Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

New Zealand’s abortion rate rises slightly, though teen abortions fall Comments 0

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

The number of abortions in New Zealand has risen slightly, reversing a decade-long trend. The abortion rate among women aged 15 to 44 was 13.7 per 1000 women last year, up from 13.5 per cent in 2016. Continue reading Related Posts:Marriage and divorce statistics fallAbortion is Amnesty’s top priorityAbortions up to birth possibleIrish vote shows Read more

Aborting sick, disabled children reflects Nazi mentality Comments 0

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Aborting sick and disabled children reflects a Nazi eugenics mentality, says Pope Francis. Speaking to members of the Forum of Family Associations on Saturday, Francis decried the “fashion” for prenatal testing of an unborn child’s health with a view to aborting those that are sick or disabled. He told the Forum this practice is “the Read more

Ireland may look to NZ’s law for doctors who conscientiously object to providing abortion Comments 0

Monday, June 18th, 2018
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New Zealand’s approach to the issue of how to allow for GPs who conscientiously object to providing abortion services may provide the basis for how such services are provided in Ireland. Ireland’s National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) and their health minister Simon Harris have appeared at loggerheads after the doctors’ group said that onward referral Read more

Irish hospitals must perform abortions if funded by government Comments 0

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Irish hospitals that receive government money will be expected to carry out abortions when new abortion laws come into effect. This includes hospitals with a Catholic character, the Irish prime minister says. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar says doctors, nurses and midwives could opt out of performing procedures on conscience grounds. If they want to keep Read more

Irish vote shows need for new pro-life strategy Comments 0

Thursday, June 7th, 2018
Thomas Reece

The overwhelming vote in Ireland in favor of allowing access to abortion shows that the pro-life movement needs a new strategy. Trying to preserve anti-abortion laws or trying to reverse the legalization of abortion is simply not working. In almost every country where abortion has been on the ballot, abortion has won. Rarely have pro-choice Read more

Catholic “yes” voters to abortion shouldn’t marry in church Comments 0

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Catholic “yes” voters in Ireland’s Eighth Amendment abortion referendum should not be allowed to marry in a Catholic Church, say two priests from Northern Ireland. In a letter to the Belfast Telegraph, Father Patrick McCafferty said yes voters should “get married in City Hall.” It is “dishonest to have a wedding in a church if Read more

Irish people vote Yes – abortion laws changing Comments 0

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Irish people voted on Friday to ditch the country’s strict abortion laws. The landslide result overwhelmingly supported repealing the 1983 constitutional ban on abortions. The referendum results showed that among 2.1 million votes cast, 1.4 million were in favour of repealing the Constitution’s Eighth Amendment. The Amendment says a mother and unborn child have an Read more

Abortion is both a health and a justice issue Bishops say Comments 0

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
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The New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference  (NZCBC) and its centre of bioethics, The Nathaniel Centre say that abortion is both a health and a justice issue and it should continue to be treated by the law as such. Their concern is that that making abortion purely a health issue would limit or remove the rights of the unborn Read more

Technology giants halt Ireland’s abortion referendum ads Comments 0

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Technology giants Google and Facebook have suspended all advertising about Ireland’s abortion referendum. At present voters are being asked to decide whether to repeal Ireland’s constitutional ban on most abortions. Google says protecting “election integrity” is behind their decision. Advertisements on Google-owned companies AdWords and YouTube are included in the ban. Facebook says its decision Read more

What did Pope Francis mean when he said the unborn and the poor are equally sacred? Comments 0

Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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When Pope Francis insisted that the lives of the unborn and of the poor are “equally sacred,” he was not trying to shift the focus of Catholics from fighting abortion to fighting poverty, he was trying to show they are part of the same battle, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Read more