Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

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

Each abortion is a death Comments 0

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

In November 2013, the campaign group Abortion Rights announced their first-ever student conference. It was, they explained, in response to ‘many student unions reporting increased anti-choice activity on campuses’. Societies such as Oxford Students for Life, which I’ve been part of for the last couple of years, don’t tend to think of themselves as ‘anti-choice’, Read more

Aborted baby body parts for sale Comments 4

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
Tony Magliano

How low can society go? When one considers the many ways countless human beings are treated like cheap disposable products – from children exploited by pornographers, to young sweatshop workers exploited by wealthy corporations – it’s hard to imagine how much worse it can get for the poor and vulnerable. But dismembering and vacuuming babies Read more

11-year-old Paraguayan rape victim has baby, sparks debate Comments 0

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

An 11-year-old rape victim in Paraguay gave birth to a baby girl on August 13, stoking debate about abortion law in that country. The former partner of the 11-year-old’s mother is accused of the rape. The baby weighed 3.3 kilos and was born by caesarean section. Post-operative recovery is going well. Paraguayan law permits abortion Read more

Cardinal pans mentality behind harvesting foetal organs Comments 0

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
Cardinal O'Malley resized

The admissions by Planned Parenthood personnel about harvesting the body parts of aborted foetuses have been panned by a US cardinal. Cardinal Sean O’Malley, chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, said videos showing the admissions reveal a lack of respect for human life. The undercover videos were recorded by a pro-life non-profit Read more

Help after abortion for South Auckland women Comments 0

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Living in Colour, an eight-week recovery programme, is soon to begin in South Auckland. It’s designed to heal emotional fallout that can surface months, years or even decades after an abortion South Auckland programme organiser Pauline Louden says it’s grief support because many women suffer from a sense of loss, numbness or sadness after their Read more

Church must be part of over-population solution: Priest Comments 0

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
Fr William Grimm right size

The publisher of an Asian Catholic news website has called for the Church to play a role in reducing the Earth’s human population. In an opinion piece posted on, Fr William Grimm noted that Pope Francis’s recent encyclical Laudato Si’ dismissed concerns about overpopulation as a major source of the ecological crisis. Fr Grimm Read more

Tonga’s PM says let the people decide about CEDAW Comments 0

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The Prime Minister of Tonga, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, says the issue of ratifying a United Nations Convention CEDAW which recently led to protests in the country, will be put to the public, after the coronation celebrations end. Cabinet announced earlier this year its intention to join the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Read more

The dignity of the human person and the right to life Comments 0

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

In the battle to win hearts and minds to the cause of life, it is sometimes necessary to speak in non-religious terms.  This is certainly possible and effective. For example, medical science and biology can help us defend the lives of unborn children and argue persuasively for an end to abortion. An unborn child is alive. An unborn Read more

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