Monthly Archives: March 2014

The state has eviscerated marriage. Society must rebuild it.

When the first gay weddings are celebrated this weekend in the UK, those who feel  discomfort at the state’s redefinition of marriage will be made to feel even worse by being jeered at from some quarters as homophobes and bigots. The brilliantly successful attempt to … Continue reading

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The foetal body-burning scandal: facing the truth of a throwaway culture

An investigation by Channel 4’s Dispatches has revealed that the bodies of thousands of miscarried and aborted babies have been incinerated as chemical waste, with some used to heat hospitals in a waste-to-energy scheme. The programme can be watched here. … Continue reading

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Mitochondrial transfer: science that crosses lines for no good purpose

Three-parent embryos are the most  high-profile recent development in reproductive technology, and an area where the UK is striving to take a leading role — hence the  government consultation on new rules to allow it. Scientists, as always when seeking permission … Continue reading

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Pope Francis anniversary interview: highlights

Francis’s 5 March interview with Corriere della Sera — published simultaneously by La Nación in Argentina — contains fewer surprises than we have been used to in his previous ones, and has therefore attracted less attention than they did. In part this … Continue reading

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