Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

Dawkins says not aborting Down syndrome babies is immoral Comments 1

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
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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

Chile’s president cares for pets and pushes for abortion Comments 0

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Chile’s president Michelle Bachelet has announced her decision to push for legalised abortion, while at the same time calling for better care of pets. Ms Bachelet called for more “care, control and wellbeing” for pets. “With all due respect for pets, I think the person and human life are worth much more than that,” Cardinal Read more

US nun urges Obama to restore abortion promotion funding Comments 0

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

An American woman religious has urged President Barack Obama to restore funding for programmes that promote abortion in other countries. Sr Jeannine Gramick was one of the signatories to an open letter to the US president from various faith-based organisations. The letter claimed women and girls who face sexual violence and rape deserve meaningful access Read more

Senior bishop says Church must listen to calls for change Comments 0

Friday, May 16th, 2014
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A senior Italian bishop says the Church should listen to arguments for gay relationships, Communion for divorcees and ending mandatory celibacy for priests. Bishop Nunzio Galantino, who is secretary-general of the Italian bishops’ conference (CEI), said he wants Church leaders to open their minds on these issues. “My wish for the Italian Church is that Read more

Canada’s Liberal Party rejects future pro-life candidates Comments 0

Friday, May 16th, 2014
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Canada’s Liberal Party won’t accept new candidates who don’t support its pro-choice abortion stance. This was announced by Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau, who is a Catholic. Federal elections for the Ottawa House of Commons are scheduled for next year. Mr Trudeau described the new rule as part of a screening process that includes questions Read more

Vatican reportedly approves Pope Paul VI miracle Comments 0

Friday, May 9th, 2014

The Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints has reportedly approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Pope Paul VI. The miracle was the healing in the United States of an unborn baby from an otherwise incurable illness. Doctors forecast the baby would die in the womb, or be born with severely damaged kidneys. Read more