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Young British Christian adults much more concerned about pro-life issues than elderly Christians

23 August 2011

Young British Christians are much more concerned about pro-life issues than elderly Christians, suggests a new poll. Two out of three Christians aged 18-34 surveyed said abortion and euthanasia were very important issues, compared to one in three Christians aged over 65. [Inspire Magazine, 23 August] John Smeaton, SPUC director, commented: "This is encouraging news for the defence of the sanctity of human life. It shows that the pro-life movement has a promising future."

English coroners turning a blind eye to assisted suicide, claims report

Coroners in England are turning a blind eye to suspected cases of assisted suicide, claims a new report. Two coroners (one retired) interviewed by Demos, a think-tank, said they avoided looking too closely into such cases in order to spare families problems. [Telegraph, 23 August] Demos is hosting a fake commission into assisted suicide on behalf of the euthanasia lobby.

UK IVF lottery suspended pending watchdog review

A lottery in which couples can win IVF treatment has been suspended pending a review by the Charity Commission. Entrants paid £20 for a ticket to win £25,000 worth of treatment. [Express, 21 August] SPUC's Anthony McCarthy has criticised the lottery as trivialising human life and procreation.

Other stories:

Watch this powerful pro-life film just released on YouTube [John Smeaton, 22 August]

UK woman who had abortion following demotion wins compensation [Express, 19 August]

Regent of Liechtenstein opposes bill to liberalise abortion law [, 18 August]

More Singaporeans going abroad for IVF to choose baby's gender [Center for Genetics and Society, 22 August]

Read Anthony Ozimic's introduction to stem cell research [John Smeaton, 21 August]

Writer on prominent US blog hopes for plague to reduce world population [, 22 August]

US vice-president's comments on China's one-child policy criticised by pro-life experts [, 22 August]

Documentary shows pro-life struggle in the Philippines [CathNews, 23 August]

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