Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

Catholic deselected as UK election candidate Comments 0

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

The Liberal Democrat (Lib Dem) Party, UK, deselected Robert Flello, a practising Catholic as an election candidate. Just 36 hours beforehand Flello was announced as the Lib Dem candidate for the Stoke-on-Trent South constituency. The Party concluded his values diverged for theirs. The British media report that Flello’s views on abortion and same-sex marriage are Read more

Right to life petition opposes decriminalisation of abortion Comments 0

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

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

Parliament groans under the weight of difficult social lawmaking Comments 0

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

This government has had more knotty and divisive social issues to deal with than many others. Within months of its first sitting, it was voting on not one, but two medicinal cannabis bills and things only became more complicated from there. Euthanasia, abortion, and drug reform followed. Continue reading Related Posts:Medicinal cannabis products available without Read more

Movie Unplanned makes it over the line Comments 0

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

More than 140 Wellingtonians had the chance to watch the true-life film Unplanned at the Brooklyn Penthouse cinema on the 11th of November. Hosted by the Centre for Marriage and Family and the Reverence for Life Group, St Francis of Assisi, Ohariu, more than 71 tickets had to be pre-purchased to enable the screening to Read more

Has denying Communion lost its political luster? Comments 0

Monday, November 11th, 2019

When Catholic bishops threatened to deny Communion to then-presidential candidate John Kerry in 2004 over his abortion stance, the ensuing media frenzy was described as “haunting” the Democrat’s campaign for months. But this year, when Vice President Joe Biden was denied Communion at a Catholic church in South Carolina for roughly the same reasons, coverage Read more

Communion should be personal, not political Comments 0

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Joe Biden is a proud Catholic. He carries a rosary to remember his late son Beau, and as recent headlines show, he attends Mass even during a grueling campaign. But when the former vice president presented himself for Communion at St. Anthony Catholic Church in South Carolina on Sunday (Oct. 27), a priest denied him Read more

What does Joe Biden think about abortion? Comments 0

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s denial of reception of Holy Communion in South Carolina on Sunday has renewed scrutiny of his evolving views on abortion. Over the course of his decades-long career, the Catholic former Vice President has said that the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade went too far, but has now pledged to enshrine Read more

Biden wishes communion denial had not become media event Comments 0

Monday, November 4th, 2019

US Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden says a priest’s decision to deny him communion because of his views on abortion is “private matter”. He says he wishes the priest (Robert Morey) hadn’t taken the issue to the press. Biden, who is a life-long Catholic, says Morey’s move to inform the press is “not a position Read more

Bill English concerned about rights of conscientious objectors Comments 0

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Former Prime Minister Bill English has criticised many of the proposed changes at a select committee hearing on Wednesday. He launched into a fierce defence of the right of medical professionals to conscientiously object to carrying out abortions if the changes were made. Read more Related Posts:Abortion law rushed and undemocraticAbortion after 20 weeks gestation Read more

Abortion law rushed and undemocratic Comments 0

Monday, October 14th, 2019
Andrew Little undemocratic behaviour

Submitters to the Parliamentary committee on abortion legislation are accusing Justice Minister, Andrew Little of undemocratic behaviour; rushing through liberalised abortion laws. They are angry their voices are denied a hearing by the special Select Committee taking public input on his Abortion Legislation Bill. Committee chair, Ruth Dyson, Wednesday, announced the committee would only hear Read more