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Scottish abortion numbers at 10-year high

28th May 2019
James Mildred

Figures released by the NHS Scotland Information Services Division have revealed that the level of abortions in Scotland has hit a 10-year high.  In total, there were 13,286 abortions in 2018, an increase of 843 from 2017. 

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Pro-life group wins recognition from Aberdeen Student Union

28th May 2019
James Mildred

A pro-life group at Aberdeen University has been granted a presence on campus after threatening legal action. 

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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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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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MPs debate National Marriage Week

17th May 2019
Jonathan Williams

MPs yesterday debated national marriage week, exploring the link between marriage and mental health. The debate, whilst low on numbers, was comprehensive in manner and received good replies from the SNP, Labour and Government spokespersons.

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