Friday 19 August 2011

Today's must-read pro-life news-stories, Fri 19 Aug

Michael Voris
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Leading US apologist to speak in London on Wednesday
Michael Voris (pictured), a leading US Catholic apologist, will be speaking in London on Wednesday evening (24 August). In a video this week, Mr Voris highlighted the responsibility of Catholics to hold pro-abortion Catholic politicians to account. Details of how to book tickets can be found at [John Smeaton, 19 August]

UK 'locked-in' man launches assisted suicide court case 
A UK man with 'locked-in' syndrome has launched an assisted suicide case in the high court. The unnamed man is asking the court whether medical staff or solicitors will be prosecuted if they assist his suicide. His wife is opposed to the move. [Telegraph, 18 August]

Australian pro-life bioethicist expresses concern about UK nurses-and-abortion success
Fr John Fleming, a leading Australian bioethicist, has expressed concern about the basis for a recent pro-life success. Two nurses were spared from participating in abortion after their lawyer argued that their Catholic beliefs protected them against discrimination. Fr Fleming said the wrongness of abortion "is not based on a peculiar 'Catholic belief' about the beginning of life. It is based upon the scientific reality that human life begins at the beginning, at fertilisation." [John Smeaton, 18 August]

Please support SPUC's outreach in Stratford this Saturday
SPUC youth activists will be manning a stall tomorrow in Stratford, London. The outreach follows a successful similar outreach in Lewisham, London. People interested in supporting the stall should contact Daniel Blackman [John Smeaton, 18 August]

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