Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

Family Life international Facebook page attacked Comments 0

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Family Life International New Zealand’s Facebook page has been attacked, forcing the organisation to pull them down. FLI communications director, Michelle Kaufman, who is in charge of the group’s website and Facebook page, said the attack happened fast. “One of the interesting things about the comments made in the Facebook attack is that none of Read more

Couple defy midwife’s abortion advice after scan Comments 0

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Marinda Brits and Norman Holleman would not have their miracle baby if they’d followed a midwife’s advice to have an abortion. The Auckland residents got devastating news in November when Brits was 21 weeks pregnant. A scan showed low amniotic fluid levels surrounding the baby boy and they were told he was dying and they’d Read more

Pro-life group pressuring National party in Wellington Central Comments 0

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

A fiercely anti-abortion lobby group is putting pressure on the National Party not to select an experienced doctor whose job has involved authorising and performing abortions. Right to Life said the potential selection of medical practitioner Rosemary Fenwicke as a candidate in Wellington Central “would have serious consequences for the National Party at the forthcoming Read more

Aborted babies burned to heat hospitals in UK Comments 0

Friday, March 28th, 2014
Ipswich hosp II resized

The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste in the United Kingdom, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found. Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in “waste-to-energy” plants which generate power for heat. The Read more

Pro abortion group protest against pro life prayer vigil Comments 1

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Members of Wellington High School’s feminist club have staged a reciprocal protest against a Catholic pro-life group demonstrating near the main entrance of Wellington Hospital. Family Life International is holding a 40 day anti-abortion prayer vigil outside the Wellington Hospital. As part of it’s 40 days for life campaign, Family life international the vigil is Read more

Catholics at odds with some Church teaching Comments 0

Friday, February 14th, 2014

As Pope Francis reaches out to Catholics across the globe to re-energise the Catholic faith, the vast majority of Catholics, world-wide, disagree with Church teaching about contraception, divorce and abortion, but agree with traditional marriage. These are some of the findings of a world-wide poll commissioned in 12 countries, the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Read more

Unborn child ineligible for estate claim Comments 0

Friday, December 20th, 2013

A child conceived but not born when his mother married his stepfather cannot claim from his dead stepfather’s estate because he was not “living” when they wed, the Supreme Court has ruled. The child was born in 1995, seven months after his mother married a man who was not his father. The mother and stepfather Read more

An issue that won’t go away Comments 0

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Abortion will always be divisive, as it’s highly unlikely that the polarised groups will ever agree. But what many do agree on is the need to keep talking about an issue that just won’t go away. A drunken night out, sex with an ex. It’s not an unusual story. But a few weeks later, Katherine (whose name Read more

Civil rights group sues US bishops over anti-abortion policies Comments 0

Friday, December 6th, 2013

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit againts the US Conference of Catholic Bishops for allegedly being negligent for barring certain treatments or the mention of the treatments such as abortion. The lawsuit was filed in the case of a pregnant woman whose life was at risk from premature labor. The group says Mercy Health Read more

TV anti-abortion ads ruled OK Comments 0

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Complaints about a television campaign by an anti-abortion group have been dismissed, despite ones about a print advertisment from the same group being upheld. A series of television advertisements by Voice for Life featured a young woman, Ariana, who had an abortion at 15. In the advertisements, which aired on TVNZ, Ariana discussed the effects Read more