Key Quotes - Family

Key Quotes - Family

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Last update: Thursday 18th July
 
Around the world, over 500 babies, including at least 19 in the UK, have been saved as a result of 40 Days for Life's autumn campaign.
FamilyChristian Concern - 31st October 2015
 
The UK has become the first country in the world to allow the creation of genetically-modified, 'three-parent babies'. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015, which Parliament approved in February, took effect on Thursday (29 Oct).
FamilyChristian Concern - 31st October 2015
 
It has emerged that at least 25 women in Britain who have never had sex, have given birth in the last five years using IVF. At least four British IVF firms were involved in assisting the women. The treatment is not available to heterosexual virgins on the NHS but they can attain the treatment privately for around £5,000.
FamilyChristian Concern - 3rd October 2015
 
New figures show that the number of single women using IVF has more than doubled in the last decade. Experts suggest that the increase is due to women delaying having a family for career reasons and then choosing to conceive by IVF before it's too late, without waiting to get married.
FamilyChristian Concern - 15th August 2015
 
Analysis of family data by Marriage Foundation reveals that there is "an alarming widening of the marriage gap between rich and poor", with children from wealthy families more likely to have married parents. The report raises concerns that children from poor households are at a disadvantage compared to their better off peers.
FamilyChristian Concern - 29th August 2015
 
Britain should do more to encourage mothers to take on paid work, an EU institution has suggested. The Council of the European Union claims that the number of mothers who choose either not to work or to work part-time represents a "social challenge" and it calls on the UK Government to provide more child-care. The number of UK mothers choosing to remain at home, often to care for children, has already fallen from nearly 3 million in 1993 to just over 2 million now.
FamilyChristian Concern - 4th July 2015
 
The UK's four children's commissioners have called for a ban on parents smacking their children. Under current law in England and Wales, parents can exercise "reasonable punishment" of their children. This includes mild smacking, as long as no implement is used and no mark left. There is similar provision in Scotland and Northern Ireland. But the four nations' commissioners have called for a complete ban on smacking, in a report submitted to the UN.
FamilyChristian Concern - 11th July 2015
 
Medical abortions – in which the woman aborts her child by taking pills – are on the rise, according to newly released Department of Health statistics. Nearly two in every five women receiving an abortion in 2014 had had at least one previous abortion, and over 3000 abortions were performed because the child was disabled.
FamilyChristian Concern - 13th June 2015
 
The BBC has reported on the growing US trend of egg freezing parties for women who want to delay having children. The parties are usually hosted by companies offering egg harvesting and storage services. Women can have their eggs frozen as a way of "preserving" their fertility as they grow older.
FamilyChristian Concern - 21st March 2015
 
For the second year running, the UK has a higher percentage of lone parent families than any other Western European nation, according to Eurostat statistics. Lone parent families constitute 23% of families in Britain – as opposed to 7% single parent families in Greece, for example.
FamilyChristian Concern - 21st March 2015
 
The number of embryos killed in the UK has increased almost every year since records began, now amounting to 170,000 a year, according to new figures. The same figures also show that 2,053,656 embryos have been killed since 1990. The figures are held by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and were released in a parliamentary answer to Lord Alton.
FamilySPUC News - 18th March 2015
 
A survey carried out by the Marriage Foundation showed that 76% of mothers who were married before giving birth stayed with the child’s father, compared with 44% of those who married later.
FamilyBible Society - 13th March 2015
 
Parents are being marginalised by Scottish sex education guidance that encourages teachers to speak to a child’s named person about any wellbeing concerns, with no mention of the role of parents in the section on confidentiality it was reported in December.
FamilyEvangelicals Now - February 2015
 
The number of children living with both parents has plunged by a third in the space of a generation, a landmark new study on family life in Britain showed in mid-November. More than one in three children have already lived through domestic upheaval such as seeing their parents break up by the age of 11 and only 50% still have married parents by the time they finish primary school. 30 years ago 90% still lived with their married parents.
FamilyEvangelicals Now - January 2015
 
Across the UK there are more than 78000 children in care. The majority – around 62000 are placed with foster families across the country, but there is a desperate need for at least 8600 more, as the number of children going into care rises. In 2012, the Fostering Network calculated that a new child enters care every 22 minutes. Over 70% of those in care will have experienced neglect and or physical, emotional or sexual abuse.
FamilyFamilies First Magazine - November/December 2014
 
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