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27 August 2009

27 August 2009

27 August 2009 Abortion * Abortionists in Queensland, Australia are refusing to perform abortions unless the state government enshrines abortion in statute law [, 24 August ] Abortionists in the neighbouring state of New South Wales are refusing to perform abortions on women denied abortions in Queensland [The Australian, 27 August ] * Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus in the film The Passion of the Christ, has said pro-life convictions are worth risking one's career [, 25 August ] * Opposition in Cameroon to the pro-abortion Maputo protocol [IPPF, 26 August ] * Pro-abortion lobby admits morning-after pills less effective than it hoped [WorldNetDaily, 26 August ] * The government of Medellin, Colombia, is being inundated with email protests in response to plans to build an abortion center with millions of dollars in public money [, 26 August ] Embryology; stem cells * American scientists claimed to have achieved births of monkeys following mitochondrial transplantation. The technique will be legal using humans when the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act comes into force on 1 October [Daily Mail, 27 August ] IVF; fertility treatment * Cheap IVF due to be offered in Sudan [New Scientist, 26 August ] * Women falls pregnant naturally after losing eight-and-a-half stone to qualify for IVF [Daily Mail, 26 August ] Sexual health; teenage pregnancies * UNESCO/UNFPA report calls for explicit sex ed for all the world's children over five [, 26 August ] Maternal health and unborn health * UK has more guidance on dealing with abandoned cars than abandoned babies, study finds [BMJ, 25 August ] Euthanasia and assisted suicide; disability * Study reveals some elderly NHS patients neglected and left without food or drink [Daily Mail, 27 August ] * Deputy editor of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) backs assisted suicide, criticised disability rights lobby [BMJ, 26 August ] * The Christian Medical Association is warning of a pro-suicide bias in US law and policy [Christian NewsWire via Deacon for Life, 26 August ] Marriage and family; sexual ethics * The German Constitutional Court has ruled in favour of homosexual adoption [The Local, 26 August ]

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