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UN pressuring Ireland to legalise abortion

26 September 2011

A UN committee on torture is pressuring Ireland to legalise abortion. The Committee on the Abolition of Torture said that Ireland's total ban on abortion may breach a UN convention against torture. Pat Buckley, SPUC's representative at the UN said the committee's observations were "an example of the pro-abortion strategy to create a "right to abortion" by stating falsehoods about international law and treaties over and over again until they begin to be treated as truth." [Pat Buckley, 24 September]

Cystic fibrosis woman refuses abortion to give birth to triplets

A young American woman with cystic fibrosis has given birth to triplets after refusing abortion. Kandice Smith, 20, was warned by doctors that she may not survive giving birth. However, Miss Smith said ‘It has been the hardest fight of my life - but it has been worth every second. I would have died for my girls if I’d had to.’ [Mail, 23 September]

UK man given suspended sentence for wife's euthanasia death

A retired British actor has been given a 12-month suspended sentence for smothering his ill wife to death. Stuart Mungall, 71, confessed to and was convicted of the manslaughter of his wife, 69, who had a degenerative brain disease. The sentence was a reduced one due to mitigating circumstances. [Peter Saunders, 23 September]

Other stories:

US bishops rally Catholics to fight Obama abortifacient birth control mandate [, 23 September]

Texas abortion clinics closing after governor cuts off funding [, 22 September]

Disabled babies are killed because of a "lack of imagination" [John Smeaton, 22 September]

Australian song contestant resisted doctors' pressure to have abortion [, 22 September]

US pro-life researchers continue legal fight against embryonic stem cell research [CNA, 25 September]

US ban on human embryo patents draws praise [CNA, 24 September]

Divorced Argentine woman wins embryo custody [Wales Online, 24 September]

BBC hypes up embryonic stem cell trial [Peter Saunders, 22 September]

Victims of China's one-child policy testify before US Congress [CathNews Philippines, 25 September]

Primary schools in England forced by local authorities to teach sex education [Telegraph, 26 September]

More youngsters having sex without contraception, claims global study [Reuters, 26 September]

Canadian Catholic priest suspended following outspoken pro-life/pro-family sermons [, 22 September]

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