Saturday, 26 April 2014

My interview by Michael Voris

I had the pleasure of being interviewed recently by Michael Voris, the great American Catholic apologist, on his Mic'd Up! programme on ChurchMilitant.TV. You can watch the interview below or on YouTube. I spoke about:
  • the fine work of my colleagues at SPUC
  • the successes and expertise of the pro-life movement
  • the importance of Catholic Church leadership to winning the pro-life fight
  • the geo-political significance of pro-life battle in English-speaking world
  • the effect of international anti-life agencies on developing world
  • the scandal of Holy Communion for pro-abortion politicians
  • the importance of marriage and families for protecting unborn children
  • the need for Catholic Church leaders to speak out against contraception and abortifacient birth control
  • the scandalous appointment of dissenters as Catholic officials


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Friday, 25 April 2014

Newcastle MP gives support to campaign to protect children from explicit sex education

Mary Glindon, Member of Parliament for North Tyneside, has given her support to a national parents' rights campaign which opposes making sex education a compulsory classroom subject.

Mrs Glindon attended a packed public meeting at Tyneside Irish Centre on Tuesday evening, addressed by Antonia Tully of SPUC's Safe at School campaign. Safe at School upholds the rights of parents to protect their children against unacceptable sex education.

Mary Glindon 20140422Mary Glindon MP

Antonia told a shocked audience about the graphic nature of sex education which exposes children to damaging images and messages. She also told the meeting that claims by Ofsted that a lack of sex education makes children vulnerable to abuse are unfounded.

antoniatully20140331Antonia Tully

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RCOG faculty bars pro-life medics

Top story:

RCOG faculty bars pro-life medics
A faculty of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology (RCOG) has barred pro-life medics. New guidelines by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH) bar doctors and nurses who have a conscientious objection to abortifacient birth control. Such medics will not be allowed to become faculty-members nor receive qualifications or training from the faculty. [Peter Saunders, 23 April]

Other stories:

Abortion
Euthanasia
Population
Sexual ethics
General
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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Doctors who signed blank abortion forms are let off

Top stories:

Doctors who signed blank abortion forms are let off
Over 60 doctors who pre-signed blank abortion authorisation forms will not be disciplined, according to The Mail. The newspaper obtained the information through a Freedom of Information request. The General Medical Council (GMC) has taken the decision not to discipline the doctors, despite an investigation by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) which confirmed the unlawful practice. [Mail, 22 April]

Other stories:

Abortion
  • Alabama Supreme Court recognizes child in the womb has fundamental rights [Catholic Online, 22 April]
  • Sinn Féin's Paul Maskey says sorry to Bishop John McAreavey over abortion letter [BBC, 17 April]
Euthanasia
Population
Sexual ethics
General
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SPUC's Anthony Ozimic in superb debating form on same-sex marriage

Anthony Ozimic, SPUC's communications manager, is in superb debating form in "The Big Debate" on same-sex marriage at the University of Westminster:



Visitors to my blog may recall Anthony's tour-de force back in January 2013 on ITV's This Morning programme on the subject of same-sex marriage and schools. Not only did Anthony hold his own against what was a three-against-one cross-examination, but the gap in the viewing public's opinions narrowed during the debate from 80%-20% to 60%-40%.

On this occasion, Anthony is debating against David Allison, a spokesperson for Outrage, a militant homosexual campaigning group.

I recommend everyone to watch how Anthony deals concisely, reasonably and convincingly with:
  • the history of marriage
  • the best interests of children
  • the structure of marriage, and
  • why same-sex marriage is a disordered lifestyle choice.
It's clearly essential that all those who seeking to uphold marriage as the permanent, exclusive union of one man and one woman, and as the fundamental goup unit of society, does so in a calm and measured way - as Anthony succeeds in doing in the brief debate recorded above.

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