Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

Jane Roe, legal abortion, and a change of heart Comments 0

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

When Flip Benham opened an office of his antiabortion group next door to an abortion clinic that employed Norma McCorvey, the two saw each other through the cliches of their respective ideologies. McCorvey, also known as “Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade, saw Benham’s group as “vicious, mean-spirited, fire-breathing, sanctimonious, self-righteous, bigoted hypocrites,” she would Read more

Pharmacists religious views on abortion pills ignored Comments 0

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Pharmacists religious views on medications that cause abortions (called abortifacients are being overruled in the UK. The “conscience clause” where pharmacists could refer customers wanting  abortifacients to other pharmacies will change on 1 May. The proposed 1 May changes to standards  could discriminate against those who personal or religious beliefs are against these drugs. The Read more

Flouting pro-life website ban has serious consequences Comments 0

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Flouting France’s new pro-life website ban could result in offenders spending two years in jail and being fined US$30,000. The legislation makes “spreading misleading information” about abortion a crime. Flouting the law includes “spreading or transmitting allegations or indications liable to intentionally mislead, with the purpose of deterring (from abortion), on the characteristics or medical Read more

CEDAW ratification dividing the nation says Tonga’s PM Comments 0

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Tonga’s Prime Minister says the ratification of the Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) has divided the nation. Mr ‘Akilisi  Pohiva said local women’s groups would again be asked to carry out public consultations. Tonga has been preparing to ratify the convention since 2015. Last year Pohiva said the Read more

A civilised nation does not kill babies Comments 0

Monday, February 13th, 2017

What a sight! Over 25 times from the top of Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., I have seen a sea of people marching to proclaim the dignity of unborn human life, and how death-dealing abortion sends the unholy message that some human beings are disposable. And the latest March for Life (Jan. 27) was equally Read more

What’s changed so that all priests may forgive abortion Comments 0

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

The Roman Catholic Church will allow priests all over the world to grant forgiveness for abortion. This announcement came from Pope Francis at the end of the Jubilee of Mercy – a holy year dedicated to forgiveness. When the holy year concluded on Nov. 20, Pope Francis made permanent the permission that he had provisionally Read more

Pro-life propaganda websites outlawed in France Comments 0

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Pro-life websites that spread “propaganda” and “misinformation” about abortions may soon be criminalised in France. The French National Assembly has moved to punish offenders with up to two years in prison and a €30,000 fine. The bill has now been moved to the Senate where it will be further debated. The bill aims to extend Read more

Abortion’s forgivable but still a grave sin says Pope Comments 0

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Abortion’s forgivable, says Pope Francis. Any priest can now forgive women who have had abortions. This is a significant change in direction. The new direction was signaled during the Holy Year of Mercy which finished last Sunday. Francis gave all priests temporary ability to absolve women who had abortions during the Holy Year. Until then, Read more

Catholic lobbyist keynote speaker at Family Planning conference Comments 0

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Jon O’Brien, President of a US lobbyist organisation Catholic for Choice (CFC), was a keynote speaker at the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Conference Aotearoa New Zealand which took place at Te Papa Tongarewa, Te Whanganui-a-Tara on the weekend. The title of his presentation was “Manufacturing Stigma: How Religious Healthcare Could Damage Your Health”. Read more

Religious parents unthinking, irresponsible, reckless, diseased and feeble-minded Comments 0

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Religious parents are unthinking, irresponsible, reckless, diseased and feeble-minded. People of faith “should not be allowed to bring offspring into the world.” These opinions came from Margaret Sanger (1879-1966), who founded the Planned Parenthood birth control movement. Planned Parenthood celebrated its 100th birthday on October 16. The celebrations drew applause from pro-abortion feminists, praise from President Barack Read more