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Northern Ireland Government proposes opt-out organ donation

The Northern Ireland Department of Health has proposed introducing an opt-out system for organ donation, where a person is presumed to have consented to donate their organs after death unless they have specifically opted out. Northern Ireland Humanists has welcomed the move, and has called on the public to support the plans. Moving to an… Read more »

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Covid-19 has led to global humanist crackdown

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to many countries cracking down on humanists’ freedom of thought and expression, with some countries blaming the non-religious for the pandemic, while the restrictions imposed by many others have left closeted humanists trapped with their hostile families. Those are the findings of this year’s Freedom of Thought Report, published today… Read more »

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Brown intervenes in American NHS debate

By Ian Dunt Gordon Brown has gone about as far as politically possible to intervene in the debate over American adverts casting the NHS in a bad light, by tweeting his support for the institution. Anger across Britain grew by the hour yesterday as details spread of the US adverts showing across the Atlantic. The… Read more »

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Facing jailtime? Too many children are being incarcerated, Barnardos has warned
Govt jails young children ‘unnecessarily’

By Liz Stephens Children as young as 12 are being locked up by the government – contrary to its own sentencing criteria, a leading children’s charity has found. More than a third of children aged 12 to 14 who have served a custodial sentence should not have been put behind bars, a report by Barnado’s… Read more »