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12 Feb
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Hidden victims of coerced abortion being recognised at last

Hidden victims of coerced abortion being recognised at last The new Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act may help “expose one of the most unrecognised and insidious forms of domestic abuse” according to Clare Bremner, writing in The Times. Coerced abortion exists ...

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11 Feb
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Briefing: Scottish Government Consultation on Gender Recognition Act 2004

Briefing: Scottish Government consultation on review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004   The Scottish Government is currently consulting on proposed reform of gender recognition legislation.   Existing legislation, the Gender Recognition Act 2004, allows a person who wishes to ...

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19 Jan
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Loneliness and isolation targeted in new Scottish Government strategy

Loneliness and isolation targeted in new Scottish Government strategy The Scottish Government is developing a new strategy to tackle loneliness and isolation. The draft strategy is currently open for consultation and we encourage anyone with an interest to participate. Launching ...

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09 Jan
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Bishop William Nolan laments UK Government response to refugee crisis

Bishop William Nolan laments UK Government response to refugee crisis Bishop William Nolan of Galloway and President of the Scottish Justice and Peace Commission has expressed his disappointment at a “less than generous” response by the UK Government to the ...

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19 Dec
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Scottish Government warned to withdraw ‘unlawful’ abortion pill policy

Scottish Government warned to withdraw ‘unlawful’ abortion pill policy The Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC) in Scotland has given the country’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Catherine Calderwood until 5th January to drop plans to allow DIY ...

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19 Dec
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US faith leaders call for policies upholding the truth of sexual identity

US faith leaders call for policies upholding the truth of sexual identity Catholic Bishops and other faith leaders have come together in an open letter expressing concern at the “deeply troubling” ideology that a man can be or become a ...

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29 Nov
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Catholic Church suggests Hate Crime review offers opportunity to consolidate legislation

Catholic Church suggests Hate Crime review offers opportunity to consolidate legislation Church comments come in response to the Scottish Government’s independent Review of Hate Crime legislation, chaired by Lord Bracadale. The review is charged with considering whether existing hate crime ...

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18 Nov
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Church urges caution on ‘deeply disturbing’ gender consultation

Church urges caution on ‘deeply disturbing’ gender consultation This week I expressed grave concerns about the Scottish Government consultation on reform of gender recognition legislation. The consultation, which can be accessed via this link, seeks views on making it easier ...

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17 Nov
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Scottish Bishops ask First Minister for renewed discussions and dialogue on abortion

Scottish Bishops ask First Minister for renewed discussions and dialogue on abortion Scotland’s Catholic Bishops have today (Friday 17 November) published a letter sent to the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, urging her to engage in renewed discussions and dialogue on ...

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11 Nov
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Church representative urges Government to acknowledge anti-Catholic problem

Church representative urges Government to acknowledge anti-Catholic problem The Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office has told the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee that Scotland has an anti-Catholic problem and that the government must do more than simply legislate if it ...

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