Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

Adoption arranged for Zika babies Comments 0

Friday, September 30th, 2016
microcephaly-rm-722x406

Adoption not abortion is available for Zika virus-affected babies in Jamaica. Kingston’s Archbishop Kenneth Richards says Jamaica must preserve its humanity by respecting life. It must not give way to abortion. Dr. Dayton Campbell, a member of Parliament, has been pushing to make abortion available for babies with microcephaly. Abortion is illegal in Jamaica except Read more

Assisting with abortion an obstacle to ordination Comments 0

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
embryo

Assisting with abortion  – even for former non-Catholics – is an obstacle to ordination. According to the National Catholic Reporter, the Vatican published the ruling on Thursday after Pope Francis approved the interpretation of church law during a Pontifical Council in May. The Catholic Church considers the sanctity of life “so absolute” that the new Read more

St Teresa of Kolkata: pro-life and pro-poverty Comments 0

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
mother-teresa

St Teresa of Kolkata may have just been made a saint but she has some strong adversaries. Some, like Christopher Hichens who once described her as “a lying, thieving Albanian dwarf”, say she  was no friend of the poor but a friend of poverty. To others – both Catholic and otherwise, she  “… was a Read more

Abortions on babies with cleft palates have tripled in England Comments 0

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
cleft-lip

Abortions of British babies with cleft palates has tripled in just four years as would-be parents rely on ultrasound scans to get advance warning of health problems and thousands of others are aborted because of various disabilities. New government data indicate while four unborn babies were aborted in 2011 because they had cleft palates, 11 Read more

Greens say banning abortion protests worth thinking about Comments 2

Friday, August 19th, 2016
vannart1

Green MP Jan Logie says it is worth debating whether New Zealand should ban protests around abortion clinics, similar to those enforced in some Australian states. In the Australian states of Tasmania and Victoria, filming, intimidation and protests are banned within 150m of abortion centres. In New South Wales, a bill to provide a 150m Read more

Abortion and Catholic voting duties Comments 1

Friday, August 12th, 2016
charles camosy abortion

Carl Anderson, leader of the Knights of Columbus, is undeniably a polarizing figure. Directing what he calls “the strong right arm” of the Church, he is a champion for many conservative Catholics for many of the same reasons the Catholic left considers him deeply problematic. One major, longstanding reason for such polarization is his prioritization Read more

Town divided over abortion Comments 0

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
1470365460849

The abortion debate is heating up in Thames with a pro-choice group vowing to demonstrate each week alongside pro-life protesters. The demonstration is in response to a regular demonstration by pro life group Voice for Life demonstrators. Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRANZ) member Scott Summerfield said the aim of the demonstration was to support women Read more

Abortion: Family planning Association doesn’t represent interests of women Comments 0

Friday, August 5th, 2016
neal-web

The Family Planning Association (FPA) is not representing the interests of women by once more calling upon the government to decriminalise abortion say Ken Orr, spokesman for Right to life. Jackie Edmond, CEO of the Family Planning Association thinks abortion should be considered as a health issue. She is calling on the government remove the Read more

Pro-life medics face harassment and discrimination Comments 0

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Pro-life doctors who conscientiously object to abortion are denied career choices. Doctors who refuse to take part in abortions are suffering increasingly from harassment and discrimination at work, the British Medical Association (BMA) has told MPs. Healthcare professionals are complaining to the union that they are facing pressure to take part in abortions and confronted Read more

Vice president Biden’s Catholic faith very important to him Comments 0

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
w704

Joe Biden, the vice president of the United States, has made a fleeting visit to New Zealand. He is the first Catholic vice president of the United States. Biden is more comfortable than most politicians in talking about how his Catholicism has affected his life and his views. In his campaign book in 2008 Biden Read more