Tuesday 17 January 2012

Today's must-read pro-life news-stories, Tue 17 Jan

Marie Stopes Int'l gets Vietnamese award
Top stories:

Book now for 5th International Youth Pro-Life Conference, 2 - 4 March
Every year since 2008 SPUC has hosted the International Youth Pro-Life Conference. Around 150 delegates join us from colleges and universities from around the world. This year's the conference is on 2-4 March and the theme is 'Human Dignity'. We have a fantastic line-up of speakers who will address a wide variety of pro-life issues. For more information, see "Young people are emerging on the front line of the pro-life movement" [John Smeaton, 16 January]

Abortion giant given award by two-child policy Vietnam
Marie Stopes International, the international abortion provider, has been awarded a certificate of merit by Vietnam's Ministry of Health (pictured) for its so-called family planning work. [MSI via Twitter, 16 January] Vietnam's government operates a coercive two-child population control policy [SPUC, 21 July 2009] Marie Stopes International is also complicit in China's coercive population programme. [Fr Timothy Finigan, 24 May 2010]

Congratulations to the Good Counsel Network, now 15 years old
The Good Counsel Network (GCN) (website and blog) has celebrated its 15th anniversary. Clare and Stuart McCullough (blog) have, through their prayer, fasting, counselling, support and witness, saved countless lives from abortion and served countless women in need. SPUC is proud to support Good Counsel Network. [John Smeaton, 14 January]

Other stories:

  • US sperm donor, father of 14 children, is 36 year-old virgin [Mail, 17 January]
  • Cambridge team claims stem cell breakthrough in growing blood vessels [Mail, 16 January]
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