Posts Tagged ‘United Kingdom’

Woman with Down syndrome challenges abortion law at EU Human Rights Court

Monday, May 22nd, 2023
Down syndrome

A woman with Down syndrome is fighting the UK abortion law at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Heidi Crowter says the current legislation discriminates against people with disabilities. It allows abortion up to birth if the foetus has a condition such as Down syndrome. “I am taking this case to Strasbourg because it Read more

UK Greens would remove state funding of church schools

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The Green Party in the United Kingdom would strip church schools of taxpayer funding if it became the government. The Greens are now sitting at 11 per cent support in polling ahead of the May general election in the UK. They are close to a position where they could influence policy of a future government. Read more

Bishops name life issues as priorities in UK elections

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has pleaded with Catholics to engage with politics ahead of the United Kingdom’s general election on May 7. The England and Wales bishops have produced a four page letter which asks Catholics to consider some fundamental ethical questions before they vote. The letter is to be distributed in parishes this Read more

Catholic trainee gynaecologists told to emigrate from UK

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Catholic doctors who want to follow Church teaching on sexual ethics have been told they can’t train as gynaecologists in the United Kingdom. Charlie O’Donnell, a consultant in emergency and intensive care medicine, sounded this warning at a Catholic Medical Association Conference in the UK. He said the best advice he could give to an Read more

UK PM opposes assisted suicide bill ahead of Parliament debates

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

The United Kingdom’s Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed his opposition to an assisted suicide bill before the issue is debated in Parliament Mr Cameron argued that people who are terminally ill will feel unfairly pressurised into ending their lives. Mr Cameron has opposed assisted dying before, but he was speaking out because a private Read more