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Bishops respond to England's new ‘opt out’ organ donation system

May 21, 2020

A new law treating all adults in England as potential organ donors unless they opt out “potentially undermines the concept... Read more

Tafida Raqeeb.

Parents of comatose girl in UK may take her abroad for treatment, court rules

Oct 3, 2019

The High Court of Justice ruled Thursday that the parents of Tafida Raqeeb may take her to Italy for medical... Read more

Tafida Raqeeb.

UK High Court to hear case on medical treatment of Tafida Raqeeb

Jul 22, 2019

The High Court has agreed to hear in September a bid from the parents of Tafida Raqeeb to take her... Read more

The Royal London Hospital, where Tafida Raqeeb is comatose.

English bishop: Let's be cautious responding to comatose girl's situation

Jul 19, 2019

The English and Welsh bishops' representative on life issues urged Thursday that the public be reserved in judgement on the... Read more

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth.

Bishop urges reconsideration of end-of-life care at English hospitals

Jul 5, 2018

In a pastoral letter last Friday, Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth challenged Catholics to review England’s end-of-life care after a... Read more

UK fetal incineration scandal prompts calls to respect life

Mar 26, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Revelations that National Health Service hospitals in the U.K. have disposed of the bodies of miscarried or aborted children by... Read more