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Euthanasia workshop in Dublin is forced to change venue

10 March 2010

Dr Philip Nitschke’s scheduled euthanasia workshop in Dublin, Ireland, has been forced to change venue. The event was scheduled for 19 March and was due to be staged by the Health Board executive at a venue in central Dublin. Niamh Uí Bhriain of the Life Institute said that the workshop was illegal and disturbing. She also said that a close eye would be kept on the potential re-scheduling of the event. [Patrick Buckley, 9 March]

Spanish king cooperated with evil by signing abortion law, says bishop

Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Pla, of Alcala de Henares, Spain, has said that by signing a bill into law that liberalises abortion in Spain, King Juan Carlos has actively cooperated with the evil of abortion. The bishop said that the king could have refused to sign the law. He added that the law would also lead to an imposition of sexual education and gender ideology in schools. [Catholic News Agency, 9 March] The Catholic bishops of Spain have responded to the liberalisation of abortion by arranging to put up 13,000 pro-life billboards in 37 cities. The billboards depict the various stages of development in the womb and have as their focus a newly born child resting in a pair of outstretched hands. [Fr Tim Finigan, 9 March] The Spanish public has responded to the liberalisation of the abortion law by taking to the streets in protest. Close to one million Spaniards in cities across the country took part in the International March for Life 2010 day. The day was organised by more than 300 different pro-life groups. [Catholic News Agency, 9 March]

UK pharmacist refuses to sell the contraceptive pill

A female pharmacist in Sheffield, England, has told a customer that she couldn’t sell her contraceptive pills due to her religious beliefs. The customer was informed that she could collect the pills the following day from a different pharmacist. The pharmacy have made a public apology to the customer and launched an investigation into the matter. [BBC, 9 March]

Other stories:

Pro-life Democrats will oppose a pro-abortion US healthcare bill. [, 9 March]

Holland considering right to die for over-70s if they 'consider their lives complete'. [Daily Mail, 10 March]

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