Peter Saunders

David Cameron is right about loving one’s neighbour but has he missed the whole point of Easter?

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by Peter Saunders Thu Apr 17 11:30 EST Comments (2)

Tony Blair’s spin doctor Alistair Campbell famously said that the Labour government didn’t ‘do God’ but the Prime Minister’s Easter address to church leaders has him trending on twitter as #CameronJesus. Today he has called for Christians to be…

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David Cameron presides over largest liberalisation of abortion practice since 1967 Abortion Act

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by Peter Saunders Thu Mar 13 11:16 EST Comments (1)

Prime Minister David Cameron has presided over the largest liberalisation of abortion practice since the passing of the Abortion Act in 1967.

Under his leadership, former health minister Andrew Lansley (pictured), working closely with abortion…

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New UK government consultation on three parent embryos asks the wrong questions

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by Peter Saunders Mon Mar 03 17:17 EST Comments (0)

The Department of Health last week published for consultation draft regulations to allow mitochondrial donation to prevent the transmission of serious mitochondrial disease from mother to child.

The consultation will close on 21 May.
 
This…
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66 babies born alive after abortion in one year in Britain raise questions for parliamentarians

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by Peter Saunders Mon Feb 24 12:42 EST Comments (2)

The problem of how to deal with babies born alive after abortion has been highlighted by a question asked at the Council of Europe.

The Committee of Ministers has been asked to act ‘in order to guarantee that foetuses who survive abortions are…

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Church of England bishops say members should ‘welcome’ couples in same-sex ‘marriages’

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by Peter Saunders Thu Feb 20 14:19 EST Comments (3)

‘Those same sex couples who choose to marry should be welcomed into the life of the worshipping community and not be subjected to questioning about their lifestyle.’ Neither should they 'be denied access to the sacraments'.

This extraordinary…

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Three out of every ten human deaths in the UK occur as result of ‘medical intervention’ before birth

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by Peter Saunders Wed Feb 19 12:41 EST Comments (1)

In 2012 there were 499,331 deaths registered in England and Wales, 54,937 in Scotland and 14,756 in Northern Ireland – a total of 569,024 human deaths.

In the same year there were 185,122 abortions carried out on women resident in England and…

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Behind the headlines: information and misinformation in pregnancy counselling

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by Peter Saunders Wed Feb 12 10:49 EST Comments (1)

The pro-abortion organization, Education For Choice (EFC) which is a project within the sexual health charity, Brook, who themselves work closely with the Family Planning Association to promote abortion, has produced a new report based on its…

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A catalogue of reasons why the Scottish Assisted Suicide Bill should be rejected

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by Peter Saunders Mon Feb 03 17:52 EST Comments (0)

An opinion piece in The Guardian on Saturday by the Editor of the Daily Mail in Scotland, Kevin McKenna, provides a powerful critique of Margo MacDonald MSP’s Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill.
 
 
Mr McKenna highlights that, although Ms…
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Department of Health officials attempt to bring in nurse and home abortion through back door

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by Peter Saunders Thu Jan 16 12:22 EST Comments (0)

Doctors will be able to authorise abortions without seeing women and nurses will be authorised to perform abortions and send women home to abort their babies under new draft regulations from the Department of Health.

The proposed wide-ranging…

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Assisted suicide storyline on Coronation Street – Five myths about death and dying

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by Peter Saunders Wed Jan 15 12:11 EST Comments (0)

This morning I took part in a debate on the Radio Four Today programme (listen here) about the assisted suicide story to be screened next Monday in a British television drama (see my previous blog on this here).

The ITV Soap ‘Coronation…

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English and Welsh women eight times more likely to abort Down’s Syndrome baby than Irish women

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by Peter Saunders Tue Dec 17 11:03 EST Comments (1)

If you have Down’s syndrome and your mother lives in Ireland then your chances of making it to birth are considerably greater than if you have the misfortune to be conceived in England or Wales.

English and Welsh women are 7.6 times more likely…

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Irish MP overinflates abortions for fatal fetal disability 300-fold to advance political agenda

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by Peter Saunders Mon Dec 16 14:26 EST Comments (0)

The Irish ‘Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act’, signed into law last July, will allow abortions to be carried out where there is a threat to the life of the mother.

It does not, however, allow abortion when the life of the baby is at…

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Moves to remove protection for unborn babies with disability in Northern Ireland must be resisted

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by Peter Saunders Fri Dec 06 10:20 EST Comments (0)

Northern Ireland's justice minister has said he is going to consult on changing abortion laws to allow women carrying babies with ‘fatal fetal abnormalities’ to have a termination.
 
David Ford said he hoped to put out a consultation document…
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New website launched to help Christians experiencing same-sex attraction

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by Peter Saunders Mon Dec 02 12:25 EST Comments (1)

A new website, containing articles, videos and personal stories has been launched today to help Christians experiencing same-sex attraction.

Living Out is a brilliant initiative by men in pastoral ministry who admit to feelings of same sex…

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Euthanasia: the horrifying slippery slope

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by Peter Saunders Thu Nov 28 10:13 EST Comments (1)

Dr. Peter Saunders
Nov. 28, 2013 (PJSaunders) - A debate at University College London on Monday night allowed the issue of assisted suicide to be addressed.  
 
UCL’s Cruciform Building was the impressive setting for the motion, ‘This House would legalise…
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