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Don’t believe everything you read in the Washington Post – a compendium of the most recent medical evidence linking abortion and mental health

I recently blogged about an adjournment debate in the House of Commons in which Nadine Dorries MP spoke about the mental health consequences of abortion and argued the case for a law ensuring that women seeking abortion be offered information about the health consequences of […]

The pro-euthanasia lobby’s reaction to Frances Inglis’ sentence reveals their agenda and ignores key facts of the case

The pro-euthanasia lobby’s reaction to Frances Inglis’ sentence reveals their agenda and ignores key facts of the case

Under British law mercy killing (ie. euthanasia voluntary or involuntary) is treated as murder under the Murder Act 1965 and carries a sentence of life imprisonment. The judge has discretion in sentencing for murder depending on the facts of the case and may lessen the […]

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The Inglis judgment should send a strong signal that it is not acceptable to take another person’s life, even in desperation.

A woman from East London who was found guilty of murder after giving her brain-damaged son a lethal heroin injection to end his ‘living hell’ has lost an appeal against conviction. Frances Inglis, 58, of Dagenham, was jailed for life with a minimum term of […]

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New advances in embryo testing may result in higher success rates for IVF but at what cost?

Two new embryo screening tests have been recently developed that researchers believe will increase success rates for women having a health baby after IVF treatment. At present only about 30% of women under 35 have a baby following IVF and this percentage drops with age […]

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New report claims that junior doctors’ training ‘puts patients at risk’ but will the government be prepared to pay for the real solution required?

A new report, Foundation for Excellence, this week has claimed that patients are being put at ‘unnecessary risk’ because inexperienced junior doctors are being ‘thrown in at the deep end’. The 128-page report, led by Professor John Collins of Oxford University (interestingly one of my […]