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500 attend European parliament meeting on embryo d...
Posted on 11 April 2014.
A petition to the European Parliament which gathered the best part of two million signatures has placed embryo-destruction on the EU's political agenda, as demonstrated at a well-attended hearing in Brussels yesterday (10 April). The ProLife Alliance was one of the main organisations in the UK that inspired and promoted the One of Us petition. The... 
EU urged not to fund human embryo destruction...
Posted on 9 April 2014.
Opponents of the destruction of human embryos will tomorrow (10 April) present a petition to the European Parliament in Brussels, calling on the European Commission to legislate to ban funding for the practice. The One of Us campaign, of which the ProLife Alliance is a principal member, collected 1.8m signatures from 20 countries. They will argue their... 
pro-life museum opens in Madrid...
Posted on 8 April 2014.
A human-rights group in Spain has this week opened a museum which celebrates unborn human life and describes the horror of abortion. HazteOir.org is supporting ExpoVida in Calle Zorrilla, Madrid, near the country's parliament. Parliamentarians helped set up the project in a building just 50 metres from the chamber of deputies.... 
Politics of pessimism and despair...
Posted on 8 April 2014.
The recent suicide of an 89 year old retired art teacher at the Dignitas Clinic in Zurich, with the encouragement of a struck-off British doctor, is a further example of the disastrous effects of attempts to legalise assisted suicide in this country. As reported, she was in relatively good health but simply tired of modern life. Every... 
fighting UK proposals for assisted suicide...
Posted on 20 March 2014.
The Assisted Dying Bill is before the British parliament. The Catholic Universe newspaper carried an article by Councillor Christopher Whitehouse about opposing the proposed legislation. He writes: "Some [politicians] may agree in principle that we should permit others to help people to die, but there is no way around the argument that... 
billionaires fund abortion...
Posted on 16 March 2014.
Here is the introduction to an excellent article from Life Institute: "Most countries with access to legal abortion have spawned organisations who exist to pay for poor women to have abortions. These organisations, often described as ‘Abortion Funds’, like to portray themselves as grassroots groups; ordinary folk struggling to... 
Dear future mom: a message from Down’s child...
Posted on 14 March 2014.
An expectant mother was told her unborn baby had Down's syndrome, which frightened her. In this video, young people with Down's tell her in several languages about all the things her child will be able to do. "Dear future mum, your child can be happy like I am." #dearfuturemom The Scotland Today TV programme recently featured... 
a useful source of life-related news...
Posted on 11 March 2014.
The ProLife Alliance's Twitter feed can be found at http://twitter.com/ProLifeAlliance. Please visit it and follow it. We try to keep it up to date. Comments are welcome @prolifealliance and to info@prolife.org.uk.  Read More →
Belgium Child Euthanasia Discussed on BBC Radio 5...
Posted on 18 February 2014.
The legalisation of child euthanasia in Belgium has sparked much debate. The rest of Europe are horrified by the new law, but many like Dr Jutte Van der Werff Ten Bosch, a pediatric oncologist from University Hospital Brussels, stood in support of it. Dominica Roberts of the ProLife Alliance recently discussed the issue with Dr Ten Bosch on... 
Help stop child-euthanasia in Belgium...
Posted on 14 February 2014.
Pro-life people are petitioning the King of the Belgians to refuse to sign a law which would allow for the euthanasia of children. A ProLife Alliance spokesman said: "This move evokes the ethos of the Nazi regime, something from which Belgium and many other countries had to be liberated with much loss of life. King Philippe needs to take a stand... 
Savulescu and Ethical Inconsistencies...
Posted on 10 February 2014.
In a recent piece in the Journal of Medical Ethics, bioethicist Julian Savulescu, of the Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford, criticised home births, claiming they are as potentially harmful to the unborn baby as 'driving without child seatbelts'.  In the article, Savulescu and Lachlan de Crespigny, of the University... 
Assisted Suicide in the News...
Posted on 10 February 2014.
On January 17th the Department of Health published a report on suicide prevention in England, where numbers have been rising since 2007: there were 4524 suicides in 2012. It is generally agreed that this is a sad and mainly preventable death, but there is  one sinister exception: pro-euthanasia activists try to persuade the public that, for... 
News from America...
Posted on 6 January 2014.
Mary Helen Bowers, a former ballerina and the founder of a dance fitness business, has been chronicling her experience of pregnancy online. Her ‘balletbeautiful’ Instagram account displays photos and videos of her dancing through the past nine months. Bowers, who gave birth to her daughter over Christmas, expressed in a recent interview the... 
Office Manager Vacancy...
Posted on 30 December 2013.
The ProLife Alliance is looking to appoint a new office manager for London.  As well as good office skills we are looking for experience in pro-life policy and campaign work. If you are interested in this position please email info@prolife.org.uk for a full job description. The closing date for applications is Friday 17th January.  Read More →
A Christmas Favour...
Posted on 20 December 2013.
Please ask your MP to oppose three parent embryos We'd like to thank all of our supporters for their efforts over this past year- we really value all that you do to protect every unborn child. As 2013 draws to a close, we have a final favour to ask of you: Fiona Bruce, the member of parliament for Congleton, has tabled an Early Day Motion criticising... 
Move Towards Child Euthanasia in Belgium and Assis...
Posted on 18 December 2013.
Euthanasia and assisted suicide have sadly continued to feature strongly in this week’s news. Belgium has moved a step closer to becoming the first democracy to legalise euthanasia for children, following the Senate’s vote in favour of such a change in the law. Il Foglio, an Italian newspaper, drew striking comparisons with previous... 
Assisted Suicide Debate in the House of Lords...
Posted on 16 December 2013.
Not much new to the discussion of assisted suicide was said in the debate on Lord Dubs' euphemistic motion on "the case for patient choice at end of life". Lord Rowe-Beddoes put it clearly: "If your Lordships’ House is to consider such a proposal [to allow assisted suicide] seriously, it needs hard evidence that currently... 
Estrela Report Defeated...
Posted on 10 December 2013.
Today, after many months of intense debate, the European Parliament voted against the controversial 'Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights’ (also known as the Estrela Report).  An alternative resolution proposed by the European People's Party group won 334 votes, and was therefore adopted by the Parliament.  Had... 
‘One of Us’ Part 1: Huge Success...
Posted on 5 December 2013.
Immense thanks to all who signed the ‘One of Us’ Campaign The United Kingdom signatures in support of this massively successful European campaign in defence of the human embryo were collected with extraordinary commitment.  We celebrate the tireless individuals and groups in our country who together with our dynamic European colleagues... 
Alison Davis, 8 January 1955 – 3 December 20...
Posted on 4 December 2013.
We join with colleagues across the United Kingdom to express our sadness at the death yesterday of the great pro-life leader Alison Davis. Her colossal courage, tireless commitment and ready smile will be remembered by those who knew her personally, and the legacy of her heroic witness will continue to enrich the pro-life movement. We... 
MEPs Oppose Three-Parent Embryos...
Posted on 22 November 2013.
On Wednesday, to mark International Children´s Day, members of the European Parliament’s Bioethics Intergroup published an open letter expressing their concern over regulatory efforts in the United Kingdom, the first country worldwide to propose the approval of mitochondrial replacement. This technique requires the combination... 
The Rise of Conscientious Objection...
Posted on 18 November 2013.
Italian Abortion Rate Plummets La Stampa, an Italian daily newspaper, reported last week that the abortion rate in Italy has fallen to its lowest level in decades. A recent report by the Ministry of Health on the implementation of Law 194, “on voluntary interruptions of pregnancy”, found the abortion rate throughout the country had... 
New Euthanasia Prevention Coalition...
Posted on 13 November 2013.
A new coalition is being launched in Brussels today to combat the growing threat of euthanasia across Europe. The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Europe, (EPC-Europe) brings together organisations and individuals from across the continent to campaign against the erosion of laws that protect people from euthanasia. The Pro Life Alliance wholeheartedly... 
‘One of Us’ Wrap Up...
Posted on 12 November 2013.
The 'One of Us' campaign has now reached its conclusion. In total over 1.8 million people signed to affirm the co-humanity of those at all stages of life, and to show their opposition to the funding of research whihc presupposes the destruction of embryos. The UK reached 27, 348 signatures, reaching 49.95% of our national target.... 
Detective Downs...
Posted on 7 November 2013.
In the wake of the discomforting findings of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Abortion on the Grounds of Disability, it is heartening to note the critical acclaim that Norwegian crime drama Detective Downs has been receiving. Svein André Hofsø plays Robert Bogerud, a young man with Down's syndrome, who has turned his room in... 
Questioning IVF...
Posted on 4 November 2013.
The past few days have seen a spate of news stories revealing the darker side of IVF. Lisa Jardine, outgoing chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, has spoken out on the need for greater awareness of the realities of IVF. On 'IVF and the Marketing of Hope' on BBC Radio 4, Jardine highlighted the... 
‘One of Us’ Deadline...
Posted on 29 October 2013.
Many thanks to all who have signed, and collected signatures for, the 'One of Us' petition to the European Union to end the funding of activities that presuppose the destruction of human embryos.   The petition closes on Thursday 31st October, in just three days time. After this date, all online signatures received will... 
Living with Suffering...
Posted on 29 October 2013.
The latest episode of Channel 4's '999: What's your emergency?' contained a segment on a family in which all three of the children suffer from Lafora disease, a fatal genetic condition that normally causes death before the 25th birthday. Sadly, the family's eldest daughter has died already. Yet the serene dedication... 
Architect of ‘One of Us’ Advises Proli...
Posted on 25 October 2013.
Today's edition of The Catholic Herald featured an interview with Italian MEP Carlo Casini, the instigator of the 'One of Us' intiative ('Influential MEP offers advice to pro-lifers', p.5). In the last days of this campaign, Mr Casini, whose work both as a member of the legal profession and as a politician has been pivotal to... 
46th Anniversary of the Abortion Act...
Posted on 24 October 2013.
Commemorating the Loss of Over 8 Million Lives The Abortion Act was passed in October 1967, and came into effect on 27 April 1968. A calculation of the number of abortions in Scotland, England and Wales up until the last statistics were released in May 2013 totals some 8, 083, 148. We commemorate with great sadness this appalling loss of life,... 

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