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  • American Katy Faust was raised by her lesbian mother and her partner and she now runs a blog called asktheBigot, which is fiercely opposed to gay marriage.
     
    She became a Christian in high school and was concerned by the plight of children.
  • Allowing doctors to help terminally ill people to take their own lives would be a “profoundly Christian and moral thing” to do, the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has insisted.
     
    He dismissed arguments that enduring pain at the end of life is a “noble thing” and insisted that proper legal safeguards could be devised to ensure vulnerable people are not pressurised into ending their lives by greedy relatives.
     
    His remarks, ahead of a Commons vote on assisted dying, underline a growing rift with the official position of the Church he once led.
  • The pro-life advocates behind the five shocking videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of aborted babies for research have released a 6th video today that shows how the abortion business sells body parts of aborted babies without patient consent.

  • In September, MP Rob Marris will introduce a Private Members Bill into the House of Commons designed to allow doctors to assist in the suicide of patients with a terminal illness. Those in favour of this Bill argue that it will allow a small number of determined individuals who wish to kill themselves being given a medically and legally approved method to achieve their wishes.

    The supporters of the Bill use deliberately soft-sounding language such as "assisted dying" to make it sound gentle, natural and compassionate. In reality what is being proposed is a major change in the law on intentional killing and a major change in medical practice.

  • The Nigerian-based Islamist militant group Boko Haram has a new leader, Chad's President Idriss Deby says.
     
    He did not say what had happened to Abubakar Shekau, but said he had been replaced by Mahamat Daoud - who has not been heard of before.
     
    Mr Shekau has not featured in the group's recent videos, leading to speculation that he has been killed.
  • At least four British Islamic State jihadists have returned home from Syria as the group renews its focus on western attacks, a defector has claimed.
     
    The anonymous defector, who risked his life by deserting, said that four or five British men had spent six weeks training with Isis and were sent back to the UK on a “mission”.
  • Delaying motherhood by freezing eggs could harm the chance of having a successful birth, a new study suggests, despite widespread calls for more women to consider the option.
     
    Many fertility experts now recommend cryopreservation for women who want to become mothers in later life, because younger eggs are known to be healthier.
     
    Apple and Google even pay for their female employees to have the procedure, which normally costs between £3,500 and £5,000, so that they can forge ahead with their careers.
     
    But a new study suggests that the freezing or thawing process may damage eggs and could reduce a women’s chance of becoming a mother.
  • Amnesty International has approved a policy to endorse the decriminalisation of the sex trade . . ..

    Many former sex workers have criticised the decision. “We feel that Amnesty International are supporting the men who are killing our women and it’s a slap in the face,” said Bridget Perrier, who was sold into sex work at the age of 12 and later founded Sex Trade 101 in her native Canada to help women leave the industry. “This is a human rights violation in itself.”

  • Soaring numbers of single women are turning to IVF to try and conceive, according to new figures.
     
    The number of single women undergoing the fertility treatment has more than tripled in less than a decade with a 20 per cent rise in just one year.
     
    Some experts put the rise down to independent career women delaying having a family - and choosing to go it alone before it is too late.
     
    But others said the increase could also be down to men refusing to get married and have children for fear of expensive divorces.
  • A Church of England lay preacher has disclosed that he is preparing to be expelled from ministry to marry his male partner.
     
    Jeremy Timm said he had been forced to “choose between marriage or ministry” by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, but is ready to be stripped of his position in the Church in order to tie the knot.

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