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Pro-life ethicists sceptical of scientists' call about hybrids

25 July 2011

Pro-life ethicists have expressed scepticism about a call by UK scientists for the creation of new expert body to advise on human-animal hybrids. A report by the Academy of Medical Scientists raises the possibility of breeding great apes with human intelligence. Peter Saunders of the Christian Medical Fellowship warned that Professor John Harris, the academy's advisory ethicist, is an anti-life extremist. [Peter Saunders, 22 July]

Korean Catholic bishops condemn sale of abortifacient pill

The Catholic bishops of Korea have condemned the South Korean government's approval of Ella (Ulipristal), the latest version of the morning-after pill. The bishop's pro-life committee said that the approval "is very regrettable, and the government is extremely irresponsible”. [Catholic Culture, 21 July] According to their manufacturers, morning-after pills can cause early abortions by preventing newly-conceived human embryos from implanting in the lining of the womb.

Prominent US psychiatrist says men are traumatized by abortion

Dr Keith Ablow, a prominent American psychiatrist has said that men are traumatized by abortion. In an opinion column, Dr Ablow said that in his own practice of psychiatry he has heard many men express intense pain about the abortions of their children. [Fox News, 22 July] Abortion Recovery Care and Helpline (ARCH), SPUC's sister organization, provides counselling for men and women hurt by abortion.

Other stories:

UK woman demoted for pregnancy felt coerced into abortion [Daily Record, 24 July]

Former US abortion worker breaks silence, speaks out for life [, 21 June]

Austrian doctor accused of euthanasia in Dubai [Austrian Times, 21 July]

EU economic crisis stems directly from low birth rate, says head of Vatican bank [, 21 July]

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