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Catholic Church fails to stop Philippines contraception bill

Catholic Church fails to stop Philippines contraception bill

Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2012

The Philippine parliament approved legislation on Monday that permits government funding for contraception and for sex education classes in schools.

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

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

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.

Maltese Catholic extremist examined for post of European Commissioner

Maltese Catholic extremist examined for post of European Commissioner

Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2012

Members of the European Parliament have this week examined Tonio Borg's bid to join the European Commission. Alarm has been raised about Mr Borg's performance in his home country of Malta, where he has opposed women's rights, gay rights and issues such as contraception and abortion.

Secular Medical Forum condemns Irish abortion law cruelty

Secular Medical Forum condemns Irish abortion law cruelty

Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2012

The Secular Medical Forum has condemned the state of abortion laws in Ireland after a 31-year old woman died of septicaemia following a protracted miscarriage in Galway, Ireland.

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

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

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

Refusal of blood transfusions by Jehovah’s Witnesses not always detrimental, research finds

Refusal of blood transfusions by Jehovah’s Witnesses not always detrimental, research finds

Posted: Fri, 06 Jul 2012

New research in the USA shows that Jehovah's Witnesses who refuse blood transfusions recover from heart surgery faster and with fewer complications than those who have transfusions.

Gay 'cure’ therapist loses appeal against suspension

Gay 'cure’ therapist loses appeal against suspension

Posted: Wed, 23 May 2012

A Christian psychotherapist has lost her appeal against suspension from her professional body after being struck off after attempting to convert a homosexual man to heterosexuality.

Pope renews attack on IVF

Pope renews attack on IVF

Posted: Fri, 02 Mar 2012

Speaking at a conference on infertility in Rome, the Pope has renewed his attack on IVF treatments. He said artificial methods of getting pregnant were 'arrogance', insisting that sex between a husband and wife was the only acceptable way of conceiving.

Catholic midwives lose abortion 'conscientious objection' case

Catholic midwives lose abortion 'conscientious objection' case

Posted: Wed, 29 Feb 2012

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

Bishops lie about NSS chaplaincy campaign at the General Synod

Bishops lie about NSS chaplaincy campaign at the General Synod

Posted: Thu, 09 Feb 2012

The National Secular Society's campaign to get the church to pay the salary of their clergymen who are working in hospitals as chaplains was falsely portrayed at this week's Church of England General Synod.