LONDON, October 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Nobody, including pro-abortion advocates, would dare to say the Duchess of Sussex, otherwise known as Meghan Markle, is pregnant with a royal “fetus.” Everybody, including mainstream media, knows and admits and even rejoices that she’s having a “baby.” She’s not having a “product of conception,” or a “blob of tissue,” or a “clump of cells.” How refreshing to hear a spokesman for the Royal Family telling UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph: “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019.” So far the spokesman has not been excoriated by Britain’s powerful abortion lobby for using the word “baby.” The Duke of Sussex, more popularly known as Prince Harry, is the second son of HRH the Prince of Wales and the third grandson of HM Queen Elizabeth of England. He married former actress Meghan Markle on May 19, five months ago. The sad fact is that under the UK Abortion Act 1967, which applies to England and Wales, Markle, 37, may arrange to have a medical professional abort her “baby” until he or she is 24 weeks old if two doctors agree that for the “baby” to live would be injurious to Markle’s physical or mental health.
A fantastic symbol of its demographic decline. At the beginning of this month the Reiwa era of Japan began. On that day Emperor Naruhitobecame the 126th Japanese monarch as he took over the throne from his father, Emperor Akihito, who had abdicated the day before. The role of Japanese emperor is almost entirely ceremonial and symbolic. But in one way at least the current royal family is perfectly apposite for the nation Emperor Naruhito ceremonially rules over. As the New York Times reported, the ceremony on May 1 in which the new emperor was invested with the sacred sword, jewels and seals that signify his right to sit on the throne, illustrated a clear problem that the imperial family has: it is shrinking and ageing. Just like Japan’s wider population. Aside from the new Emperor, the ceremony included all adult male heirs. All two of them. Emperor Naruhito’s uncle was there, Prince Hitachi, who is 83 years old and in a wheelchair. But never fear, Naruhito’s brother is also there: Prince Akishino a sprightly 53. (The Emperor is 59.) Absent was the only other male heir, Naruhito’s nephew, the 12 year old Prince Hisahito. So there are a total of three male heirs to the throne. And one of those heirs is from the generation than the current emperor. The trouble is twofold. First, the succession
High Court of the United Kingdom has decreed that social services cannot remove a four-year-old boy who identifies as a girl from a couple who have let “him” transition after sending the child to school in a girl’s uniform. The unnamed council had argued that the anonymous couple had “acted in a precipitate manner in relation to perceived gender dysphoria”. It withdrew its case in the face of glowing reports from experts about the couple’s parenting skills. However, the couple demanded a public judgment be delivered so that there would be no “cloud of suspicion hanging over them”. This is thought to be the first time a judge has sanctioned gender transitioning at such a young age. Mr Justice Williams praised the couple as “attuned and careful” parents who were dedicated to the welfare of their children. Gender specialists told the judge that the child, who was named “H” in court records, behaved in a way “consistent with a diagnosis of gender dysphoria”. This expert advice “provided clinical justification” for the couple’s approach to H’s gender identity. In the judge’s opinion, “H” clearly identified as a girl and seemed to be “a content, alert and socially engaged little girl”. No doubt this couple are good parents — if being good parents consists of dutifully following the current “trans” orthodoxy that says
Some scientists believe sea levels across the world could rise by two metres by the year 2100. This is double what has been previously predicted. A new report says global sea levels could rise far more than predicted because the land ice in Greenland and Antarctica is melting faster. The world is heating up more quickly than in the past and many scientists believe that human activity is having a bad effect on global temperatures. When we burn things like coal or oil to create energy to power things like homes, cars and factories, they release harmful gases. These gases end up in the Earth’s atmosphere and are trap more of the Sun’s heat in and increase temperatures. Scientists say that if no changes are made the temperature could increase to as much as 5°C by 2100. JONATHAN BAMBER A small boat in western Greenland, dwarfed by icebergs that have come off Greenland’s largest glacier As global temperatures go up, ice trapped on land in places like glaciers begins to melt and run into the causing the sea level to rise. But there is another reason sea levels rise. Water expands as it gets warmer so as the temperature of the sea goes up, the ocean expands. In 100 years, experts say the global sea level has risen nearly over