Monday, 18 June 2012

Must-read pro-life news-stories, Mon 18 June

Better healthcare not abortion saves mothers
Top story:

Draft doctors' guidance undermines human rights
Draft guidance for doctors by the General Medical Council (GMC) undermines human rights. SPUC made the comments in its submission to the GMC's consultation on personal beliefs, which closed last week. (SPUC's submission ) In its submission, SPUC said that the right to conscientious objection is a human right, which the GMC should recognise and protect far more fully. Patients need doctors of integrity who practise medicine in accordance with their conscience, including in regard to pregnant women and their unborn children. [SPUC, 15 June]

Other stories

  • Scientists urge MEPs not to cut funding for human embryo research [Guardian, 15 June]
  • 'Locked-in' Tony Nicklinson petitioned by Twitter users encouraging him to live [Telegraph, 18 June]
Sexual ethics
  • Scottish survey supporting same-sex marriage branded 'flawed' by Catholic Church [BBC, 17 June]
  • Home Office Minister Nick Herbert: Churches should be allowed to marry gay couples [Pink News, 16 June]

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