Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

King and Privy council say “no” to CEDAW Comments 0

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

The Tonga Privy Council says the Government’s plan to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is unconstitutional. King Tupou VI, with his Privy Council, was responding to petitions from groups in Tonga who have sought his help to stop the ratification process. The Government has committed to ratify CEDAW but Read more

Court rules “ Choose Life ” license plates patently offensive Comments 0

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Last month a federal court ruled the New York state Department of Motor Vehicles had the right ban a Choose Life specialty plate. The DMV rejected the Children First Foundation’s plate back in 2002, saying it was the state’s “policy not to promote or display politically sensitive messages” on its license plates. The group has Read more

Abortion and women in church Comments 0

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Just because we don’t talk about it, doesn’t mean that abortion isn’t something that affects Christian women. One in three women will have an abortion by the time they are 45 according to national statistics. That means that there are inevitably women in church who will have had an abortion – and it isn’t just Read more

Drone used to drop abortion pills in Poland Comments 0

Friday, June 26th, 2015

On Saturday June 27th a drone will fly packages of abortion pills from Frankfurt an der Oder in Germany to Słubice in Poland. Arriving at the Polish town of Slubice on Saturday, the drone aims to drop several packages of pills weighing under 5kg in total. The packets are to be received by women’s groups, Read more

To save the environment, try ending abortion Comments 0

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Everybody is talking about the Pope’s new environmental encyclical, even though there isn’t much that’s unusual about it. In fact, it’s a document so perfectly in line with usual Catholic teaching that the most illuminating piece of commentary on it I could find was perhaps this 2009 column by The New York Times’ Ross Douthat Read more

Single mothers are saints Comments 0

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Catholic bioethicist Bernadette Tobin writes: “In order to understand the teachings of the Catholic Church in relation to questions about the beginning of life, we need to identify and appreciate the one idea that informs all of these teachings. This is the idea that the life of every human being is, in and of itself, Read more

Dorothy Day suggested as patron of Year of Mercy Comments 0

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

An American academic has proposed Catholic social activist Dorothy Day as the perfect patron of the upcoming Year of Mercy. Dr Lance Richey has edited a recent edition of Day’s journal from the early years of the Catholic Worker Movement. He also organises an annual Dorothy Day conference. “I do think that it’s a very Read more

Whole nation exorcised in rare ceremony Comments 0

Friday, June 19th, 2015
Mexico exorcisms resized

Bishops and priests have performed a “great exorcism” of the entire nation of Mexico, in a ceremony called an “Exorcismo Magno”. On May 20, the ceremony was carried out behind closed doors at the cathedral of San Luis Potosí. The Archbishop Emeritus of Guadalajara, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez, presided. Also participating were Archbishop Jesús Carlos Read more

New freephone reduces waiting time for abortions Comments 0

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Women seeking an abortion are being offered easier access to the procedure with a free, national telephone consultation service that started this week. Using the freephone number the service has been set up by Wairarapa abortion doctor Simon Snook because of the delays, said to be potentially harmful, faced by many New Zealand women seeking Read more

Bishops reject call for mass abortions for terror victims Comments 0

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Nigeria’s Catholic bishops have spoken out against calls for mass abortions for some of the pregnant women rescued from Boko Haram. The bishops’ conference health committee chair Bishop Anselm Umoren told a press conference the life of every baby is distinct from that of the parents. Aborting the unborn children of the rescued women would Read more