Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

Abortions sky-rocket in Vietnam as family planning excludes youth Comments 0

Friday, November 28th, 2014

At a small Hanoi cemetery, Catholic farmer Nguyen Van Thao opens a fridge and pulls out a bag of bloody fetuses to prepare for burial — a grim reminder that Vietnam has one of the highest abortion rates in the world. Around 40 percent of pregnancies in the country end in abortion, according to a Read more

Pope condemns right to die, anti-life ethos Comments 0

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
Pope right to die resized

Pope Francis denounced the right to die movement on Saturday, saying that euthanasia is a sin against God and creation. The Latin American pontiff said it was a “false sense of compassion” to consider euthanasia as an act of dignity. He classified as equally false the belief that abortion helps women. Rather, the image of Read more

RIP Pope John Paul’s “contraceptive mentality”: 1979-2014 Comments 0

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

The biggest news to come out of the bishops’ synod in Rome so far is the acknowledgement that when it comes to talking about issues of family and sexuality, language matters. Among the examples of “harsh” rhetoric that bishops discussed as doing more harm than good in terms of “inviting people to draw closer to Read more

Kenyan nurse gets death sentence after botched abortion Comments 0

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

A male nurse in Kenya has been sentenced to death after a botched abortion ended the lives of a woman and her unborn child. Clinic owner and nurse Jackson Namunya Tali testified that Christine Atieno had asked for his help after a botched abortion. She died in his vehicle as he drove her to another Read more

Thirty years of Project Rachel Comments 0

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

In the wake of the Roe v. Wade ruling of the Supreme Court in 1973, it became clear to those in pro-life work that some sort of ministry was required to help women suffering from the far-reaching ramifications of legalized abortion. Thirty years ago this week, Vicki Thorn launched Project Rachel to meet that need. Read more

Dawkins says not aborting Down syndrome babies is immoral Comments 1

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
Dawkins Down syndrome resized

Supporters of people with Down syndrome have slammed atheist Richard Dawkins’ comments that it would be immoral not to abort a foetus with the condition. The controversy erupted after a Twitter exchange between Dawkins and a woman who said she would face a real ethical dilemma if pregnant with a baby diagnosed with Down syndrome. Read more

Website names doctors opposed to contraception Comments 0

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

A website aimed at sharing information about doctors and other medical professionals who oppose contraception and abortion for moral or religious reasons was launched last week. It is is called My Decision/Kei a au te Whakataunga ( It is owned by  the Abortion Law Reform Association of NZ. Last year ALRANZ condemned a group of Southland Read more

Lobby group releases NZ MPs voting records on family issues Comments 0

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Family First has released a guide on how current MPs have voted on controversial family and conscience issues in the last 12 years. The resource, titled “Value Your Vote 2014”, was released in early August, about seven weeks before New Zealand’s general election. The issues covered include redefining marriage, the anti-smacking law, parental notification for teenage Read more

Polish hospital boss sacked for refusing to abort late-term baby Comments 0

Friday, July 11th, 2014

The mayor of Warsaw has sacked the Catholic head of a maternity hospital who refused on conscience grounds to abort a foetus with severe deformities. Obstetrician Bogdan Chazan did not advise the mother of where she could get an abortion or that the legal gestational limit for the procedure was approaching. So mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz fired him Read more

Greens want to decriminalise abortion Comments 2

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

The Green Party supports the decriminalisation of abortion. Having an abortion in New Zealand is still a crime under the Crimes Act, unless a pregnant woman faces a danger to her life, physical or mental health. The Greens wants to make abortion freely available to women up to 20 weeks pregnant. Read Green Party Press Read more