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Scots support reduced abortion time limits and statutory waiting period

Posted by SCMO on 21st May 2017 in Blogging |
A new poll out today (Sunday 21 May) shows that most people (60%) would like to see time limits for abortions reduced, among women the figure is 70%. ComRes interviewed 2,008 British adults online between 12th and 14th May 2017. Data was weighted to be representative of all GB adults. 61% of Scottish respondents opposed any moves towards making it mandatory for doctors to have to participate in abortion procedures against their will, while 51% oppose moves to compel pharmacists to prescribe a pill against their will, if they believe that pill will end the life of an unborn child. The poll also showed overwhelming support (76%) for the proposal that doctors, sh...
 

Cardinal welcomes embryo poll results

Posted by SCMO on 3rd April 2008 in Christianity |
Thursday 3 April 2008Cardinal Keith O'Brien has welcomed the results of an opinion poll released today which shows that over two thirds of the UK population oppose the creation of part-human part-animal embryos. The poll conducted by ORB (Opinion Research Business - www.opinion.co.uk) on behalf of the Catholic Media Office asked how strongly people opposed or supported such research, 67% opposed (of which 51% opposed strongly) any moves to create hybrid embryos. The poll also questioned attitudes on IVF treatment being given to women without the child's genetic father being identified. 64% of respondents believed IVF clinics should be required to identify a chil...
 

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

Posted by SCMO on 17th November 2017 in Blogging |
...clinical support.   Their concerns echo a recent nationwide ComRes poll which found that most people do not support current abortion laws, including (60%) who would like to see time limits for abortion reduced (among women the figure is 70%) and 82% who believe the law should require a waiting period of five days between an initial consultation with a doctor and an abortion taking place.   The Bishops expressed their desire to work with the government to protect human life at all stages, and to speak up for the whole of humanity irrespective of age, colour, creed or socioeconomic status, and to move forward in a spirit of cooperation in search of...
 

Cardinal urges politicians to support marriage.

Posted by SCMO on 31st October 2003 in Christianity |
...Cardinal O'Brien urges politicians to recognise the advantages of marriage and support married couples for the benefit of society.  In a homily to be preached during a Homecoming Mass tonight at St. Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh, Cardinal Keith Patrick O'Brien will describe families as, "the building blocks of our society"  adding "the foundation on which those building blocks are laid is marriage"  He also states; "At the heart of my service as Cardinal and at the heart of my ongoing service of my brother Bishops in Scotland must be the protection and support of marriage and family life."  and asks; what does the State do to encourage young people into sta...
 

Catholic Bishops offer support to refugees

Posted by SCMO on 11th September 2015 in Christianity | Archbishop Tartaglia, refugee, crisis, support, Pope Francis
...Catholic Bishops offer support to refugees. In a letter to Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, the President of Scotland’s Catholic Bishops’ Conference has offered to assist the Scottish Government in accepting refugees. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia has written in support of the First Minister’s response and "inspired by Pope Francis" to "offer the assistance of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland in any plans that may emerge in the months to come to support and assist the new arrivals to our country" The letter sent on behalf of all of Scotland’s eight Catholic Dioceses also offers to; "place our p...
 

Cardinal praises "dedication and commitment" of Catholic teachers

Posted by SCMO on 30th April 2008 in Christianity |
...dge their support.   In the First Minister s own words, It s time to celebrate Catholic education in Scotland ; the time for grudging acceptance and outright hostility is in the past."Cardinal O'Brien will also commend the work of the Scottish Catholic Education service under its Director Mr Michael McGrath, paying particular tribute to the recently developed ˜Called to Love   programme a teaching resource for use in Catholic schools when delivering sex and relationships education. He will describe the resource as " a distinctive vision to which young people can aspire - a vision of lives created and growing in love, living for love, being faithful and com...
 
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