News, 3 November 2011

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New evidence may confirm that abortionist was Jack the Ripper

New evidence has emerged which may identify an abortionist as Jack the Ripper, the notorious serial killer of women in Victorian London. A knife and samples of uterine tissue belonging to Sir John Williams, a famous surgeon who performed abortions, have been discovered by one of his relatives. Sir John was recorded to have had performed an abortion on one of the Ripper's victims. [Telegraph, 3 November]

40% of Austrians oppose IVF for single women and lesbians couples

40% of Austrians oppose IVF for single women and lesbians couples, suggests a new survey. The survey follows proposals by Alois Stöger, Austria's health minister. In August Mr Stöger had also proposed an expansion of abortion services. [Austrian Times, 2 November]

UK government to allow homosexual partnership ceremonies at places of worship

The British government is reported to have approved a proposal to allow civil partnership ceremonies to be conducted at places of worship. Civil partnerships in English law are legally exclusive to same-sex couples and in practice are used only by homosexual couples; and have already been given many of the "rights belonging to marriage" in English law. [Telegraph, 1 November] John Smeaton, SPUC director, called upon people to confront the Cameron government’s homosexual agenda while they can. [John Smeaton, 2 November]

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