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Three-parent embryos – five big questions for MPs to consider ahead of vote

Tomorrow MPs in the House of Commons will be asked to vote to make Britain the first country in the world to offer controversial ‘three-parent’ fertility treatments to families who want to avoid passing on mitochondrial diseases to their children. This is final crunch time. […]

Why abortion is not the best solution for pregnancy following rape or incest

This incredibly difficult and sensitive issue has come into public discussion again as the Northern Ireland Department of Justice reviews their law on abortion. The Department is proposing a change to the current, restrictive, law in Northern Ireland, to permit abortion where the unborn baby […]

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 […]