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Challenging Religious Privilege

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Secular doctors call on the GMC to revise personal belief and medical practice guidance

Secular doctors call on the GMC to revise personal belief and medical practice guidance

Posted: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:47

Secular doctors have called on the GMC to urgently revise guidance that allows religious doctors to opt out of providing a particular procedure on the grounds of belief.

NSS call on EU Presidents to protect women's right to life

NSS call on EU Presidents to protect women's right to life

Posted: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:59

The Presidents of the European Council and European Commission today heard a plea for greater protection for pregnant women's right to life following the death of Savita Halappanavar in Ireland.

Another Irish abortion scandal emerges

Another Irish abortion scandal emerges

Posted: Thu, 22 Nov 2012 15:46

The Irish Government has paid substantial compensation to a woman who was forced to travel abroad for an abortion, despite being terminally ill with cancer.

Callous treatment of raped girl in Poland leads to condemnation in Human Rights Court

Callous treatment of raped girl in Poland leads to condemnation in Human Rights Court

Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:48

Poland's harsh anti-abortion laws were condemned this week by the European Court of Human Rights after an almost unbelievably callous series of events were inflicted on a teenage victim of rape.

Welsh Lib Dems call for hospital chaplains to be paid by charitable trust

Welsh Lib Dems call for hospital chaplains to be paid by charitable trust

Posted: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:13

Welsh Liberal Democrats have voted in favour of a motion calling for an end to public funding of the hospital chaplaincy service.

Christian GP says he will pay no heed to the GMC

Christian GP says he will pay no heed to the GMC

Posted: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 09:56

The GP Dr Richard Scott who was disciplined by the General Medical Council for distressing one of his patients by trying to persuade him to change his religion has said that he intends to continue with his proselytising activities.

Christian MPs defend adverts claiming prayer can heal

Christian MPs defend adverts claiming prayer can heal

Posted: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:31

Three Christian MPs are trying to overturn an advertising ban on claims that 'God can heal'. They are Gary Streeter (Con), Gavin Shuker (Lab) and Tim Farron (Lib Dem).

Catholic midwives lose abortion 'conscientious objection' case

Catholic midwives lose abortion 'conscientious objection' case

Posted: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 16:37

Two Catholic midwives have lost a legal battle after claiming that being asked to supervise nurses involved in abortion procedures violated their religious conscience.

Expert panel to examine abortion law in Ireland

Expert panel to examine abortion law in Ireland

Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:55

Pro-choice groups in Ireland have expressed hopes that a new expert committee set up by the Government will recommend that the laws on abortion will be relaxed.

Another woman refused morning after pill by religious pharmacist

Another woman refused morning after pill by religious pharmacist

Posted: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 13:24

A Hartlepool woman has been refused the morning after pill by a pharmacist on the grounds of "religious conscience". The 29 year old woman was reportedly "stunned" when told she would would have to go elsewhere as the pharmacist wouldn't fulfil the prescription due to religious objections.