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Real crisis in Europe is not enough children say experts

1 November 2011

Pro-life experts are warning that the real crisis in Europe is not enough children. Their warning comes as population control advocates lament the birth of the 7 billionth person. Anthony Ozimic of SPUC commented: "What must convince people that they need to be thinking about their children’s generation, their grandchildren’s generation and into the centuries that follow." [, 31 October]

More than half of UK women using contraception use it inconsistently, suggests study

A new study has suggested that 57% of all UK women using contraception use it inconsistently. Many of the women surveyed said that they forget to take the pill. [PA via Yahoo!, 31 October] John Smeaton of SPUC commented: "The ineffectiveness of contraceptive practice in real-world conditions results in unplanned pregnancies and leads in turn to more abortions. Morally, medically and practically, contraception is a pillar of the culture of death."

Judge to rule on US man's feeding tube fight between mother and his wife

A US judge is due to rule on whether a disabled man's feeding tube should be removed. Daniel Sanger was left disabled after a heart attack. Lena Sanger, his wife, wants the tube removed, while his brother and mother want it retained. [Mail, 1 November]

Other stories:

Margaret Cuthill has changed the nature of the abortion debate in the UK [John Smeaton, 30 October]

Fr Mark Swires is leading from the front in east London [John Smeaton, 29 October]

Fr Leon Pereira stands up to pro-abortion Jon Cruddas MP [John Smeaton, 28 October]

I pray that God will send us more pro-life priests like Fr Emilio Salatino [John Smeaton, 27 October]

Scots families ‘should stop at two children’ says anti-life scientist [Scotsman, 1 November]

Welcome baby 7 billion, says Population Research Institute president [John Smeaton, 31 October]

Italian bishops warn Italy is heading towards "demographical suicide" [DICI, 28 October]

Pro-life activist Chen Guangcheng beaten and tortured [, 28 October]

Sex-selection abortion leading to wife-sharing in India [Mail, 28 October]

Rise in Israeli children with birth defects suing doctors for being born [BioNews, 31 October]

Proposal for all women to be offered caesarean section on NHS [Mail, 31 October]

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