Key Quotes for 2018

Key Quotes for 2018

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Last update: Tuesday 25th September
 
Teenagers are spending up to 12 hours online a day mindlessly swiping through social media without looking at any single piece of content for more than a few seconds, a unique study has found.
Young PeopleThe Telegraph - 29th June 2018
 
Up to 650 people died at a hospital on the south coast of England due to an institutional culture which hastened death and undermined the sanctity of life, a major report has found. The review into Gosport War Memorial Hospital, led by the former Bishop of Liverpool, found 456 patients were given opioid drugs “without appropriate clinical indication”.
Social IssuesThe Christian Institute - 22nd June 2018
 
The number of Britons aged over 40 who are addicted to skunk, the super-strength type of cannabis, is rapidly increasing, new figures show. Researchers from the University of York found that the total has more than doubled in the last ten years.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Christian Institute - 20th June 2018
 
The latest Government statistics reveal yet another rise in the number of abortions in England and Wales, showing a 2.3% increase from 2016 to 2017. A total of 194,668 abortions in 2017 now brings the number since 1967 to some 9,000,000 abortions. That’s approximately 1 every 3 minutes.
Social IssuesCMF - June 15th 2018 (CARE Impact Direct - 22nd June 2018)
 
There were 1,523 medically assisted deaths in Canada in the last six-month reporting period — a nearly 30 per cent increase over the previous six months. Cancer was the most common underlying medical condition in reported assisted death cases.
World IssuesCBC - June 21st 2018 (CARE Impact Direct - June 22nd 2018)
 
Actor Chris Pratt instructed the next generation to believe that "God is real" during his acceptance speech for winning the MTV 'Generation' award.
What famous people sayPremier - 20th June 2018
 
Cases of syphilis – the sexually transmitted disease which left untreated can lead to meningitis and heart problems – have risen by a fifth in just one year. Public Health England (PHE) said there were over 7,000 cases of the STI in 2017, with the vast majority among men who have sex with men.
HealthThe Christian Institute - 15th June 2017
 
Over 70 per cent of people back current laws on abortion or want to see protections for unborn children strengthened, a new poll of Scottish adults reveals. The research showed that 48 per cent of Scots were in favour of keeping the current 24-week limit, with 24 per cent saying they were in favour of lowering it.
The LawThe Christian Institute - 15th June 2017
 
Actor Andrew Garfield says the “old guard” who believe in values like traditional marriage should take their “bigoted ideas” and “vanish into the night”. Garfield, who played Spider-Man in the 2012 and 2014 films, was speaking before winning a Tony lead actor award for a play about HIV.
What famous people sayThe Christian Institute - 15th June 2017
 
On 30 April, Wales became the first part of the UK to introduce a new non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) to help screen for conditions such as Down’s, Edwards and Patau syndromes. CARE has long been concerned at the profound impact the test will have on not only the number of children being identified and aborted, but also on individuals and their families living with Down’s and other syndromes.
HealthCARE Impact Direct - 15th June 2018
 
It was revealed today that the Government will not be implementing its pledge to reduce the maximum stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) from £100 to £2 until 2020.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsCARE Impact Direct - 15th June 2018
 
Popular rapper, Professor Green has opened up about the regret he feels over a former girlfriend's abortion. "Almost as soon as we’d done it we realised we regretted it... still hurts now...It’s so important people talk about stuff, because that was a decision born of us talking to each other but no one else.”
FamilyChristian Concern - 15th June 2018
 
A review by Family Law Group has alleged that social workers break up too many families too quickly, particularly in milder alleged cases of abuse. The inquiry determined that "Greater efforts should be made to support vulnerable families or, if children must be removed from their parent, to let them live with other family members..."
FamilyChristian Concern - 15th June 2018
 
Statistics showing a five-year high for the number of abortions in Scotland have been described as “deeply alarming”. There were 12,212 abortions in 2017, 106 more than the year before.
Social IssuesThe Christian Institute - 8th June 2018
 
On Thursday, the Department of Health and Social Care published the latest abortion statistics for England and Wales. In 2017, 194,668 abortions took place in England and Wales – this is an increase of more than 2 per cent (4,262 additional abortions)...There was one abortion every three minutes in 2017. There were 3,158 abortions carried out on the ground of disability, of which 20% (632) were for Down’s syndrome, 13 were for cleft lip or palate. 521 abortions on the basis of disability took place after 22 weeks gestation.
Social IssuesCARE Impact Direct - 8th June 2018
 
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