Posts Tagged ‘Abortion decriminalisation’

Right to life petition opposes decriminalisation of abortion Comments 0

Thursday, November 21st, 2019
Right to Life petition

15,407 citizens have signed a petition opposing the decriminalisation of abortion and supporting the protection for women and the unborn. Right to life organised the petition. Representatives of the Society’s executive presented it to an assembly of invited MP’s on the steps of Parliament on Wednesday. The petition opposes abortion being taken out of the Crimes Read more

Eight women who have had abortions call for caution on law changes Comments 0

Monday, November 5th, 2018
abortions

Eight women who have had abortions have asked the prime minister to be cautious about any changes made to the abortion law. They have written Jacinda Ardern an open letter, published on Sunday as a full-page advertisement in the Sunday Star-Times, the Herald on Sunday and in the Dominion Post on Monday. Spokesperson Barbara Hill said that it was time Read more

Briefing paper on abortion law – NZ Catholic Bishops respond Comments 0

Monday, October 29th, 2018
abortion law

On Friday the Law Commission’s ministerial briefing paper providing advice to the Minister of Justice on proposed changes to the abortion law in New Zealand was released. Bishop Patrick Dunn, President of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, noted “the paper is substantial and so we need time to read it and give it careful Read more

Argentine Senate votes against decriminalising abortion Comments 0

Monday, August 13th, 2018

The Argentine Senate has voted against a bill to decriminalise abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Senators voted 38-31 against the bill. In Argentina, abortion is allowed only in cases of rape and in risks to a woman’s health. Thousands of women, most of them poor, are hospitalised each year for complications linked Read more