Right to Life

Ireland's Abortion Laws Treat Women Like 'Child-Bearing Vessels'

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

Amnesty International urged Ireland to ease its abortion ban on Tuesday in a damning report that said Europe's most restrictive laws on terminations e...

Five Reasons Why the Assisted Dying Bill is Long Overdue

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

The Assisted Dying Bill is long overdue because we can't keep forcing people to die in pain and misery against their will, or pressuring the terminally ill into committing gruesome acts of suicide as a last resort. We must realise that the right to life includes the right for individuals to make an informed decision to die in the way that they perceive to be the most dignified.

Savita Halappanavar's Death - A Human Rights Issue

Barbara Hewson | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Politics
Barbara Hewson

The problem which Ireland now faces is that Ms Halappanavar's Convention rights under Articles 3 and 8 appear to have been breached, as well as her right to life. She was in a position of great vulnerability, yet she seems to have been treated deplorably.

Hospital Wins Court Battle To Withhold Treatment From Brain Damaged Man

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK

A High Court judge has allowed a hospital trust's request to withhold life-saving treatment from a severely brain-damaged Muslim patient if his condit...

Right To Life Muslim Man 'Should Be Resuscitated' Until Next Hearing

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK

The case of a severely brain-damaged Muslim man at the centre of a High Court battle over his treatment has been adjourned for his doctors to consider...

Courtroom Drama As Man 'Emerges From Vegetative State'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK

There was a dramatic new twist today in the case of a Muslim man said to be in a persistent vegetative state who doctors have indicated should not rec...

Foetal Screening: Good or Evil?

M.R. Hall | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
M.R. Hall

Babies have become a commodity and people are paying for 'better ones'. The ability to pre-determine the sex of a child through IVF techniques and to learn the sex of a foetus early in pregnancy using ultra-sound or DNA analysis, has in parts of Asia led to a massive demand for male babies.