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Defeat of sex ed amendment welcome but further threat looms large

12 July 2010

Last week the House of Lords rejected an amendment to the government's Academies bill by Baronness Massey, which would have made sex education compulsory in academies. SPUC has warned that similar amendments will be tabled to the forthcoming Education and Childrens bill. [John Smeaton, 8 July]

Archbishop says Catholics who co-operate with abortion are excommunicated

Robert Carlson, Catholic archbishop of St. Louis, America, has written that one cannot be a good Catholic and pro-abortion. He said that formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offence and that the Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life. [, 8 July]

Other stories:

Early feminists campaigned for children and other vulnerable individuals. [John Smeaton, 11 July]

US Catholic bishops publish document clarifying Catholic position on abortion. [, 9 July]

Holy See shows determination in resisting UN pro-abortion plans. [John Smeaton, 8 July]

8 US Senators oppose appointment of Elena Kagan to Supreme Court. [, 8 July]

Australian woman seeks sex selective IVF. [Wesley Smith, 9 July]

Couple giving live saving hope at suicide spot are named Citizens of the Year. [John Smeaton, 9 July]

UK Royal Society launch global population study. [BBC, 12 July]

World Population Day theme unintentionally affirms life of the unborn. [Patrick Buckley, 10 July]

Appointment of Archbishop Burke to Vatican congregation has pro-life significance. [, 9 July]

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