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Fantastic SPUC youth conference paused in silence to remember Tony Bland RIP

9 March 2012

The 5th International Youth Pro-Life Conference, organised by SPUC and held in Rotherham, south Yorkshire, was a massive success for the future of the pro-life cause. 140 delegates grew in their knowledge and love of the sanctity of human life and the dignity of the family.

On Saturday morning the delegates observed two minutes' silence for Tony Bland who, 19 years ago to the day, was starved and dehydrated to death following a court ruling. [John Smeaton, 5 March]

Other stories:

  • Spain announces plans to tighten abortion laws [Telegraph, 9 March]
  • Pregnant mother offered £2,000 to abort baby with Down's Syndrome [ParentDish, 8 March]
  • Abortion is the ultimate weapon against women, pro-life feminist Fiorella Nash tells SPUC youth [John Smeaton, 7 March]
  • SPUC's comment on the 'after-birth abortion' paper [John Smeaton, 1 March]
  • Adult stem cells beat kidney rejection, claim US scientists [BBC, 8 March]
  • Adult stem cells may treat glaucoma, claim UK scientists [BBC, 7 March]
  • UK woman left to die by hospital, rules coroner [Islington Tribune, 9 March]
  • Fr Andrew Pinsent helps pro-life youth uphold human dignity [John Smeaton, 6 March]
  • The sun is shining for the young pro-life movement in Britain [John Smeaton, 2 March]

Older stories:

  • Statement by Glasgow midwives after abortion judgment [SPUC, 29 February]
  • SPUC's Paul Tully speaks to Premier Christian Radio about Glasgow midwives abortion judgment [Premier Christian Radio, 29 February]
  • UK pro-abortion lobby: "Sex selective abortion is not gender discrimination", "travesty" that doctor suspended [Reproductive Health Matters, 28 February]
  • "[P]ro-choicers flailing with their responses" to sex-selective abortion scandal, says leading left-wing blog [Liberal Conspiracy, 25 February]
  • Founder-director of Calthorpe Clinic at centre of sex-selective abortion  scandal is veteran eugenicist [The Bones, 24 February]
  • Ex-BPAS medical director: Sex-selection abortion is "widespread" in UK, “happens in all communities” in UK [Telegraph, 24 February]
  • Major UK & int'l veteran pro-abortion leader defends sex-selective abortion [Marge Berer, 24 February]
  • Newcastle embryologist claim new technique lifts IVF success-rates [Telegraph, 1 March]
  • Grandmother, 75 'left to die of thirst' after nurses refused to give her enough to drink [Mail, 1 March]
  • Ageing Scotland faces population time bomb [Scotsman, 1 March]
  • Fall in teen pregnancies welcome but not due to contraception, says SPUC [SPUC, 28 February]
  • SPUC works to build int'l pro-life cooperation [John Smeaton, 27 February]
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