Posts Tagged ‘Abortion law reform’

Abortion after 20 weeks gestation likely to be more frequent Comments 0

Thursday, September 19th, 2019
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In a submission to a Select Committee, Family First national director Bob McCoskrie stated proposed changes to abortion legislation would make late-term abortions more accessible and therefore more would occur. “Currently it’s only available for exceptional circumstances, danger to the life and health of the mother, or the child,” said McCoskrie “But in this bill Read more

Abortion law reform: NZ Catholic bishops call to action Comments 0

Monday, August 26th, 2019
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New Zealand’s parliament is debating a significant revision of the country’s abortion laws. The New Zealand Catholic bishops have sent a message to church members encouraging them to inform themselves about the issue and to take some action while the revision is under consideration. Click here to see a comparison between the existing and the proposed legislation and Read more

Making abortion easier to get does not address serious underlying issues Comments 0

Monday, August 12th, 2019
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The New Zealand Catholic Bishops have expressed their concern about the proposed new abortion regime for New Zealand. However, they look forward to contributing to what they hoped would be an honest, respectful dialogue that explored the complexities surrounding abortion. The Bishops hear about abortion from a wide community of Catholic women and men said Read more

Abortion law change not part coalition agreement. Comments 0

Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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The deputy prime minister Winston Peters says that abortion law reform was not part of New Zealand First’s 2017 election campaign. “You should pay attention to other parties’ policies. I know what their policy is,” he said referring to Labour’s election campaign. “They campaigned on it. We didn’t,” Peters told Sky News on Thursday morning. He also Read more

Abortion law changes revealed Comments 0

Monday, August 5th, 2019
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On Monday, Justice Minister Andrew Little announced the details of a bill amending the abortion legislation. The bill will be voted on in a conscience vote. The first reading is likely to be on Thursday. Salient aspects of the proposed legislation Abortion is removed from the crimes act. A woman who is not more than Read more

Government abortion law announcement ‘weeks away’ . . . again Comments 0

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Abortion law reform advocates are calling for the Government to “get the lead out” after what appears to be further delay to long-awaited legislation. Justice Minister Andrew Little has been looking at potential changes to New Zealand’s four-decade-old abortion laws, including whether to take abortion out of the Crimes Act, since early last year. Read Read more

Pope says procuring abortion is like hiring a hitman Comments 0

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Opposing abortion isn’t a religious issue but a human one, Pope Francis said at a Vatican-sponsored anti-abortion conference on Saturday. “Is it licit to throw away a life to resolve a problem?” he challenged conference delegates. “Is it licit to hire a hitman to resolve a problem?” Abortion can never be condoned, he said. Instead Read more