Tuesday, 10 December 2013

European Parliament to vote today on new version of pro-abortion Estrela report

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European Parliament to vote on new version of pro-abortion Estrela report
Today (Tuesday 10 December) the European Parliament will meet in plenary to vote on a new version of the "Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights" put forward by Edite Estrela, the radically pro-abortion MEP. SPUC has urged all pro-lifers to email their MEPs to tell them to vote against the very dangerous Estrela report. The report suggests that abortion is a human right, calls for compulsory sex education for all children in and outside of school, and attacks conscientious objection for healthcare professionals. [SPUC, 5 December]

Proposed abortion changes not wanted in Northern Ireland, says SPUC
Proposed changes to abortion law are not wanted by the people of Northern Ireland nor by their elected representatives, said SPUC Northern Ireland. SPUC Northern Ireland was responding to reports that David Ford, Northern Ireland's justice minister, is to launch a consultation on whether Northern Ireland's abortion law should be changed to allow abortion where the unborn child is terminally-ill or has been conceived in rape or incest. Liam Gibson, SPUC Northern Ireland's development officer, said: "The people and politicians of Northern Ireland have shown, time and time again, that they reject pro-abortion attempts to change Northern Ireland's abortion law. I am confident that they will do so again." [SPUC, 5 December]

Alison Davis, leader of SPUC's division for disabled people, is mourned
3 December 2013: Alison Davis, the leader of No Less Human, the division for disabled people within SPUC, died on Tuesday 3 December, aged 58. She had been unwell for several years, and a long-term difficulty in eating resulted in her sad passing. John Smeaton, SPUC's director, commented: "Everyone in SPUC and the whole pro-life movement will be greatly saddened at her passing. Frail in body, she was full of strength in defence of the most defenceless human beings - disabled unborn children." [SPUC, 3 December]

Related stories:
God rest Nelson Mandela. His record on pro-life/pro-family issues [John Smeaton, 6 December]

Other stories:

  • Save the Children's sad record of support for abortion and contraception including abortifacients [SPUC, 28 November]
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