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.
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.
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