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The UK Government has announced draft regulations that could see the creation of three parent children as early as October 2015. The proposals, introduced by Public Health Minister Jane Ellison yesterday would mean the UK becomes the first country in the world to allow three parent embryos. The regulations are hugely controversial, not least because […]

Two midwives who were fighting for the right to refuse to be part of managing the process of providing abortions have lost their case in the UK Supreme Court today. Glasgow born Mary Doogan and Connie Wood claimed they had the right to not participate due to a clause in the Abortion Act (1967). Their […]

The Welsh Assembly has soundly rejected the principles of Lord Falconer’s controversial Assisted Dying Bill. In a vote last night, 21 members voted against a Motion tabled by a cross party group of AMs calling on the Assembly to support the Bill. Just 12 voted for the Motion and there were 20 abstentions. This represents […]

Northern Ireland has stolen a march on all the other home nations by introducing the UK’s most extensive human trafficking law. The Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill was voted through at Final Stage and, once it receives Royal Assent, will be the first dedicated anti-slavery legislation to be passed into law by any UK parliament […]

A new Home Office report has revealed the staggering number of people in the UK who are still trapped by modern slavery. Modern Slavery Strategy revealed up to 13,000 people across the country are currently victims – a number four times higher than was previously thought to be the case. The figure is the first […]

The Smith Commission’s much anticipated report on further devolution was delivered today and included a commitment from Scotland’s leading political parties to give serious consideration to the devolution of abortion. This has been welcomed by CARE for Scotland, who have said that the Scottish Parliament is the best place for future debates on abortion laws […]

The Scottish Government today announced its programme for Government, entitled ‘Prosperity, Fairness and Equality for Scotland’. As part of this intended legislative agenda, the Government said it planned to introduce a Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill. CARE for Scotland have welcomed this news: CARE for Scotland Policy Officer Gordon Macdonald said:  “We welcome the announcement […]

PRESS RELEASE Social policy charity CARE welcomes historic Northern Ireland Assembly votes to criminalise paying for sex by 81 votes to 10 and to introduce statutory child trafficking guardians late on Monday night and early Tuesday morning. These votes took place during the Consideration Stage debate on Lord Morrow’s Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill which […]

Overwhelming public support – particularly among women (82%) – for Swedish approach to paying for sex in NI Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill Today the Christian social policy charity CARE publishes new polling data demonstrating extensive public support for criminalising the purchase of sexual services in Northern Ireland. The Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill, which […]

A Labour tax system should recognise family responsibility Social policy charity CARE (Christian Action Research and Education) has expressed disappointment at Ed Balls’ announcement in his speech to conference that, if elected, Labour intend to scrap the Government’s transferable allowance provisions for married couples. Nola Leach, Chief Executive, said: “It is very concerning and surprising […]