Thursday, 31 October 2013

BBC Children in Need's record on pro-life issues

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BBC Children in Need's record on pro-life issues
BBC Children in Need is a charity of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to raise money for the support of children, including disabled children. Its main fundraising vehicle is an annual telethon held in November. The BBC Children in Need website reveals that in 2012 and 2013 it made grants to sexual health centres and projects supporting homosexual youth. In SPUC's experience, such centres and projects often support and/or facilitate legal abortion, abortifacient birth control and/or damaging forms of sex education. For example, BBC Children in Need gave £30,803 to the Terrence Higgins Trust, which has endorsed a right to choose abortion, promoted morning-after pills, produced pro-euthanasia advance directives ('living wills') and produced highly-explicit sex education material. [John Smeaton, 12 November 2011] BBC Children In Need has previously given grants to charities funding abortion and family planning services and using research methods that involve destructive embryos - see the entry in the 2006 edition of SPUC's Charities Bulletin.

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Abortion
Euthanasia
Sexual ethics
  • New Zealand campaigners worried about sex education for five year-olds [Scoop, 31 October]
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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Must-read pro-life news-stories, Wed 30 October

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SPUC Muslim coordinator takes the pro-life message to ancient Azerbaijan
Dr A. Majid Katme, coordinator of SPUC's Muslim Division, earlier this month visited the ancient nation of Azerbaijan, which sits between eastern Europe and western Asia. During his visit, he gave five talks and workshop presentations. Whilst in Baku, Azerbaijan's capital, Dr Katme also met with Muslim officials and leaders. John Smeaton, SPUC's director, commented: "It is exciting to know that, through Dr Katme and other SPUC representatives, the pro-life message is being spread internationally." [John Smeaton, 29 October]
Related story: Sex selective abortions worry Azerbaijanis [Al Jazeera, 29 October]

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Embryology
Sexual ethics
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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

SPUC Muslim coordinator takes the pro-life message to ancient Azerbaijan

Dr Katme (in grey suit) and other pro-lifers in Baku
Dr A. Majid Katme, coordinator of SPUC's Muslim Division, earlier this month visited the ancient nation of Azerbaijan, which sits between eastern Europe and western Asia. During his visit, he gave five talks and workshop presentations, in conjunction with the International Hope Alive Counsellors Association (IHACA)'s 11th annual conference. Dr Katme's topics were:
  • shared values between Muslims and Christians regarding unborn children and abortion
  • how to counsel a Muslim woman who is considering abortion
  • abortion the multi-destroyer
  • the dangers of the United Nation's social agenda regarding unborn children and the family
  • why Muslims should get involved in the pro-life movement
Below is an excerpt of a video-recording of Dr Katme explaining how Henry Kissinger's infamous NSSM200 document is the background to the agenda at the United Nations to try to impose population control on the developing world.

Whilst in Baku, Azerbaijan's capital, Dr Katme also met with Muslim officials and leaders. Although Azerbaijan is an officially non-denominational country, the vast majority of the population is Shia Muslim, with smaller numbers of other Muslims, Christians and other religious believers. Abortion is legal in Azerbaijan in the first trimester of pregnancy.

It is exciting to know that, through Dr Katme and other SPUC representatives, the pro-life message is being spread internationally.



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