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Abortion
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Woman with Down’s challenges the Government over abortion for disabilities

28 February 2020

A 24-year old woman with Down’s syndrome is preparing to take the UK Government to court over the current abortion laws, under which it is legal to abort up to birth in…

Gambling
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Communities Minister acknowledges Northern Ireland’s gambling laws need changing

28 February 2020

On Thursday, at the Communities Committee of the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey MLA indicated in response to a question from Sinead Ennis MLA there is “no doubt” Northern…

Assisted Suicide
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Slippery slope: Canada moves to expand assisted suicide laws

25 February 2020

The Canadian Government have tabled a Bill which, if passed, would expand the country’s assisted suicide laws to people without a terminal illness.

Assisted Suicide
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Royal College of GPs to remain opposed to assisted suicide

21 February 2020

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) today announced it will remain officially opposed to all forms of assisted suicide and euthanasia.

Online Safety
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Ofcom set to be given powers to enforce duty of care on social media

14 February 2020

The Government has published its initial response to the public consultation on its Online Harms White Paper and have revealed that they are ‘minded to appoint Ofcom as the new regulator’.

Assisted Suicide
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UN Report on Persons with Disabilities Highlights Concerns Over Assisted Suicide

14 February 2020

A new reportpublished ahead of the Human Rights Council meeting has drawn attention to the fears of disabled persons if assisted suicide or euthanasia is legalised. The report of the Special Rapporteur…

Human Trafficking
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More than 70 children in Northern Ireland currently being supported by Independent Guardians

13 February 2020

It has been revealed that over the last 2 years in Northern Ireland, 71 children and young people have been and are still receiving support from the Independent Guardians service.

Gambling
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New limits on online gambling could be introduced

13 February 2020

The Gambling Commission is preparing to put limits on the amount people can gamble online, according to a story in the Financial Times.

Marriage and Family
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MPs call for more family-friendly policies

13 February 2020

A group of more than 40 Conservative MPs have called on Boris Johnson to put families at the heart of policy making.