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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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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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November 2017
News > Ethics

Action against abortion continues

In 1967 — 50 years ago — the UK Abortion Act was passed by Parliament. It was passed in October 1967 and came into effect in April 1968. Since then, although some are pushing for even more liberal legislation, increasing numbers of ordinary people are calling for a radical reversal. Since 1967, according to…

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September 2017
News > Media

Media – Pro-life advert upheld

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has rejected complaints made against ‘Both Lives Matter’ (BLM) about a billboard campaign. In January 2017, BLM ran two billboards, which claimed, ‘100,000 people are alive today because of our laws on abortion. Why change that?’ Fourteen complainants argued this claim was misleading and could not be substantiated. The…

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September 2017
News > Ethics

Ethics – Abortion case fees

Pro-life campaigner Aisling Hubert has had a claim filed with the European Court of Human Rights against the prohibitive costs she suffered, as a result of her private prosecution. As mentioned in previous editions of Evangelical Times, Miss Hubert launched a private prosecution against two doctors who had verbally agreed to perform ‘gender-abortions’, in…

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August 2017
News > Ethics

Ethics – New UK abortion bill

Baroness Nicholson, a former director of the Save the Children Foundation, and a former member of the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Human Rights, has secured a first reading of her Abortion (Foetus Protection) Bill. The bill is trying to bring the abortion time limit in line with the median for most European…

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