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Forcing vaccines on care workers won’t help

Media reports today (16 June 2021) suggest that the UK government is likely to make Covid vaccination mandatory for care home staff, and possibly directly employed NHS staff. I think this would be a mistake. I continue to thank God for the quick development of […]

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The headline figures don’t tell the whole story in the BMA assisted suicide poll

While there have been what seems like an unending succession of polls of British doctors about euthanasia and assisted suicide, that run by the British Medical Association (BMA) early in 2020 can lay claim to being one of the most thorough and significant. With over […]

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Denying conscience – the Canadian experiment

Recent reports from Canada reveal a worrying trend of doctors being pressurised and bullied into participating in Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD, the Canadian euthanasia programme). This is not only a worrying development in itself but one that follows almost inevitably from the steady erosion […]

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Defending freedom of conscience on emergency contraception

The UK’s biggest abortion provider, British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), has attacked pharmacists who do not sell the ‘morning after pill’ for conscience reasons. After one incident where a pharmacist would not dispense emergency contraception to a woman for ‘personal’ reasons, BPAS condemned both the […]

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A stark warning to UK doctors from Canada

A recent legal ruling in Canada is a strong warning for British medical professionals who conscientiously object to involvement in abortion, or who would do so with assisted suicide if it were ever legalised. In 2018 the Ontario Superior Court ruled that healthcare professionals who […]