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Marie Stopes claims population control is crucial for combatting climate change

18 September 2009

Marie Stopes International, the abortion provider, has said that population control is crucial to combatting climate change. Leo Bryant, writing in The Lancet medical journal, claimed that 200 million worldwide want but cannot obtain contraceptives. Mr Bryant admitted that population growth in poorer nations was unlikely to increase global warming significantly [Reuters, 18 September]

Almost half of all Americans believe government healthcare shouldn't pay for abortion, according to a pollster. A national telephone survey found that 48% of those surveyed wanted any government-subsidized health plan to be banned from covering abortions, with 13% in favour and 32% neutral. The survey mirrors other polls which show that around half of all Americans are generally opposed to abortion [Jill Stanek, 17 September]

Other stories:

Republican chairman: party must be open to pro-abortion candidates [Alliance Defence Fund, 17 September]

Project Rachel's 25th anniversary, Milwaukee Archdiocese's post-abortion ministry [Catholic News Service, 17 September]

SPUC asks: are pro-abortion doctors more concerned about abortion rights than human health? [SPUC director's blog, 17 September]

Campaigner Debbie Purdy claims legalising assisted suicide is about "the right to live", "right to control" [Huddersfield Examiner, 17 September]

More than 8 million Americans seriously consider suicide each year [Secondhand Smoke, 17 September]

Bishop of Phoenix issues pro-life guidance on assisted food and fluids [Catholic Culture, 17 September]

European Parliament in radical move against EU member state government [SPUC, 17 September]

Interview with daughter of St Gianna Molla, who sacrificed life for unborn child [Catholic News Service, 14 September]

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