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Contact Council of Europe urgently to protect unborn children from discrimination

30 September 2011

This coming Tuesday (4 October) the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will consider a report which includes serious attacks on unborn children with sex-linked genetic disorders. SPUC has asked its supporters to contact their country’s delegates at PACE, asking them to to reject or amend the dangerous clauses, or vote against the report if the bad content is not removed. [SPUC, 28 September]

SPUC supporters encouraged to join SPUC London region at 40 Days for Life vigil

SPUC supporters are encouraged to join SPUC London region at the 40 Days for Life vigil outside a central London abortion centre. The vigil will be held on Sat 15 October, beginning at 10am and finishing at 4pm outside BPAS, 26/27 Bedford Square, WC1B 3HP. For more information, call 020 8668 7697 or email

M case decision welcome but judgment contains future threats to disabled people

SPUC Pro-Life has published a summary and in-depth commentary on Wednesday's decision in the M case. Mr Justice Baker, sitting in the Court of Protection, refused an application for withdrawal of assisted food and fluids from a woman diagnosed in a so-called 'minimally conscious state'. SPUC Pro-Life welcomed the decision but warned that the judgment contains future threats to disabled people. [SPUC, 29 September]

Other stories:

UK Catholic nun says many women at English prison are post-abortion sufferers [Independent Catholic News, 30 September]

Abortion centre in northern England to close [Shields Gazette, 27 September]

Pill inventor champions IVF over natural conception [BBC, 30 September]

Dana secures nomination for Irish presidential election [Pat Buckley, 29 September]

Dr Margaret Ogola, the Kenyan pro-life humanitarian, has died [John Smeaton, 27 September]

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