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Do we want to engineer our kids?

28th May 2019
Nigel Cameron

Way back in the middle of the Second World War one of the smartest men in the world wrote a little book with the weird title The Abolition of Man. One day, he said, science would give us the power to pick our children’s genes. 

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Sex-selective abortion fuels violence against women

28th May 2019
Naomi Marsden

There's been a lot of noise in the media, both here and in the US, after Alabama passed a pro-life Bill last week.

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Peers express opposition to assisted suicide

24th May 2019
James Mildred

On Thursday, a notable question was asked in the House of Lords about what assessment the Government has made of whether the threat of prosecutions under the Suicide Act 1961 is causing suffering to mentally competent, terminally ill people at the en

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Review of modern slavery laws says Govt must act quickly

23rd May 2019
James Mildred

The Government must act quickly to strengthen modern slavery legislation according to the final report from the Modern Slavery Act Independent Review Panel.

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Prime Minister says NI abortion law is a devolved matter

22nd May 2019
James Mildred

Today at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs), Theresa May insisted that abortion law in Northern Ireland was a devolved matter. 

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23 million girls aborted across the globe thanks to sex-selective abortions

22nd May 2019
James Mildred

A major research project by the University of Singapore suggests a staggering 23 million girls may have been aborted thanks to sex-selective abortion.

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Record number of modern slavery cases involving children

22nd May 2019
James Mildred

The Police are currently investigating a record number of modern slavery cases involving children, according to a new report released today.

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How to keep the faith in the digital revolution: The Stickiness Factor

21st May 2019
Matt James

Ever wondered what makes certain ideas stick in our minds more than others? It has been said that we need to see an ad about six times before we really remember it and the message it is supposed to be communicating.

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Betting firms fined for safeguarding failures

21st May 2019
James Mildred

The gambling industry regulator has issued financial penalties to four more of the UK’s biggest gambling companies over safeguarding failures.

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Trafficked women in almost every Scottish town

21st May 2019
James Mildred

Vulnerable women are being sexually exploited in almost every Scottish town, according to a Scottish Government-backed anti-trafficking group.

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Doctors repair baby’s spine in womb in UK first

21st May 2019
James Mildred

Using keyhole surgery, doctors were able to successfully repair the spine of a baby with spina bifida, while the baby was still in the womb.

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A Good Society in Common

20th May 2019
Stuart Weir

What we need today in order to be a Good Society is a retrieval of the common weal. “What on earth is that?”, I hear some of you asking. It is the notion that the component parts of society work together for one another.