Articles

I have been writing articles on bioethical issues (and a few other topics) for about the last 30 years.  Below is a selection of some of my more recent pieces.

Abortion - 50 Years of Shame

Update on Life Issues
- posted, June 2017

General Pharmaceutical Council's Consultation on Religion, Personal Values and Beliefs -
a submission on behalf of Affinity, posted, February 2017.

Update on Life Issues
- posted, February 2017.

A Letter to The Times - posted, December 2016.

You Say You Want A Revolution? - posted, December 2016.

Update on Life Issues - posted, October 2016.

The Ordination and Induction of Rhodri Brady - posted, 3 September 2016.

Parliamentary Inquiry into Freedom of Conscience in Abortion Provision - a submission made on behalf of Affinity, posted, July 2016.

Update on Life Issues - posted, June 2016.

Letters to The Times, barefoot running - posted, June 2016.

My Wolf Run Story - posted, June 2016.

My Golden Anniversary - posted, May 2016.

Candle in the Wind by Gary Brady - a review, posted, May 2016.

Finishing Our Course with Joy by J I Packer - a review, posted, March 2016.

How to Die: Simon's Choice - review of the BBC2 documentary, posted, February 2016.

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2016.
 

Being Mortal - Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande - a review, posted, January 2016.

Right to Die?  Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide and End-of-Life Care by John Wyatt - a review, posted, January 2016.

Update on Life Issues - posted, October 2015.

Update on Life Issues - posted, July 2015.

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2015.

A Letter to Simon Thomas AM - assisted suicide debate, posted, December 2014.

What is Trending in Abortion? - blog on LIFE website, posted, December 2014.

A Letter to Members of the Welsh Assembly - assisted suicide debate, posted, December 2014.

Notes for the Meeting with Mark Williams MP - posted, November 2014.

Update on Life Issues - posted, October 2014.

Letter to The Times, 14 July 2014 - posted, July 2014.

Two Letters Concerning Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill - posted, July 2014.

Update on Life Issues - posted, July 2014.

Mitochondrial Donation - submission to the Department of Health on behalf of Affinity - posted, May 2014.

Attitudes to Ageing and Dying by David Powell - a review, posted, February 2014.

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2014.

A Letter to The Times - posted, January 2014.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - a review, posted, January 2014.

In the Midst of Life by Jennifer Worth - a review, posted, November 2013.

Candide, or Optimism by Voltaire - a review, posted, October 2013.

Update on Life Issues - posted, October 2013.

End-of-Life Issues - A Handout for Pilgrims' Friend Society Conferences - posted, September 2013.

Student Freshers' Welcome - a short address - posted, September 2013.

Capital by John Lanchester - a review, posted, September 2013.

Long-term Illness, Euthanasia and Palliative Care - posted, July 2012.

Update on Life Issues - posted, June 2013.

Eleven Days in Poland - posted, June 2013.

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2013.

Medical Frontiers: Debating Mitochondria Replacement - HFEA submission on behalf of Affinity - posted, December 2012.

A Tale of Two Viruses - posted, November 2012.

The Liverpool Care Pathway - posted, November 2012.

Update on Life Issues - posted, October 2012.

Probleme de Bioethică - Īnţelegerea Culturii Morţii şi Răspunsul Creştin - posted, October 2012.

A Letter to Nature - posted, June 2012.

Update on Life Issues - posted, June 2012.

Wednesday 25 April 2012 - A Mixed Day - posted, April 2012.

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2012.

Response to the Consultation on Proposals for Legislation on Organ and Tissue Donation - posted, January 2012.

The Rage Against God by Peter Hitchens - a review, posted, January 2012.

Update on Life Issues - posted, October 2011.

A Little Speech at My Mother's 90th Birthday Lunch - posted, October 2011.

Rev. Dr John Stott - Patron of LIFE - posted, July 2011.

Update on Life Issues - posted, June 2011.

Choosing to Die - A Complaint to the BBC - posted, 14 June 2001.

Submission to the Commission on Assisted Dying - posted, April 2011.

Campaigning Against Euthanasia on the Isle of Man - posted, April 2011.

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2011.

A Time to Live - The Case Against Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide by George Pitcher - a review, posted, December 2010.

Update on Life Issues - posted, November 2010.

The Truth About Stem Cell Technology - the text of a talk given at the LIFE National Conference - posted, October 2010.

A Comment to Nature 467: 761 (13 October 2010) - posted, October 2010.

Update on Life Issues - posted, June 2010.

The Soul of the Embryo by David Albert Jones - a review, posted, April 2010.

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2010.

Correspondence with Mrs Gill Frances, chairwoman of the Teenage Pregnancy Independent Advisory Group - posted, December 2009 and January 2010.

Response to the DPP's Public Consultation on Assisted Suicide - on behalf of Affinity, posted, December 2009.

Update on Life Issues - posted, October 2009.

Francis Schaeffer - An Authentic Life by Colin Duriez - a review, posted, August 2009.

Just Sex - Is It Ever Just Sex? by Guy Brandon - a review for Evangelical Times, posted, July 2009.

Update on Life Issues - posted, June 2009.

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2009.

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill (2008) - Resources - posted, December 2008.

Update on Life Issues - posted, October 2008.

God's Own Country - Religion and Politics in the USA by Stephen Bates - a review, posted, August 2008.

Thirty Years of IVF - posted, July 2008.

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill - The Aftermath - posted, June 2008.

YOU and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill (2008) - posted, May 2008.

Visiting Joy Negus - A True Christian Friend - posted, April 2008.

A Letter To The Prime Minister - And His Reply - posted, February 2008.

IVF and the Fate of Human Embryos - posted, February 2008.

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2008.

Update on Life Issues - posted, October 2007.

40 Years of Abortion - 'A Time to Kill and a Time to Heal' - posted, August 2007.

Update on Life Issues - posted, June 2007.

An E-Mail to Liza Munday - posted, June 2007.

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2007.

Affinity Statements on Abortion, Euthanasia and Assisted Reproductive Technologies - posted, February 2007.

Donating Eggs for Research: Safeguarding Donors - submission to the HFEA on behalf of Affinity, December 2006.

How To Be A Christian In A Brave New World by Joni Eareckson Tada and Nigel M. de S. Cameron - a review in Evangelical Times, posted, December 2006.

Trends in Abortion Statistics, 1968 - 2005 - posted, November 2006.

Update on Life Issues - posted, October 2006.

A Day In The House Of Lords - Assisted Dying For the Terminally Ill Bill Debate - coming soon (er, or later)!

Update on Life Issues - posted, June 2006.

Public Engagement - Affinity Magazine, posted, May 2006

The Sanctity of Human Life and its Downgrade - Affinity Social Issues Bulletin, March 2006.

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2006.

The Submission by Affinity to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority's Choices & Boundaries Consultation - submission on behalf of Affinity, January 2006.

What is Going on in Christian Crisis Pregnancy Counselling? by E. S. Williams - a review, posted, December 2005.

Review of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act - submission on behalf of Affinity, November 2005.

Father-of-the-Bride's speech - 15 October 2005.

Update on Life Issues - Affinity website, October 2005.

Letter to The Times on euthanasia and palliative care - sent, 29 September 2005.

Four Questions for Evangelical Bioethics - A Response to Leonardo de Chirico - posted July, 2005.

Update on Life Issues - Affinity website, July 2005.

Teenage Pregnancy - More Evidence of a Failing Policy - posted, May 2005.

The Report of the House of Lords' Select Committee on the Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill - posted, April 2005.

Update on Life Issues - Affinity website, February 2005.

On the 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz - The Nazi Holocaust - posted, 27 January 2005.

The Ethics of Legalising Assisted Dying - My Reply to The Times - posted, January 2005.

Bioethics - the Current Challenge - Affinity Magazine, November 2004.

Update on Life Issues - Affinity website, October 2004.

Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill - submission on behalf of Affinity, to the House of Lords' Select Committee, August 2004.

Magistrates in History and in Historic Confessions of Faith - posted, July 2004.

Beware! It's the Attack of the Medieval Bigots - My Reply to The Times - published, June 2004.

My Foetus - A Critique of Channel 4's Documentary - posted, May 2004.

Whatever Happened To The Human Race? - Revisited - posted, March 2004.

Consultation on Confronting the Crisis - The Culture of Death - House of Lords, February 2004.

On The Death Of A Stepfather - An Appreciation - posted, January 2004.

Stop Cloning Around  Part 2 - Lawyers' Christian Fellowship Magazine, Spring 2004.

Why I Did Not Send A NICE Reply - posted, October 2003.

On Abortion, Civil Disobedience, the Execution of Paul Hill and the Downfall of Randall Terry - posted, September 2003.

Abortion - The View From The USA - FIEC website, September 2003.

Stop Cloning Around  Part 1 - Lawyers' Christian Fellowship Magazine, Autumn 2003.

The Essence of Feminism by Kirsten Burkett - a review in Evangelical Times, August 2003.

For What It Is Worth - The Status Of The Human Embryo by Philippa Taylor - a review in the FIEC's Christian Citizenship Bulletin No. 53, March 2003.

Update on Life Issues - FIEC's Christian Citizenship Bulletin No. 53, March 2003.

Sex Selection: Choice and Responsibility in Human Reproduction - submission to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) on behalf of the FIEC, January 2003.

Lyndon Bowring Meets the FIEC's Christian Citizenship Committee - posted, November 2002

Sex Selection: Choice and Responsibility in Human Reproduction - FIEC's  Christian Citizenship Committee Bulletin No. 52, November 2002.

The Christian and Books - FIEC's  Christian Citizenship Committee Bulletin No. 51, July 2002.

Euthanasia and the Significance of Mrs Pretty and Miss B - Evangelical Times, June 2002.

Loss and Bereavement -
FIEC's  Christian Citizenship Committee Bulletin No. 50, March 2002.

Infanticide - A Sinister Practice - FIEC's  Christian Citizenship Committee Bulletin No. 49, November 2001.

Update on Life Issues - FIEC's  Christian Citizenship Committee Bulletin No. 48, July 2001.

Pastors' Association Conference - FIEC's  Christian Citizenship Committee Bulletin No. 47, March 2001.

The Morning-After Pill - Evangelical Times, March 2001.

Miss Ann Widdecombe PC, MP Meets the FIEC's Christian Citizenship Committee - FIEC's  Christian Citizenship Committee Bulletin No. 46, November 2000.

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) - Submission to the HFEA/ACGT on behalf of the FIEC, March 2000.

A to Z of Bioethical Issues - FIEC's Christian Citizenship Bulletins, 41, 43, 45 and 46, March 1998 - November 2000.

Pure Sex by Tony Payne and Philip Jensen - a review in Evangelical Times, XXX, 1999.

Update on Life Issues - FIEC's Christian Citizenship Bulletin No. 39, March 1997.

Update on Life Issues - FIEC's Christian Citizenship Bulletin No. 38, November 1996.

Update on Life Issues - FIEC's Christian Citizenship Bulletin No. 37, March 1996.

Update on Life Issues - FIEC's Christian Citizenship Bulletin No. 35, Spring 1995.

Update on Life Issues - FIEC's Christian Citizenship Bulletin No. 31, Summer 1993.

An Update on Human Gene Therapy - FIEC's Christian Citizenship Bulletin No. 29, Autumn 1992.

Update on Life Issues - FIEC's Christian Citizenship Bulletin No. 28, Autumn 1991.

How Should We Then Live? - A Reaction to the Schaeffer Films - Evangelical Times, July 1979.

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