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Capturing the language of (assisted) death

Those promoting the agenda that, in plain speaking, wants the UK to legalise doctors to be able to provide a prescription for a lethal draught with which patients can kill themselves, have a long history of shape-shifting their language. Morphing from the Voluntary Euthanasia Society […]

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‘Dying with Dignity’ Bill defeated in Ireland

The Joint Committee on Justice in Ireland has put a halt to the Dying with Dignity Bill proposed by Deputy Gino Kelly. They have recommended that an Oireachtas Special Committee be established to examine the whole area of assisted dying. A public consultation on the bill was […]

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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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Maya Forstater wins her appeal – gender-critical beliefs are ‘worthy of respect’

Maya Forstater has today (10 June 2021) won her appeal against the employment tribunal, which ruled that her gender-critical beliefs were ‘absolutist in nature’ and ‘not worthy of respect in a democratic society’. In a statement on YouTube, Forstater said: ‘Gender-critical beliefs are protected under […]

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‘Don’t bother the midwife’: abortion as a parable for assisted suicide

The current series of Call the Midwife is set in 1966. We dispensed with World Cup fever in about half an episode and are now focussing on other things in the news that year. The most significant of these, from a midwifery perspective, was David […]

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