Last updated,
  3 October 2019.

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Bioethical Issues

Dr John Ling, Kiedy
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Front cover of the book
                    'The Edge of Life'.

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                    Morning-After Pill'.

Front cover of the book
                    'Responding to the Culture of Death'.

Welcome to my website 

I am a freelance writer, speaker and consultant on bioethical issues.

I was born and initially schooled in Cambridge, but most of my secondary education was at Reading School.  From 1966 to 1976, I studied at Leeds, Pennsylvania State and Nottingham Universities.  From 1976 to 2001, I was a lecturer in biochemistry and bioethics at the Institute of Biological Sciences, the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.  Then I took early retirement and wrote two books on bioethical issues in two years.

In 1982, I became the founding chairman of the Aberystwyth LIFE Group and co-founder of Evangelicals for LIFE, a specialist grouping within the charity, LIFE.  From 1984 until 2009, I was a member of the Central Committee of LIFE, the UK's leading pro-life organisation and from 2009 to 2017, I was on its board of trustees.  From 1989, I was a member and sometime chairman of the Social Issues Team of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC) and since 2004, a member of its successor, the Social Issues Team of Affinity.

I have lectured, debated, broadcast and written about bioethical issues for the last 30 years and more.  These activities have taken me throughout the UK, as well as to Denmark, Germany, Japan, Holland, Latvia, Canada, Poland, the Isle of Man and Romania.

From 1972, I have been married to Wendy - my first wife - and we have been members of Alfred Place Baptist Church in Aberystwyth since 1977.  We have three grown-up children: Simeon, Benjamin and Anna - a lawyer, a scientist and a teacher - and six granddaughters: Esther, Rachel, Naomi, Mia, Tiana and Gwen, and two grandsons: Joshua and Caleb.  My hobbies include fruit and vegetable growing and inshore boat-fishing in Cardigan Bay from our boat, Lazy Lady.  From 2003 until 2017, I was a magistrate sitting on the Ceredigion Bench.

To contact me, please use,

address:  4 Cefn Melindwr
              Capel Bangor
              SY23 3LS, UK.

phone:  01970-880-416

mobile:  07974-113-283

e-mail: jrl@aber.ac.uk

website:  www.johnling.co.uk

webcam:  johnling@live.co.uk