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NI Church Leaders oppose extreme abortion reforms

2nd Oct 2019
James Mildred

Church leaders have come together and expressed “grave concern” at the prospect of “almost unregulated” abortion being forced on NI by Westminster.

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Northern Ireland’s ‘pioneering’ anti-slavery legislation praised

2nd Oct 2019
James Mildred

The Human Trafficking and Exploitation Act in Northern Ireland was praised by MPs during a debate in the House of Commons on Monday night.

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MPs call for urgent reform of NI's outdated gambling laws

1st Oct 2019
James Mildred

On Monday night MPs debated a recent report from the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland into problem gambling across NI.

CARE NI welcomes plans to hold new consultation on ‘gambling issues’

30th Sep 2019
James Mildred

As MPs today (Monday, 30 September) debate a recent report into gambling law in Northern Ireland, CARE NI can also reveal that the Department of Communities is planning on holding a public consultation on ‘gambling issues’ in the near future.

Concerning new abortion guidelines show little care for women

26th Sep 2019
Naomi Marsden

New guidelines on termination of pregnancy, released today by NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence), make concerning recommendations which potentially rush women through the abortion process. 

Hundreds of healthcare workers oppose NI abortion law changes

26th Sep 2019
James Mildred

Hundreds of doctors, nurses and midwives have written to the NI Secretary, Julian Smith MP, expressing strong opposition to the plans to make extreme changes to NI’s abortion laws.

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Idolising Ourselves – A Good Society

26th Sep 2019
Stuart Weir

Society is immersed in looking inward. It’s an addiction, an obsession that has become all-consuming. It’s the project of remaking ourselves.

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Children as young as seven are watching porn, study finds

26th Sep 2019
James Mildred

Children as young as seven years old are watching pornography online, according to research by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). In the largest study of its kind ever done, the BBFC surveyed 2,284 people.

Dutch Doctor case should scare us all

25th Sep 2019
James Mildred

In the Netherlands, debates about euthanasia have been going on since the 1970s. In 2002, euthanasia and physician assisted suicide were legalsied in specific circumstances. There’s been a few changes to the law since then as well.

Sad but also bad: we need clear thinking about suicide

23rd Sep 2019
Nigel Cameron

We’ve all been touched by the terrible fact of suicide. Some of us, by the death of a friend or a relative.

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Named Person scheme finally dropped

19th Sep 2019
James Mildred

The Scottish Government has finally admitted defeat and dropped its controversial plans to appoint a state guardian for every young person in Scotland.

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Biased report on NI’s sex-buying ban lacks credibility

18th Sep 2019
Mark Baillie

The Department of Justice in Northern Ireland has published a report required under the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Act 2015 into the operation of the newly introduced offence of paying for sexual services.