Monday 2 July 2012

Must-read pro-life news-stories, 2 July

Top stories:

Number of IVF babies passes 5m worldwide 
The number of babies born following conception via IVF has reached five million worldwide, according to estimates. Around 100,000 IVF babies are estimated to have been born in the UK since the first IVF baby was born in 1978. [Mail, 2 July] Anthony Ozimic, SPUC's communications manager, commented: "What is largely overlooked is that many millions more embryonic children have been killed following IVF, a quality-controlled process which is also intrinsically abusive of human beings. If the countless millions of pounds given to IVF had been given to the much-more successful ethical alternatives, many more children would have been born."

Other stories:

  • Prince secures landslide victory in referendum on royal powers including abortion veto [Independent, 2 July]
Sexual ethics
  • Schools could be made to teach pupils about gay marriage once it is passed into law [Mail, 2 July]
  • Civil partners should get honorary title just like wives do, MP argues [Telegraph, 2 July]
  • Filipino Catholic Church head says government should spend money not on condoms but on ending child labour [UCAN, 2 July]
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