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How to REALLY help women in the developing world...
Posted on 11 July 2012.
The London Summit on Family Planning, co-hosted by the Department for International Development and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is taking place today.  It hopes to raise funds from governments, organisations and private donors to supply contraception to women and girls in the developing world.  Yet there is another way to improve... 
Marie Stopes: legal and independent?...
Posted on 28 June 2012.
On 23rd May, BBC 5 Live broadcast their morning radio show from an abortion clinic, in the hope of giving ‘an insight into an area of British life which is taboo’. There is a recording of the programme here, or if you get in touch, the ProLife Alliance can provide a written transcript of the programme.  The programme followed the... 
Radio 5 spends 2 hours in an abortion clinic but t...
Posted on 23 May 2012.
The much publicised live broadcast from a Marie Stopes clinic on 23rd May was predictably one sided.  The programme opens with Karen, described as a Healthcare Assistant, qualifications unknown, who is adamant that the clinic does not allow abortion for non-statutory reasons such as financial hardship.  However from that point onwards, the... 
Born with a ‘can do’ attitude...
Posted on 30 April 2012.
16 year old Joanne O’Riordan, who was born with no arms or legs, but with a great deal of determination, has addressed the UN on the importance of technological resources for severely disabled people. The issue of poor quality of life is often cited in the debate over abortion for disability and assisted dying.  Here is a young woman who... 
The psychological impact of abortion – 6 March &...
Posted on 8 March 2012.
Superb exposition and excellent attendance at meeting with Professors Priscilla Coleman and Patricia Casey. The colloquium between these two experts, Dr Priscilla Coleman who is Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and Dr Patricia Casey who is Professor of Psychiatry at University College Dublin,... 
Daily Telegraph confirms that illegal sex selectio...
Posted on 23 February 2012.
There is understandable outrage across the country today, following an undercover media exercise, which confirms that gendercide abortions are taking place in our country.  Different scenarios were placed before abortion providers around the country, and compelling video footage shows how easily agreement was obtained to abort the baby of the undesired... 
Welcome to the ProLife Alliance...
Posted on 1 January 2012.
The ProLife Alliance was established with the aim of securing the right to life of all human beings, from conception to natural death. We seek to achieve this by advancing the education of the public in all matters pertaining to the inviolability of human life. Absolute respect for human life is the keystone of justice. A truly just society affirms... 
Tom van der Linden – a great pro-life suppor...
Posted on 11 July 2011.
One of our dearest supporters, Tom van der Linden, died on June 25, and Requiem Mass will be held for him at 9.30 am on July 12 at St Raphael’s Church, Surbiton. The Mass will be in Latin, not surprisingly, as every aspect of Tom’s devout Catholic life was characterised by a gentle but firm orthodoxy. He was a member of the ProLife Alliance right... 
At last: Department of Health releases statistics...
Posted on 4 July 2011.
The Department of Health (DoH) has at last released details of grounds justifying late abortions for fetal health reasons, after a David and Goliath legal battle lasting over 6 years, which started when the ProLife Alliance (PLA) first asked for these statistics under a Freedom of Information request in February 2005. Previously, this information had... 
BCAP proposes further liberalisation of advertisem...
Posted on 28 June 2011.
In May 2009 the ProLife Alliance and other pro-life organisations protested to the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice (BCAP) about Marie Stopes advertising on television. We launched a petition signed by 1,385 supporters, added to the 27,000 others who protested against the advertisements. A tiny 2,000 submitted in support of Marie Stopes. In... 
“Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die”: a ...
Posted on 15 June 2011.
Monday night’s BBC2 programme “Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die” was even more disgraceful than expected. It breached both the spirit and the letter of WHO guidance: “Don’t publish photographs or suicide notes. Don’t report specific details of the method used. Don’t give simplistic reasons. Don’t glorify... 
A Cautious Welcome for the End of Life Patient Cha...
Posted on 8 June 2011.
A new End of Life Patient Charter has been produced by the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of Nursing. It helpfully starts with a quotation from Dame Cicely Saunders who pioneered the good care of the dying and incurable in hospices. The ProLife Alliance welcomes the promise that GPs and nurses will protect patients’ “independence,... 
Little Miracles...
Posted on 26 May 2011.
Pampers have tied their colours to the mast by issuing a beautiful advert which we recommend highly. It is not often we get the opportunity to congratulate an international conglomerate, but on this occasion we can wholeheartedly congratulate Pampers on their pro-life stance.  Read More →
Who does the Advertising Standards Authority repre...
Posted on 23 May 2011.
Back in 2010, the ProLife Alliance called for the public to complain against Marie Stopes being allowed to advertise their services on tv. The public responded magnificently. A recent article in Third Sector UK has stated that of all complaints sent to the ASA in 2010, the issue of the abortion advertisements produced the second highest level of complaints.... 
Lord Falconer’s Commission on Assisted Dying...
Posted on 19 May 2011.
Last year, assisted dying campaigners asked for a Royal Commission on assisted suicide and were turned down because a House of Lords committee and the Scottish Parliament had recently considered the subject in depth and had rejected attempts to weaken the law. The same campaigners, using money from supporters including Terry Pratchett, to set up a... 
Comment may be Free at The Guardian newspaper but ...
Posted on 28 April 2011.
Fiona Beveridge, a member of the ProLife Alliance, wrote to the Guardian asking for inaccuracies in the article written by Kate Smurthwaite in the Guardian on 22 April to be corrected, but has not received the courtesy of a response. We are therefore publishing Fiona’s response on our website in the interests of freedom of speech and accuracy.... 
Obfuscation on the Abortion Front ­- Freedom of I...
Posted on 17 April 2011.
It is ten years since a statistic for one late abortion (post 24 weeks) for cleft palate, published in the 2001 Abortion Statistics, triggered what has become a very lengthy battle over freedom of information in relation to the statistical reporting of termination of pregnancy. On Monday 18 April the legal battle continues in the High Court, as the... 
Choice? What Choice?...
Posted on 27 January 2011.
The ProLife Alliance occasionally takes part in debates on pro-life issues. This is an important means of bringing subjects such as abortion to the attention of the next generation and a wider audience. Last year we were invited by Bristol University’s debating society to take part in a debate on abortion. Our opponent on this occasion was a speaker... 
BPAS attempts to weaken Abortion Act further...
Posted on 24 January 2011.
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service, which is a major abortion provider, is launching a court challenge on 28th January 2011 so that rather than taking both abortion tablets in their clinics, BPAS will issue the second pill (Misoprostol) for women to take at home. Their challenge will be contested by the Department of Health. The challenge is an... 
Why the fuss about Dr Kermit Gosnell? Abortion is...
Posted on 21 January 2011.
In the past few days the worldwide media has reacted with shock regarding the ‘baby killer’ doctor Dr Kermit Gosnell. Dr Gosnell is a late term abortionist in the US whose clinic has been slammed for carrying out illegal late term abortions and putting women’s health at risk. He is accused of forcibly delivering and executing babies with scissors.... 
Abortions – Fathers Testify...
Posted on 18 November 2010.
Abortion is often discussed in a way which completely marginalises or misrepresents the role of the man in the decision. More often than not you will hear that the man did not support his partner, or said he would leave if she continued with the pregnancy. Sadly such situations are very real but it is absolutely unjust to categorise all men in this... 
Abortion – What we need to know...
Posted on 16 November 2010.
In 2007, Channel 4 aired a very comprehensive documentary on abortion entitled ‘Abortion – what we need to know’. The ProLife Alliance recommends this earlier Dispatches programme as it focuses on issues very much under debate today, three years later. The programme can be seen on the attached link.  Read More →
Happy little baby, or just a reflex?...
Posted on 21 October 2010.
Happy little baby, or just a reflex? Professor Stuart Campbell, the pioneer of 3D and 4D ultrasound, has shown pictures of a 17 week gestation baby who appears to be smiling for the camera. This is at least five weeks earlier than previously recorded. Professor Campbell states that this is a sign that foetuses can show human characteristics as early... 
Misdiagnosis of Coma Victim Re-ignites Euthanasia ...
Posted on 24 November 2009.
The testimony of Rom Houben, a misdiagnosed coma victim, has once again cast doubt on the campaign of the pro-euthanasia lobby.   Neurologist Steven Laureys, who discovered that Houben’s brain was in fact functioning normally 23 years after he was declared to be in a persistent vegetative state, maintained that this was not a unique case. In a BMC... 
Have Your Say On Assisted Suicide...
Posted on 19 November 2009.
The legalisation of euthanasia in the Netherlands began with a decision not to prosecute certain kinds of cases. There is a real danger that a similar thing might now happen in the United Kingdom.   The Director of Public Prosecutions has recently issued guidance about  when he will prosecute cases of “assisting” suicide. These currently include... 
The Liverpool Care Pathway: cause for conern?...
Posted on 23 October 2009.
The Liverpool Care Pathway is the recommended management  of dying patients. Its supporters claim that it provides clear helpful criteria for assessing whether a patient is at the very end of life, whether further treatment is useful and if so what,  whether sedation is needed to prevent pain or discomfort, and so on. The LCP has been carefully... 
RCN ‘neutral’ stance lets down majorit...
Posted on 25 July 2009.
It is both sad and strange that the Royal College of Nursing has ceased to oppose assisted dying and adopted a ‘neutral stance’, neither supporting or opposing assisted suicide, given the recent overwhelming rejection of assisted suicide recently in the House of Lords. When a group of pro-euthanasiasts pushed through a similar ‘neutral’... 
Petition: Reject abortion adverts on TV and radio...
Posted on 11 May 2009.
The Broadcasting Committee of Advertising Practice public consultation are considering proposals to allow abortion organisations to advertise on TV and radio. We ask you to oppose the proposals to allow pro-abortion advertising by signing our online petition (see form below). Alternatively you can download and print the petition here, to collect... 
Petition: Right to Life of the Human Embryo...
Posted on 11 May 2009.
Across the European Union pro-lifers in member countries are collecting signatures for this petition in defence of the right to life of the human embryo, to coincide with the 60th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights. It is vital that the United Kingdom supports this initiative. The European Union is the only vehicle for receiving such a... 
Video: Aborted lives – who were they?...
Posted on 23 January 2009.

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