Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

United Nations new Secretary General against abortion, marriage equality and gay rights Comments 0

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

United Nations new Secretary General Antonio Guterres’s appointment is not everyone’s choice. The ninth man to lead the UN in its 71-year history has drawn opposition from gay rights and women’s groups. Guterres will replace Ban Ki-moon when he retires at the end of December. The devout Catholic is against abortion, marriage equality and gay Read more

Pro lifers launch a petition to support their right of free speech Comments 0

Friday, October 14th, 2016

An online petition has been launched by a pro life group asking the Thames Coromandel District Council to (TCDC) ensure the continued right of citizens to exercise free speech and free assembly. For the last five years, Voice for Life (VFL) has been meeting for an hour on Friday morning outside the Thames Hospital when abortions are Read more

Polands total abortion ban – thousands of women go on strike Comments 0

Friday, October 7th, 2016
Polands total abortion ban - thousands of women strike

Polands total abortion ban proposal roused thousands of Polish women to take to the streets in protest this week. The “Black Monday” protesters wore black and waved black flags. Along with many men,they boycotted jobs and classes as part of a nationwide strike. The mainly Catholic country already has one of Europe’s most restrictive abortion Read more

Adoption arranged for Zika babies Comments 0

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Adoption not abortion is available for Zika virus-affected babies in Jamaica. Kingston’s Archbishop Kenneth Richards says Jamaica must preserve its humanity by respecting life. It must not give way to abortion. Dr. Dayton Campbell, a member of Parliament, has been pushing to make abortion available for babies with microcephaly. Abortion is illegal in Jamaica except Read more

Assisting with abortion an obstacle to ordination Comments 0

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Assisting with abortion  – even for former non-Catholics – is an obstacle to ordination. According to the National Catholic Reporter, the Vatican published the ruling on Thursday after Pope Francis approved the interpretation of church law during a Pontifical Council in May. The Catholic Church considers the sanctity of life “so absolute” that the new Read more

St Teresa of Kolkata: pro-life and pro-poverty Comments 0

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

St Teresa of Kolkata may have just been made a saint but she has some strong adversaries. Some, like Christopher Hichens who once described her as “a lying, thieving Albanian dwarf”, say she  was no friend of the poor but a friend of poverty. To others – both Catholic and otherwise, she  “… was a Read more

Abortions on babies with cleft palates have tripled in England Comments 0

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Abortions of British babies with cleft palates has tripled in just four years as would-be parents rely on ultrasound scans to get advance warning of health problems and thousands of others are aborted because of various disabilities. New government data indicate while four unborn babies were aborted in 2011 because they had cleft palates, 11 Read more

Greens say banning abortion protests worth thinking about Comments 2

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Green MP Jan Logie says it is worth debating whether New Zealand should ban protests around abortion clinics, similar to those enforced in some Australian states. In the Australian states of Tasmania and Victoria, filming, intimidation and protests are banned within 150m of abortion centres. In New South Wales, a bill to provide a 150m Read more

Abortion and Catholic voting duties Comments 1

Friday, August 12th, 2016
charles camosy abortion

Carl Anderson, leader of the Knights of Columbus, is undeniably a polarizing figure. Directing what he calls “the strong right arm” of the Church, he is a champion for many conservative Catholics for many of the same reasons the Catholic left considers him deeply problematic. One major, longstanding reason for such polarization is his prioritization Read more

Town divided over abortion Comments 0

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

The abortion debate is heating up in Thames with a pro-choice group vowing to demonstrate each week alongside pro-life protesters. The demonstration is in response to a regular demonstration by pro life group Voice for Life demonstrators. Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRANZ) member Scott Summerfield said the aim of the demonstration was to support women Read more