Peaceful prolife vigils must be allowed freedom of expression

The last year has seen the growth of the Back Off campaign, an alliance of various organisations and individuals who want to impose “buffer zones” around abortion clinics where no pro-life vigils or protests would be allowed. Back Off has some very powerful supporters. High-profile politicians like Labour leadership candidates Yvette Cooper and Jeremy Corbyn… Read more »

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Making moments count

A very early memory I have, finding my feet with a newborn, was walking through the garden telling her what I could see. It suddenly occurred to me that everything was too far away for her eyes to focus on. I sat down and pulled a branch of an apple tree to her eyes. The… Read more »

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Assisted suicide and the Crown Prosecution Service: do we have a problem?

On 26th April this year, the Sunday Times (£) reported on an important court case: a disability campaigner, Nikki Kenward, was seeking (and has now been granted) a judicial review of the Crown Prosecution Service’s (CPS) recently revised guidelines for prosecutors in cases of assisted suicide. Previously, the guidelines stated that if someone accused of assisting… Read more »

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