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  • Abortion law imposed?

    Both Lives Matter

    Unlike the rest of the UK, abortion is illegal in Northern Ireland – except in the circumstance that the mother will die as a result of giving birth. However, the Women and Equalities Committee (WEC) report into abortion law in Northern Ireland proposed that the law be changed.

    This is in spite of the fact that over 88.7% of the submissions from the NI public did not support a change. The committee, made up entirely of MPs from Great Britain with not a single member representing any part of Northern Ireland, launched the inquiry in September 2018.

  • Wrongful dismissal?

    Christian Concern

    A Christian school’s pastoral assistant is challenging a Gloucestershire school’s decision to dismiss her for gross misconduct after she shared two Facebook posts that raised concerns about sex education at a different school (which her children attend).

    The Church of England school where her children are students attend use the same materials protested against in Birmingham. The dismissed member of staff was told her views made her ‘no longer suitable to work with children’ as they may exert influence over vulnerable pupils.