LONDON, June 11, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - During the debates on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, pro-life people in Britain were shocked when prominent members of the All-Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group (APPPLG) made statements in support of legalized abortion.
Dr. John Pugh, a Vice-Chairman of the APPPLG and a Catholic made the astonishing claim, in the debate on May 20, that "even the Catholic Church sanctions therapeutic abortion." Pugh maintains that it is only what he called "consciousness" that confers the right of a person not to be killed.
Pugh went on to say that "irrespective of any religious view...justification for abortion becomes enormously harder from the moment when the foetus becomes conscious or responsive to pain." He said, "Frankly, there is no basis for giving anything a right other than that it is conscious, and there is no more significant event in the life of any being than becoming conscious".....
London, England (LifeNews.com) -- A British woman has won the right to force England's prosecutors to reveal when they will charge someone with participating in an assisted suicide. The case involves a woman who wants to head to Switzerland soon to kill herself at a euthanasia center and she doesn't want her family charged when they return.
Debbie Purdy has multiple sclerosis and she plans to go to a Dignitas euthanasia facility in Switzerland to kill herself as the condition worsens.....