Posts Tagged ‘Abortion law’

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

Monday, November 5th, 2018

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

Monday, October 29th, 2018
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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

MPs weigh in on New Zealand abortion laws

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Waiariki MP Tamati Coffey supports a review of New Zealand’s abortion laws while National MP Todd McClay said he would seek views from the Rotorua electorate before casting his vote. Continue reading. Related Posts:Judith Collins visits church for prayer before…European Parliament calls access to abortion a human rightUS Catholic bishops to vote on pressuring Joe Read more

National Party leader would be “loath” to take abortion out of the Crimes Act.

Monday, May 28th, 2018

National Party leader Simon Bridges says he would be “loath” to take abortion out of the Crimes Act. On Monday, Jack Tame on TVNZ and Susie Ferguson on Morning report challenged his position. Bridges said his position on abortions was that they should be “rare, safe, legal” – with an emphasis on rare. He said Read more

Over 3.5 million Argentinians protest abortion bill

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Over 3.5 million Argentinians have joined forces in 117 cities to protest against a bill to liberalise the country’s abortion laws. The motto of the rally was “Protect them both,” meaning the mother and the unborn child. Catholics – as well as Evangelicals, atheists and others marched together to make their views known. Most of Read more

Abortion a crime, not a health issue

Monday, February 19th, 2018

“Pregnancy is not a disease and abortion is not health care.” The comment was made in response to possible abortion law reform by Right To Life Spokesperson, Ken Orr. “Never before in the history of New Zealand has there been an attempt to withdraw from the Crimes Act, protection for the lives of a category Read more

Family asks for abortion law change for underaged girls

Friday, May 29th, 2015

National MP Chester Borrows has presented a petition to Parliament, which will now go through select committee, asking for an amendment to the Care of Children Act. The Labour Party and Family Planning say they will fight the proposed amendment. The petition was prompted by the experience of the Kieft family in Stratford in 2009. Read more

Doctors subverting abortion law

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Doctors are subverting abortion law by adopting “liberal criteria” as to what constitutes a mental health problem, allowing women to more easily undergo the procedure, says David Fergusson, a University of Otago professor of psychology. He is is not anti-abortion; he says that the law should be liberalised and a set of guidelines should be established to Read more

Irish Catholic hospital will comply with new abortion law

Friday, October 4th, 2013

A prominent Irish priest has resigned from the board of Dublin’s Mater Misericordiae University hospital after the hospital announced it would allow abortions in compliance with Ireland’s new law. Father Kevin Doran told the Irish Catholic that he left the governing board because “I can’t reconcile my own conscience with the statement, largely because I Read more

Ireland passes abortion law

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Irish President Michael D. Higgins signed the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act into law on Tuesday, making abortion legal in cases where the mother’s life is at stake. Higgins said the passage of the law is a move toward “basic human rights.” Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore said it was “a historic moment” for Read more