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SPUC rebuts UK govt claim to be world-leader for disabled people

22 May 2012

SPUC has rebutted a claim made the UK government that it is a world-leader for disabled people. The Twitter account of the British embassy to the Holy See tweeted: "The UK is a world leader in the way it responds to disability, both as society but also at government level." SPUC responded by tweeting: "Wrong. [The] UK aborts disabled babies up to birth; kills disabled children at [the] embryonic stage [and] kills [the] mentally incapacitated. [Twitter, 21 May]

Same-sex couples to get free IVF on NHS

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has suggested that same-sex couples should receive IVF free on the NHS, regardless of whether one or other partner has fertility problems. The recommendations are part of draft guidelines currently under consultation. Josephine Quintavalle of Comment on Reproductive Ethics (CORE) commented: "[J]ust because someone's sexual persuasion does not allow them to have children does not mean we have to kowtow to political correctness." [Sky, 22 May]

Other stories:

Video of mum who refused abortion for disabled son approaches 10 million views [, 16 May]

Rise in surrogate pregnancies raises ethical concerns [CNA, 19 May]

The demographic bomb [Pat Buckley, 22 May]

Chen Guangcheng leaves for America [, 19 May]

Planned Parenthood celebrates ‘National Masturbation Month’ [, 21 May]

Look out for prize-winning pro-life film "Doonby" later this year [John Smeaton, 21 May]

Pro-life maternity hospital opens in Kenya [MaterCare, 19 May]

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