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Religion News Service: Three leading Anglicans have entered an explosive debate about whether it is permissible for Christians to allow doctors in England and Wales to administer lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients given less than six months to live.
The Christian Institute: The number of abortions has risen to more than 8 million in Great Britain since the practice was legalised, according to the latest Department of Health statistics for 2013.
Daily Mail: A baptist church was at the centre of a police probe after a sign which suggested non-Christians would ‘burn in hell’ was investigated as a ‘hate incident’.
The Christian Institute: A mother whose daughter survived an abortion says she will “always regret” taking abortive drugs to end her baby’s life.
The Christian Institute: The document, released for abortion providers the day after the European and local elections, says there is “no legal requirement” for doctors to see women seeking an abortion before approving it.
The Christian Institute: A man who is living as a woman is battling the Government in court in an attempt to erase records identifying him as male. Government lawyers say there is no need to remove the transsexual’s history and its policies on the issue strike the right balance.
Leicester Mercury: A man who swung an axe at a religious leader, breaking his arm and cutting open his face, has gone on trial for attempted murder.
Life News: A judge in England this week ruled that a pregnant 13-year-old girl can have an abortion, even though she is 30-weeks along.
Church of England: The General Synod of the Church of England has voted to reject the draft legislation to allow women to become bishops.
Christian Institute: The Church of England’s Parliament, the General Synod, met in York last night (8 July) and decided to overwhelmingly back the right of Christians to ‘manifest their faith in the public square’.
The Christian Institute: Liverpool has become the first city in the UK to carry a homosexual rainbow emblem on some of its street signs, despite other councils banning Christian symbols.