Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

Greens say banning abortion protests worth thinking about Comments 2

Friday, August 19th, 2016

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
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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

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

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

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

MPs deny parents’ the right to be informed of 15 year-old daughter’s abortion Comments 1

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
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Family First director Bob McCroskie says it is ludicrous that parents have to give permission for their daughters to go on school trips but not for their daughter to have an abortion. He was speaking after a majority report from Parliament’s justice and electoral committee rejected a petition seeking to change the law. Read Right Read more

Young women need more help to see abortion is not the only option Comments 0

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

It is important pregnant mothers who feel they have no other option than to have an abortion know there are people who are ready to listen, to be a friend, and to work through their situation in a caring, confidential manner says Michelle Kaufman. Kaufman is the Communications Director of Family Life International NZ. “Abortion Read more

Letter to doctor who advised abortion of girl with Down Syndrome Comments 1

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Diagnosed with Down Syndrome before she was born, a US woman’s doctor recommended she abort her unborn child. But Courtney Baker and her husband, despite being told their quality of life would suffer, decided to proceed with the pregnancy and gave birth to little Emersyn Faith, known fondly as Emmy, 15 months ago. Last month Read more

Irish Catholic schools urged to ban Amnesty International Comments 0

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
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Catholic schools in Ireland are under pressure to ban Amnesty International speakers, because of that group’s support for liberalising abortion law. Amnesty has been a public supporter of repealing the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which puts “right to life of the unborn” on an equal footing with the right to life of the Read more