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Why have we become so scared of disability?

When I went to see the midwife at 36 weeks of pregnancy, I did not expect to find myself leaving in the back of an ambulance. My BP was 200/115 and there were 4 pluses of protein in my urine. My non-medical husband was bewildered […]

Buffer zones – a form of subverting freedom of speech and real choice

It would appear that once again, liberties are under threat of being curtailed by the proponents of the pro-abortion brigade. Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary, has called for ‘buffer zones’ around abortion clinics to ‘protect women from harassment.’ A buffer zone is an area […]

Conscientious Objection and the worrying implications of the Glasgow midwives case

  The right for health professionals to exercise their conscientious objection to participating in abortion – or indeed to choose on occasion to limit the areas in which they work in order not to be ethically compromised – has been under assault worldwide for some […]

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Court rules that unborn babies are ‘organisms’: a look behind the headlines

Seven years ago, a baby girl (who cannot be named for legal reasons) was born to a 19 year old mother who had drunk heavily throughout her pregnancy, despite warnings from healthcare workers that her drinking could damage her baby. This girl and, indirectly, her […]

Censuring debate and free speech at Oxford University

Not for the first time, a college at a top UK university has completely shut down an attempt to organise a balanced debate on abortion. Are the students running scared of possible credible opposition to their ‘abortion is the answer to everything’ mindset, by closing […]