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Peers speak out about MPs imposing abortion law change on Northern Ireland

12th Jul 2019
James Mildred

On Wednesday, the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill had its second reading in the House of Lords, following the final stages in the Commons.

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Watch Baroness O’Loan’s powerful condemnation of NI abortion Bill amendment

12th Jul 2019
James Mildred

In a powerful speech in the House of Lords, Crossbench Peer Baroness O’Loan spoke out about the recent vote by MPs to introduce widespread access to abortion in Northern Ireland.

New modern slavery research centre will be created

9th Jul 2019
James Mildred

Today the Government announced that £10m will be put towards a new modern slavery research centre, to help tackle the problem across the UK.

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Children being exposed to gambling by 'irresponsible' firms

9th Jul 2019
James Mildred

A major new study by Ipsos Mori has found that gambling firms are not doing enough to stop children being exposed to gambling ads on social media, especially Twitter. 

100,000 people alive in NI today thanks to life-affirming laws

5 reasons why MPs must resist abortion amendments to NI Bill

8th Jul 2019
James Mildred

Today, the Government will hold the second reading of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill. It’s being fast tracked through Parliament, with the following stages taking place tomorrow. Peers will examine the legislation next week.

Police break-up the UK’s biggest modern slavery ring

8th Jul 2019
James Mildred

The largest modern slavery ring in the UK has been broken up by the police with support from anti-trafficking charity Hope for Justice. The network had more than 400 victims who were put to work in the West Midlands by an organised crime gang.

MPs debate law on assisted suicide for first time since change rejected in 2015

5th Jul 2019
Naomi Marsden

Yesterday in parliament MPs debated the issue of assisted suicide and the functioning of the current law. 

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Denmark moves to make divorce harder – in stark contrast to Westminster

3rd Jul 2019
Jonathan Williams

While the Government at Westminster is rushing through the biggest shake-up to divorce law in England and Wales for 50 years, another European country is moving in a very different direction.

Are public attitudes to abortion really becoming more relaxed?

2nd Jul 2019
Naomi Marsden

Today on the Victoria Derbyshire show, the BBC claimed that attitudes to abortion are changing in Great Britain, citing You Gov polling that showed that 53% of the public want to see the 24-week limit maintained or increased, compared with 45% in 201

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BBC show highlights women are not fully informed before their abortion

2nd Jul 2019
Naomi Marsden

Today a panel discussed the issue of abortion on the BBC Victoria Derbyshire programme and shockingly, a number of guests revealed they were not fully informed about what an abortion actually involved.  “I know I wasn’t well informed”

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