Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

Doctors unwilling to perform abortions Comments 0

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Most doctors in South Africa are unwilling to perform abortions. Under the Choice of Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1996, abortions are legal up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. In pregnancies as a result of rape, incest or in cases of financial hardship, abortions are legal up to 20 weeks. Kgaladi Mphahlele, who is the Read more

Abortion induces moral relativism Comments 0

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Two elderly priests I know have offered complementary insights into our current cultural crisis: “Social engineering is preceded by verbal engineering,” and “Those who win the language wars win the culture wars.” Language carefully hones, shapes—or distorts—our culture. And, since language is our medium for comprehension, our use of language directly impacts our ability to Read more

Archbishop Fisher ‘deeply saddened’ by advancement of NSW abortion bill Comments 0

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

The Archbishop of Sydney has expressed his disappointment at the passage by the lower house of the New South Wales parliament of a bill to decriminalize abortion, and the failure to pass limiting amendments. The Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 passed the Legislative Assembly on August 8 by a vote of 59 to 31. Read more

Abortion as woman’s health issue is disingenuous Comments 0

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

The Abortion Legislation Bill is before us. It will be contentious, as this issue always is, and it will be strongly and robustly debated. No matter which way one tries to dress this up, we are discussing the termination of a life. We can play tug of war and quibble over whether we are talking Read more

Balanced coverage of the abortion debate? Don’t hold your breath Comments 0

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Justice minister Andrew Little has announced details of the abortion bill to go before Parliament, and already it’s abundantly clear that we shouldn’t expect balanced media coverage. The tone was set in an opinion piece today in which Stuff political reporter Henry Cooke wrote that the government was finally moving after years of “shameful inaction”. Read more

Mother of man with Down syndrome wants prenatal testing banned Comments 0

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Bill Gavin, 24, lives a simple, yet fulfilling life. But if his mother had listened to the advice of health professionals when her prenatal test for genetic disorders came back positive 25 years ago, Bill would have been terminated. Read more Related Posts:Abortion debate Argentina vs. Ireland: what made the…Ninety per cent of submissions oppose assisted dying Read more

Ardern’s concern for most vulnerable is all mouth Comments 0

Monday, July 29th, 2019

There are a small number of well-organised people, who are resisting the legal recognition of New Zealand’s most vulnerable, the unborn and their right to life. Led by Jacinda Ardern, they include the anti-feminist movement, the Family Planning Association, the Green Party, the radical left of the Labour Party, All are strident advocates for the 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

Child Poverty Begins in the Womb Comments 0

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Why is the Prime Minister ignoring the poverty of children in the womb? Since she became Prime Minister nearly 19,000 innocent and defenceless children have been violently killed in their mother’s womb. Right to Life commends the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern who is also the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction for her passionate commitment to Read more

Biden beats Trump in poll after breaking from Democrats abortion line Comments 0

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Joe Biden put clear water between himself and other Democrat presidential candidates on the issue of abortion as he pulled into a surprise poll lead over Donald Trump in the traditionally conservative state of Texas. He enraged pro-choice activists, and many senior Democrat colleagues, by confirming he was against the idea of the US government Read more