Thursday, 23 January 2014

WaterAid's position on population growth

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WaterAid's position on population growth
WaterAid UK was founded in 1981 in response to the United Nations Decade of Drinking Water and Sanitation. WaterAid says that it "deal[s] solely with water, sanitation and hygiene issues." In July 2012 WaterAid issued a statement congratulating the UK government for organising an London Summit on Family Planning, co-organised by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The summit aimed to promote the provision of contraceptives, including hormonal contraceptives that can act abortifaciently. This summit was strongly supported by international pro-abortion organisations such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Marie Stopes International (MSI), and Ipas. In its statement, WaterAid stated: “contraception is indeed a critical factor for family planning.” In an email in December to a SPUC supporter, WaterAid supported the alleged need for a reduction in population growth in the developing world. [SPUC, 22 January]

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  • Suicide girl Emma Crossman 'copied Coronation Street Hayley Cropper storyline' [Mirror, 18 January]
Sexual ethics
  • Irish Government: Gay couples to get parental rights ‘regardless of equal marriage referendum’ [Pink News, 22 January]
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Urge that Fr Timothy Radcliffe is cancelled by Dublin's Divine Mercy Conference

I have received the disturbing news that Fr Timothy Radcliffe O.P. is to be one of the guest speakers at this year's Divine Mercy Conference in Dublin on 22/23 February. Fr Radcliffe is well-known as a veteran dissenter from Catholic teaching on sexuality. Deacon Nick Donnelly of the excellent "Protect the Pope" blog has detailed Fr Radcliffe's dissent. In May 2011, LifeSiteNews.com reported that Fr Radcliffe's scheduled keynote speaking engagement at the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis had been cancelled by the Vatican.

Please urge - for the sake of the Gospel of Life, the truth & meaning of human sexuality and our children - that the Divine Mercy Conference withdraws its invitation to Fr Radcliffe. Please email:
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Monday, 20 January 2014

Sex-selective abortion is legacy of abortion on demand, argues conservative columnist

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Sex-selective abortion is legacy of abortion on demand, argues conservative columnist
A conservative columnist has argued that sex-selective abortion is a legacy of abortion on demand. Dominic Lawson, writing for the Mail newspaper, said: "If [an unborn child] has no moral status during the temporary period of total dependency on the mother, why should one reason for termination be any more legal or illegal  than another? ... That’s what pro-choice means, however much those who framed the law might seek to distance themselves from the consequences." [Mail, 20 January]

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Abortion
Euthanasia
  • If we don’t care, we will legalise euthanasia, argues conservative columnist [Times, 20 January]
  • Suicide story in soap-opera will make ill feel they are better off dead, says disabled parliamentarian [Mirror, 19 January]
  • Son was put on Liverpool Care Pathway without mother's consent [Luton Today, 19 January]
Population
  • Chinese court jails suspected members of gang accused of illegal sex-selection tests [Guardian, 19 January]
Sexual ethics
General
  • 3D printing firm offers lifesize figurine of baby from ultrasound scans [Mail, 20 January]
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