Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

Politician dumped as Mass reader over party abortion stance Comments 0

Friday, May 27th, 2016

An Irish political candidate has been told he can’t do readings in his parish anymore because of his party’s stance over abortion law reform. Social Democrat candidate Ken Curtin was dropped as a reader at Mass in a County Cork parish at the order of the parish administrator Fr John McCarthy. The aspiring politician then Read more

The miracle of life Comments 0

Friday, May 6th, 2016

I experienced a miracle! A few days ago, I held in my arms my first grandbaby – newly born Faith Annmarie. Thank God she’s healthy and perfectly formed. And as I was looking at her, I reflected how wonderfully she is made – arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, toes, eyes, mouth, nose, ears, as well Read more

Cardinal reacts to Planned Parenthood Georgetown talk Comments 0

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
Mass of The Holy Spirit celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, University Chancellor, at the Basilica Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to mark the start of the academic year at The Catholic University of America in washington, D.C.

A US cardinal has celebrated a Mass for Life near Jesuit Georgetown University after the institution hosted a lecture from an abortion provider. Cardinal Donald Wuerl celebrated Mass at Epiphany Church in Washington, a few blocks from Georgetown. This was one day after the university hosted a lecture by Cecile Richards, the CEO of Planned Read more

Leading Catholics worry about tough Poland abortion bill Comments 0

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Nearly one hundred prominent Catholics have expressed concerns about a proposed Polish law that would make abortion illegal under almost all circumstances. A letter was sent to Poland’s bishops expressing concerns about their advocacy in favour of the law. The signatories from Europe and the United States included theologians, historians and lay people. Continue reading

Hillary Clinton is right: you can be a feminist and pro-life Comments 0

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Last week, Daily Life published an article by Ruby Hamad entitled, “Hillary Clinton is wrong: You cannot be a feminist and ‘pro-life’.” I beg to differ. I originally sent this piece to Daily Life in the hope of engaging with Hamad on this important women’s issue, but the response I received was: “unfortunately it’s not Read more

Women stage church walkout in Poland over abortion laws Comments 0

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Groups of Catholic women walked out of Masses in two Polish cities to protest at a proposed tightening of the nation’s abortion laws. They walked out of churches in Warsaw and Gdansk. At the Warsaw church of St Anna, the women shouted “scandal” as a priest read out a letter from Poland’s bishops in favour Read more

New York cardinal warns against expanding use of termination drugs Comments 0

Friday, April 8th, 2016

The expanded use of an abortion-inducing drug in America will pave the way for the “destruction of even more innocent lives” say pro-life advocates. The new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines, announced on 30 March, allow women to use RU-486, known generically as mifepristone and by its brand name Mifeprex – later into their Read more

Couple in Bougainville jailed after abortion Comments 0

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
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Leoba Devana is serving time in the jail on Buka Island, part of Papua New Guinea’s Autonomous Region of Bougainville after having an abortion. She was charged and convicted – erroneously, in the eyes of a coalition of senior medical, legal and human rights advocates in Port Moresby who have taken up her case – Read more

Funds raised to counter 40 Days for Life vigils Comments 0

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
AMAC clinic resized

Hundreds of dollars have been raised to send flowers and support to New Zealand abortion clinics in response to the 40 Days for Life prayer campaign. The Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand set up a “give a little” web page to raise $300 to send the flowers, support messages and “sweet treats” to Read more

Pharmacist refuses to sell morning-after pill Comments 0

Friday, February 26th, 2016

A Wairoa pharmacist refuses to sell the emergency contraceptive pill over her counter because of personal beliefs. To be eligible to sell the emergency contraceptive pill, commonly referred to as the morning-after pill, pharmacists have to complete a course. Owner Elsa Norvil says she will not do this, for personal reasons. “I am not prepared Read more