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UN officials promote "right to abortion" at Human Rights Council

17 June 2010

SPUC is appealing to church leaders and pro-life groups worldwide to oppose an extreme, "ideologically driven" pro-abortion report produced by the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights. The report was introduced to the Human Rights Court last week in a one-sided debate, from which SPUC, the only pro-life group present, were excluded from making an intervention. The report was based on the World Health Organisation statistics, which have been shown to be wildly inaccurate; and, once prepared, the report was carefully handled to sidestep any possibility of the flawed statistics being exposed or criticized in a resolution, thus undermining the report's credibility. [John Smeaton, 16 June]

Significant increase in Dutch euthanasia deaths

The 2009 Netherlands euthanasia statistics show that the number of euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands has significantly increased on a yearly basis for several years. The most recent report stated that there were 2636 reported euthanasia deaths, a 13% increase over the 2008 statistics and a 45% increase since 2003. Alexander Schadenberg, of the Euthanasia Prevention Coaliton, noted that the statistics do not even account for all cases of euthanasia as the Netherlands has separate catagories for assisted suicide and deaths without explicit request or consent. Mr Schadenberg said that reality is that euthanasia is out of control in the Netherlands. [Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, 16 June]

Other stories:

US Women's group say new morning after pill is a poorly tested abortion drug. [, 16 June]

Pro-life group say New Zealand abortion statistics are no cause for celebration. [NZ News UK, 17 June]

Church of Scientology again accused of forcing abortions. [, 15 June]

Statistics show many British women have multiple abortions. [Daily Telegraph, 12 June]

99.84% of messages to UK government oppose abortion TV adverts. [John Smeaton, 11 June]

US abortion facility closed down due to health code violations. [, 11 June]

Catholics promoting abortion made to take adverts down in Mexico. [Catholic News Agency, Tuesday 15 June]

UK TV producer reveals traumatic IVF experience. [Daily Mail, 16 June]

Bioethicst says IVF abortion statistics suggest IVF objectifies unborn life. [Wesley Smith, 15 June]

Dying woman criticises doctors who did not inform her of IVF risks. [Daily Mail, 14 June]

IVF babies twice as likely to have birth defects. [Daily Mail, 14 June]

Polls suggests radically pro-abortion US President is dropping in popularity. [, 16 June]

UK group plan pro-life advert campaign on the Underground. [Fr Timothy Finigan, 16 June]

Pro-life rally opposing Kenyan constitution is bombed. [, 15 June]

Spanish Catholic bishop highlights difficulties of Catholic doctors. [Catholic News Agency, 14 June]

Police to investigate whether dead teenagers, Robert Miller and James Robertson, were influenced by euthanasia activist. [The Times, 14 June]

Rights of animals advanced to destroy human exceptionalism. [Wesley Smith, 13 June]

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