Cowper’s words about providence: ‘God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform’! Little did I think, when I wrote a letter to the local and national Scottish press, about the desperate need to repeal the Abortion Act, that it would save someone’s life far away in the Gambia.…

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November 2017
News > Ethics > Society

The Christian Institute comments on a shameful anniversary

On 27 October 1967, the Abortion Act was passed by Parliament. For 50 years, it has been legal in England, Wales and Scotland to kill an unborn child in the womb. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) was formed in 1966 to campaign against the Act, followed by LIFE in 1970.…

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November 2017
News > Ethics > Society

Christian Concern comments on the grim realities of abortion

27 October 2017 marks 50 years since abortion in certain circumstances became legal according to British law. While the Abortion Act (1967) currently only allows abortions when the mother or child’s physical or mental health is at risk of permanent damage, the law is rarely honoured, even in its flawed current form, and reports…

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Article

November 2017
Articles > Scientific (including creation)

Euthanasia for disabled babies? — another fruit of evolutionary thinking

Professor Jerry Coyne is an evolutionary biologist at the University of Chicago, a prominent critic of creationists and author of Faith vs. fact: why science and religion are incompatible.1 In his blog (which goes under the name ‘Why Evolution is True’), he recently argued for the euthanising of severely disabled new-born babies.2 Coyne asks, ‘If…

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November 2017
Articles > Cultural and Ethical > News > Ethics > Society

50 years of shame

Anniversaries are how we mark out our history. Some are welcome, others are not; some are humdrum, others are special. This year, two are extra special: a 500th and a 50th. Both changed our world. The first ushered in the wonderful gospel freedoms of the Protestant Reformation. The second is the passing of the…

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