Monday, 15 April 2013

Must-read pro-life news-stories, Mon 15 Apr

Top story:

The Telegraph's adulation of IVF pioneer Robert Edwards is nauseating
SPUC has criticised the adulatory obituary written by The Telegraph newspaper following the death of Professor Sir Robert Edwards, the inventor of IVF. Anthony Ozimic, SPUC's communications manager, said: "The most notable things about Edwards is that IVF has resulted in the ending of the lives of millions of embryonic children, outnumbering over twenty-fold the number of children born following IVF. SPUC has often claimed that IVF is not primarily about helping couples with fertility problems but is driven by a desire of some scientists to 'play God' with human life."  [John Smeaton, 11 April]

Related story: I wish IVF had never been invented, says heartbroken journalist [Mail, 15 April]

Other stories:

Sexual ethics
  • Argentina: Catholic priest expelled from church for supporting equal marriage [Pink News, 13 April]
  • US Republican Party votes to reaffirm opposition to same-sex marriage [Pink News, 13 April]
  • Same-sex marriage would end role of mother and father, says Irish Catholic bishop [Evening Echo, 13 April]
  • Uruguay Congress approves gay marriage bill [BBC, 11 April]
  • Archbishop says that Catholics who support same-sex marriage shouldn't receive Holy Communion [John Smeaton, 9 April]
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