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A Technological Society

17th Jun 2019
Stuart Weir

I feel like we’re sleepwalking. And I’ve got questions…

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Move to opt-out organ donation is a real risk

11th Jun 2019
James Mildred

MSPs are taking a real risk by voting in favour of a new opt-out organ donation system, CARE for Scotland said this evening.

Scottish Parliament debating chamber

Sturgeon urged to make buying sex illegal

6th Jun 2019
James Mildred

Nicola Sturgeon has been urged by campaigners to bring in new legislation that would criminalise the purchase of sex in Scotland.

A Good [Online] Society

3rd Jun 2019
Stuart Weir

We live in a cyber age. I pay my bills online. I check my bank account online. I communicate with my friends on social media. I write emails to my MSPs. I set up an online shop for my weekly groceries. I book my tickets to the pictures online.

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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. 

Aberdeen University

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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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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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.

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A Good Society: Values the Frail

7th May 2019
Stuart Weir

We live in a society that vaunts a particular kind of healthy, well dressed, youthful looking person. A look that cannot stomach perceived flaws (even though the definition of what ‘being flawed’ is highly subjective).

Blog: A Good Society doesn't throw the dummy out of the pram

24th Apr 2019
James Mildred

We live in a society that witnesses on a regular basis public temper tantrums. Not by our children, but by some in our adult population. “S/he who shouts loudest wins” it seems.

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