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English Catholic bishop to pray outside London abortuary

13 October 2011

Catholic Bishop Alan Hopes will lead 40 days for Life London in prayer for an end to abortion on 4 November between 7pm - 8pm. 40 Days for Life London is running a daily vigil outside the bpas abortion facility in Bedford Square, which began on 28th September and concludes 6th November. Earlier this year Bishop Hopes led the Helpers of God's Precious Infants pro-life vigil in Twickenham. [40 Days for Life London, 12 October]

Indian Catholic bishops celebrate large families in response to two-child policy

The Kerala Catholic Bishops Council (KCBC), India, has announced a day to recognize and celebrate large families, in response to a recently proposed state bill that would penalize families with more that two children. The new bill recommends fines or jail sentences for couples who have more than two children. Fr. Stephen Alathara, spokesman for the KCBC, said "It is the right of a couple to decide how many children they need, not the state’s". [, 11 October]

Population Research Institute will celebrate birth of seven billionth child

Steven Mosher, President of the Population Research Institute, has suggested that the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is coordinating a scare campaign focused on the global population reaching seven billion people. Mosher cited the recent statement by Simon Ross, chief executive of Population Matters', where he said "Where people have choices, such as the UK, we are asking them to have 'two or fewer' children as part of a sustainable lifestyle.” Mr Mosher said that Population Matters' were "[t]urning a blind eye to the lengthening life spans and soaring per capita incomes that have accompanied this growth" and that "Population Matters wants a world where childbearing is restricted and there are a lot fewer human beings". Steve Mosher will publicly debate Chris Packham of Population Matters this Friday, October 14th on the BBC. [Steven Mosher, October 2011]

Other stories:

51 Maltese women reported to have had UK abortions in 2010 [Times of Malta, 11 October]

Former abortion worker describes horror of life in abortion industry [, 12 October]

Assisted suicide machine of convicted murderer to be auctioned in sale of his estate [Reuters, 11 October]

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