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Minimal Consciousness case goes to court...
Posted on 19 July 2011.
Today the case of a 53 year old woman with minimal consciousness goes to court for a 10 day hearing. In 2003 ‘M’ suffered brain damage, although she is not in a persistent vegetative state. She responds to touch, can move an arm and can put her tongue in and out. Her mother, who has Alzeimers, has made an application for food and fluid to be... 
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... 
No shortage of NHS cash for abortions and no reduc...
Posted on 24 May 2011.
The Department of Health (DoH) has today published the Abortion Statistics for England and Wales 2010. The latest statistics (*), completing the first decade of the Millennium, present an extremely sad picture for England and Wales, with abortion figures averaging over 195,000 a year, and in 2010 a recorded 196,109 which is slightly up on the previous... 
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.... 
ProLife Alliance case upheld in the High Court...
Posted on 21 April 2011.
In our longstanding case regarding the transparency of statistics on late abortion, we are delighted to report that the High Court has ruled against the Department of Health. Please see the attached link for details including an interview with Josephine Quintavalle, speaking for the ProLife Alliance outside the High Court.  Read More →
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... 
“Scottish Commission points out flaws in bil...
Posted on 18 November 2010.
The ProLife Alliance welcomes the rejection, by the End of Life Assistance (Scotland) Bill Committee, of Margo MacDonald MSP’s arguments for legalising assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia. The Committee’s Stage 1 report published today, 18 November 2010, does not therefore recommend the general principles of the Bill to the Scottish Parliament,... 
Légion d’Honneur for Mme. Maryannick Pavage...
Posted on 2 November 2010.
The ProLife Alliance heartily congratulates Mme. Maryannick Pavageau, who has been awarded France’s highest decoration, the Légion d’Honneur, for her anti-euthanasia activity. 30 years ago, at the age of 29, she had a stroke, and was in a coma for three months. She suffers from Locked-in Syndrome, and is virtually completely paralysed... 
Open letter to David Cameron...
Posted on 29 October 2010.
Dear Mr Cameron, We understand that you will be visiting China in November. Before you go, the ProLife Alliance would like to alert you to the terrible situation regarding forced abortion in China and the involvement of the UK government. We urge you in particular to withdraw any overseas funding for Marie Stopes International’s programmes which... 
EU Parliament rejects forced abortion funding...
Posted on 25 October 2010.
The ProLife Alliance is delighted to report that the European Commission’s annual budget has been amended so that family planning programmes involving forced abortion will not be funded. Additionally amendments to the 2011 budget were agreed to combat forced abortion, sterilisation and infanticide in countries which enforce state family planning... 
ProLife Alliance Welcomes BBC’s New Guidelines o...
Posted on 21 October 2010.
The ProLife Alliance welcomes the extension of BBC guidelines on impartiality (which used to apply only to matters of public policy or political and industrial controversy) to broadcasting about religion, science, culture and ethics. We have complained in the past about biased reporting on pro-life questions, where BBC reporters have appeared to be... 
Informed Consent Early Day Motion 834 – Acti...
Posted on 20 October 2010.
The ProLife Alliance congratulates Therese Coffey, MP for Suffolk Coastal who has put forward an Early Day Motion on Informed Consent for Abortion. The EDM can be viewed on this link. We urge you to ask your local MP to support this EDM. You can find your Member of Parliament through this link. Therese Coffey’s EDM relates particularly to the... 
Youtube stifles freedom of speech on abortion...
Posted on 20 October 2010.
Missy Smith, Republican candidate for the Washington DC US House of Representatives has made the rights of the unborn child a key issue in her political campaign well ahead of other more general party-political concerns. Missy, who had an abortion herself which she regrets bitterly, has used media publicity in the US to show graphic images of abortion.... 
Outrageous statement from Virgina Ironside in favo...
Posted on 7 October 2010.
BBC 1’s Sunday Morning Live, a religious and current affairs discussion programme, this week featured a debate on abortion to coincide with the release of the Advertising Standards Authority   (ASA) judgement that Marie Stopes’ recent TV abortion advertising did not breach their Code.  The debate moved swiftly to abortion itself and focused more... 
Release of anti-abortion activist Chen Guangcheng ...
Posted on 10 September 2010.
Blind activist Chen Guangcheng has been freed in China following four years in prison, human rights groups say. Yesterday he was escorted by police from prison to his home in the village of Dongshigu, Shandong. However it is unclear how much freedom he will be permitted as the house is under constant surveillance with telephone and internet access blocked. Mr... 
PROLIFE ALLIANCE URGES PROTEST AS BOOTS PUTS PROFI...
Posted on 16 August 2010.
The ProLife Alliance is very disturbed by the recent announcement by Boots Chemists that they plan to sell Levonelle, the morning after pill, via their website.  This is a profit-motivated strategy with little regard for women’s health or any ethical considerations.  Their standards’ director, Paul Bennett is quoted in the Daily Mail (14/8/2010)... 
Anger as Marie Stopes offers free abortions as ben...
Posted on 10 August 2010.
Marie Stopes International has once again hit controversy in the national news. According to the Mail on Sunday (8 August 2010), the pro-abortion organisation is offering free abortions to staff as part of its ‘benefits package’ to employees. The newspaper states that the service also applies to family members of the employee, including teenage... 
ProLife Alliance outraged as Marie Stopes abortion...
Posted on 4 August 2010.
The ProLife Alliance is appalled by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) adjudication which has rejected the complaints it received concerning the Marie Stopes abortion services adverts first broadcast on 24 May. The adjudication rejected claims that the advert was misleading as to the services that MSI provided. In addition it denied that MSI... 
ProLife Alliance shocked by attempt to weaken murd...
Posted on 20 July 2010.
Tony Nicklinson, a former engineering executive who suffered a stroke in 2005 which left him paralysed from the neck down, yesterday launched a legal bid to insure immunity for his wife if she were to kill him. Mr Nicklinson, who suffers from ‘locked-in syndrome’, is not terminally ill or in great pain but says that he is fed up with his life and... 
UK has world’s best end of life care new rep...
Posted on 15 July 2010.
Yesterday a report published by the Economist Intelligence Unit gave the UK a 7.9 out of 10 for end of life care, joint top with Australia. A team of researchers compared 40 countries and concluded that access to drugs and carers were the two most important issues in end of life care. They also found that charities played a crucial role in offering... 
ProLife shock at use of fetal brains in Parkinson&...
Posted on 1 July 2010.
An article published yesterday in Science Translational Medicine indicates research into Parkinson’s disease using fetal tissue is set to restart after over ten years. Studies conducted in the late 1980s and 1990s appeared to show that transplanting cells from the brains of aborted fetuses had some effect in reversing the effects of the progressive... 
ProLife outrage as Royal College of Obstetricians ...
Posted on 25 June 2010.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists today released two reports: Fetal Awareness and Termination of Pregnancy for Fetal Abnormality. These update reports published in 1997 and 1996, respectively, following the recommendation of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee in 2008. The reports in effect reinforce the status... 
Millions spent on third world abortions by DFID wh...
Posted on 24 June 2010.
Just as the full implications of the Budget are beginning to sink in, a parliamentary answer revealed yesterday that the Department for International Development has been giving away millions of pounds to the abortion provider Marie Stopes International to spend on abortions in the developing world. The Conservative MP David Amess asked how much DFID... 
Police consider reopening investigation into GP st...
Posted on 21 June 2010.
Police are considering reopening a case against Dr Howard Martin who was cleared of murdering three of his patients in 2005. Dr Martin was struck off by the General Medical Council last week for hastening the deaths of 18 dying patients. The GMC disciplinary panel said that he had “violated the rights of the terminally ill” and had acted on the... 
2009 abortion statistics continue to suppress info...
Posted on 25 May 2010.
The Department of Health abortion statistics for England and Wales for 2009 were published today. They show that a total of 195,296  abortions were performed last year, of which 189,100 were on women resident in England and Wales. This marks a fall of 3.2% on the year before. However over five years on from the ProLife Alliance’s original Freedom... 
Cynical Marie Stopes Abortion Ad screened on Ch 4 ...
Posted on 25 May 2010.
Abortion provider Marie Stopes last night aired its controversial ‘First ever TV commercial for abortion services’ (1), in an advertising slot during the launch of a new and particularly banal game show on Channel 4. Never famous for its subtlety or discernment Marie Stopes shared advertising time with a selection of products and purveyors, including... 
ProLife Alliance condemns decision to air first ev...
Posted on 20 May 2010.
At 10.10pm on Monday 24th May, Channel 4 is to show the first ever abortion commercial on British television in defiance of the governing codes of advertising. The commercial, part of a new campaign abortion by provider Marie Stopes International, is to be aired throughout June A spokesperson for the ProLife Alliance said: “We deplore the decision... 
Tory leader declares support for reduction in abor...
Posted on 8 April 2010.
The Conservative leader David Cameron, in an interview with the Catholic Herald newspaper, has declared his support for a reduction in the upper abortion limit to 20 weeks. This position is consistent with his voting on the issue when it came before Parliament in 2008. Mr Cameron said: “My own view is that we do need to review the abortion limit.... 
The ProLife Alliance appalled by Australian doctor...
Posted on 15 March 2010.
The Australian doctor Philip Nitschke, founder of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International’, is today running a series of seminars in Holborn, including one on ‘DIY death’. Nitschke is a well-known lobbyist for the ‘right to die’ movement and has previously courted controversy by giving well publicised ‘how to commit suicide’ classes... 

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