Key Quotes for 2017

Key Quotes for 2017

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Last update: Wednesday 18th October
 
Deaths from drug overdoses continue to rise, with the UK recording the highest numbers in Europe, according to a new report from the EU drugs agency. The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) identified a total of 8,441 overdose deaths in 2015, of which the UK accounted for 31 per cent.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Christian Institute - 9th June 2017
 
A doctor has spoken out after two separate insurance companies refused to pay for life-saving treatments for his patients but did offer to pay to end their lives. Dr Brian Callister, associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Nevada, shared how companies in neighbouring California and Oregon refused to help transfer and treat two of his patients who could not receive the necessary care in his hospital.
World IssuesThe Christian Institute - 9th June 2017
 
The biblical definition of marriage was dropped by the Scottish Episcopal Church at its General Synod meeting in Edinburgh yesterday. The denomination now states that marriages will take place in its churches merely “in accordance with the civil law of Scotland”.
ChurchThe Christian Institute - 9th June 2017
 
The Northern Ireland Gambling Prevalence Survey 2016, published on Thursday, identified concerning high rates of problem gambling in Northern Ireland compared to the rest of the UK. It revealed that 2.3% of those surveyed were problem gamblers, four times as high as in England (0.5%) and significantly greater than both Scotland (0.7%) and Wales (1.1%).
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsCARE Impact Direct - 2nd May 2017
 
A new ComRes poll commissioned by Where Do They Stand has shown that 65% of the general population opposed taxpayers’ money going to fund abortion oversees.
Social IssuesCARE - 22nd May 2017
 
A new ComRes poll commissioned by Where Do They Stand, clearly shows that two thirds of Britons want the abortion time limit reduced from 24 weeks. The majority of the public (82%) would back change to the abortion legislation and require a waiting period of five days between a consultation with a doctor and an abortion taking place, so that a woman can carefully consider all options available to her and not feel pressured into an abortion.
Social IssuesCARE - 22nd May 2017
 
A startling new ComRes poll shows that the overwhelming majority of the British public (91%) support a ban on sex-selective abortions. The poll, commissioned by Where Do They Stand, is one of the most representative surveys on abortion in the last decade.
Social IssuesCARE - 22nd May 2017
 
Teenagers are almost twice as likely to have fundraised for good causes than adults, new figures released by the National Citizen Service has revealed....The government backed youth volunteering programme’s research shows that 58 per cent of 16 and 17 year olds have fundraised, compared to 32 per cent of those aged over 18.
MoneyCivil Society Media - 2nd June 2017
 
More sex education is linked to higher rates of teenage pregnancy, a new study has shown. It found that teenage pregnancy rates have declined in areas where the government has cut spending on sex education and birth control. The decline was steepest in areas where councils slashed their teenage pregnancy budgets most aggressively. The results follow calls for relationships and sex education to be made compulsory in schools.
EducationChristian Concern - 2nd June 2017
 
A ‘sticking plaster’ made from adult stem cells could be a significant step towards combating heart failure, scientists say. Researchers discovered that stem cells taken from a patient’s thigh and transplanted onto the heart led to improved heart function after one year.
ScienceThe Christian Institute - 26th May 2017
 
An overwhelming majority of women want the abortion limit lowered, and 65 per cent of Britons say using taxpayer money on abortions abroad is wrong, according to a new poll. The findings also revealed that almost 80 per cent of people support a five day ‘consideration period’ before an abortion, as is the case in the Netherlands. Nearly nine in ten people believe sex-selective abortions should be explicitly illegal.
Social IssuesThe Christian Institute - 26th May 2017
 
Socially conservative organisations, religious groups and even churches should be labelled as ‘hate groups’, according to a new liberal coalition in the USA. The Eliminate Hate Campaign (EHC) aims to pressure the media to refer to US organisations which back traditional family values as ‘hate groups’, and has compiled a list of 52 it wishes to target and undermine.
World IssuesThe Christian Institute - 28th April 2017
 
The British public backs the right of politicians to say that “gay sex is a sin”, a new survey has found. An opinion poll by ComRes for The Christian Institute found that a clear majority of people support the right of politicians with traditional views to express them.
Social IssuesThe Christian Institute - 28th April 2017
 
Four out of five children want Facebook and other social media sites to protect them from pornography and bullying, an NSPCC report has warned. The charity said that from the 1,696 children and young people surveyed, the majority - 1,380 - felt that companies are currently not doing enough to protect them from pornography, self-harm, bullying, and hatred on their sites.
Young PeopleCARE Impact Direct - 28th April 2017 (The Telegraph)
 
Scientists have been able to keep premature lambs alive for weeks using an artificial womb that looks like a plastic bag, according to a study published today. The authors of the study, published in Nature Communications, hope that the new approach will lead to better survival chances for babies born prematurely.
ScienceNews at SPUC - 25th April 2017
 
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