Monday, 18 February 2013

Must-read pro-life news-stories, Mon 18 Feb

Top stories:

Free IVF for gays and over-40s is nonsensical waste
Giving free IVF to same-sex couples and to women over 40 is a "nonsensical waste", says SPUC. SPUC was responding to newspaper reports regarding the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines on fertility. Anthony Ozimic, SPUC's communications manager, commented: "Same-sex couples, career-women who consciously delayed childbearing, and women who chose to remain single, chose a naturally non-fertile lifestyle. The money would be better spent on younger heterosexual couples with genuine fertility problems, and on the more successful, natural and ethical alternatives to IVF. [SPUC, 16 February]
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Education secretary challenged to be honest about gay marriage bill
SPUC has challenged Education Secretary Michael Gove to be honest that teachers will be in trouble if they claim that gay marriage is not real or true or valid marriage. SPUC, which argues that the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill will undermine the pro-life institution of real (i.e. heterosexual) marriage, was responding to Mr Gove's answers to the Commons committee scrutinising the bill. [SPUC, 12 February]

SPUC thanks Pope for linking protecting life with defending marriage
SPUC has thanked His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for linking the protection of human life with the defence of marriage. SPUC was responding to the announcement that Pope Benedict is abdicating the papal throne due to infirmity. John Smeaton, SPUC's director, commented: “On behalf of SPUC, I wish to express our gratitude to Pope Benedict for the many times in which he linked the protection of human life with defending the family based on authentic marriage and with the proper use of sexuality. Pope Benedict’s statements were wake-up calls to the whole pro-life movement to campaign against same-sex marriage and similar threats to the life-giving meaning of sexuality.” [SPUC, 11 February]

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