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Humanists UK comment on peers backing Assisted Dying Bill

Plans to allow doctors to help terminally ill adults end their lives moved closer to becoming law today, after a new Assisted Dying Bill passed its second reading in the House of Lords. Humanists UK, which campaigns to legalise assisted dying for both the terminally ill and incurably suffering, has praised today’s debate for its… Read more »

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Failed adoption are on the increase
Adoption breakdowns doubles in five years

By Alice Cannet Adopted children are increasingly returned to care homes due to their parents’ inability to cope with them, new data revealed today. Data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act for Channel Four showed that the number of adopted children who were sent back to care homes has doubled in the past five… Read more »

Peers debate fertility bill next week
Peer: Married twins highlight biological ‘right to know’

Fertility law should recognise the rights of children to know their biological parents and not hide their identity, an independent peer has claimed. Independent peer Lord Alton told the House of Lords the right for children to know their biological origins should be treated as a human right. “Sooner or later the truth will out”… Read more »