Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

Abortion: out of sight, out of mind Comments 0

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Due to the blizzard that hit the mid-Atlantic, my bus never made it to the 43rd March for Life in Washington, D.C. But thousands of others were able to brave the snow and wind to witness to the dignity of unborn human life, and to protest the gravely immoral practice of legal abortion in the Read more

Confession: my burden lifted forever Comments 0

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Fulton Sheen is reputed to have said, “Hearing nuns’ confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn.” I can’t remember where I read it or why it stuck in my mind, but the words came back to me as I waited in line to make my first confession in more than 20 years. It Read more

Cooks doctor told not to facilitate abortion appointments Comments 0

Friday, December 4th, 2015

The Cook Islands Ministry of Health has told the country’s only gynecologist to stop making appointments at the Epsom Day Clinic in Auckland for women who want an abortion. “Before, I could ring and make an appointment at the Epsom Day Unit, so they could go there,” Doctor May Aung has told the Cook Islands Read more

Liam Neeson slammed for being in Irish pro-abortion film Comments 0

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
attends the Maison Mais Non launch party as Micheal Neeson launches fashion gallery in Soho on June 2, 2015 in London, England.

Actor Liam Neeson has been slammed for his part in an “anti-Catholic” campaign by Amnesty International calling for abortion decriminalisation in Ireland. The campaign features a short film made by “Father Ted” creator Graham Lineham and his wife. The film called ‘Chains’ criticises the Eighth Amendment to Ireland’s constitution, which makes it almost impossible for a woman to Read more

Hardline abortionists try to desecrate Catholic cathedral Comments 0

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

A mob of abortion supporters tried to desecrate a Catholic cathedral in Argentina last week. Feminists approached the cathedral in Mar del Plata screaming “the Church is a piece of trash, you’re a dictatorship”. Stones and bottles were thrown at Catholics praying the Rosary in front of the cathedral. The activists, who were among tens Read more

Anti-abortion activist deported from Australia Comments 0

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

American anti-abortion activist Troy Newman lost a legal bid to stay in Australia after arriving on Thursday without a visa. His visa had been cancelled before he left the United States by Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Mr Newman, who is president of Operation Rescue in the US, had planned a 10-day speaking Read more

Family Planning says abortion system broken Comments 0

Friday, September 25th, 2015
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Family Planning chief executive Jackie Edmond said the abortion law as it stands is outdated and needs fixing. She said abortions were part of a broken system as they currently fell under justice rather than the Ministry of Health. Edmonds said this when making a submission last Thursday to the Justice and Electoral select committee’s Read more

NZ abortion laws encourage deceit Comments 1

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Mention abortion and a lot of people metaphorically block their ears and start humming loudly. At the very sight of the word in this column, some readers will probably turn the page and move on. But this is an issue that refuses to go away. It was re-ignited last week when Hillary Kieft of Stratford Read more

All priests can absolve sin of abortion in Holy Year Comments 1

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Pope Francis has announced that all priests will have the discretion to absolve the sin of abortion confessed by women during the upcoming Year of Mercy. This power is normally reserved to bishops, who frequently themselves grant priests permission to forgive the sin. Procurement of an abortion incurs an automatic excommunication under Church law. The Read more

Pro-life feminism — the ultimate social justice campaign Comments 0

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Fiorella Nash is a novelist as well as an advocate for pro-life causes. Her novels, written under the name Fiorella De Maria, include Poor Banished Children, Do No Harm, and her latest, We’ll Never Tell Them. She was interviewed for Catholic World Report by email: CWR: In addition to being a novelist, you are also quite active Read more