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Maternal mortality: is there a link with abortion legislation or not?


The question of whether restrictive laws on abortion lead to fewer maternal deaths, or more maternal deaths, is hotly debated.

Philippa Taylor looks at some recent research.

Read Philippa's CMF blog on this topic.

Duration: 2 mins

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October 2015

Midlands Day Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 10 October
Where: Coventry
For: all healthcare professionals, medical and nursing students, spouses and friends.
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Northern Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: 16 - 18 October
Where: Ilkley, the Craiglands Hotel
For: In addition to CMF members and their families, we welcome all medical, nursing and allied healthcare professionals to this conference. Medical students and junior doctors are most welcome.
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Nurses Networking Meeting - North

this event is run by CMF
When: 17 October
Where: Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley, W Yorkshire
For: Nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
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Retirees' Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: 26-28 October
Where: Northampton, King's Park
For: Retired CMF members
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5th October 2015: The Wrong Mountain

Happy are those who trust the Lord, who do not turn to idols or join those who worship false gods. Psalm 40:4 (GNB)

As I sat on a log at the top of the pass, I looked up to the white stony mountain and its newly green trees. An hour more and I could be at the top.

I had met such challenges in the past, but this time is was different. My knee was hurting from the chipped cartilage from a previous injury. I knew that climbing this mountain might mean that I would not be able to walk at some point soon in my life. I wondered whether giving in to my desire to climb the mountain was worth that price. It certainly would benefit no one else. I was helping no one but myself, and I was not sure I was even doing that.

So I bade farewell to the mountain, turned back, and resolved to stay healthy in order to serve God.

Dear Lord, please help us to keep the mountains of our lives from
becoming false gods. Give us a clear vision of your will for us,
as Jesus had when he prayed, `Our Father, which art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in
earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us
not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the
kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen'.

Thought for the Day.

  • With God's help, we can distinguish between worthy challenges and empty challenges.
Further reading: Ps 40:1-5


Reprinted from The Upper Room. Copyright (Sep 5, 1981) by The Upper Room, 1908 Grand Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee. Used by permission.

press releases and submissions

Charities unite to express concern about distorted abortion debate (24/10/2013)

The Christian Medical Fellowship, CARE in Northern Ireland and the Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland have briefed Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) this week that they are deeply concerned by the possibility of a knee-jerk legislative response based on a misunderstanding of anencephaly, abortion and Northern Ireland's abortion law....
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Failure of CPS to prosecute effectively legalises sex selection abortion in Britain, says CMF (5/9/2013)

The Christian Medical Fellowship has said that the failure of the Crown Prosecution Service to take action in recent cases of sex selection abortions and pre-signing of abortion forms raises serious questions about its role in upholding the law. The CPS has this week opted to take no further action in regard to two named doctors who sought to...
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Government Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill – Prevent Duty Guidance - 30/1/2015

We affirm the importance of free speech on campus, and recognise the potential risk of misuse of higher education institutions as platforms for drawing people into terrorism. However we are concerned that the guidance as currently drafted would have a chilling effect on free speech and freedom of association, wholly disproportionate to its impact...

Department of Justice, Northern Ireland - consultation on amending the criminal law on abortion - 16/1/2015

The Northern Ireland Department of Justice seeks a change in the law that would permit abortion in cases where the unborn baby has a 'lethal fetal abnormality'. Further, the Department is also considering doing so in relation to cases of rape and incest. Finally, they are considering if there should be a right to conscientious objection for those...

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