Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

Abortion question may be decided politically, real test is a moral one

Monday, June 27th, 2022

The late Cardinal John O’Connor of New York often said women who had abortions were “invincibly ignorant” — they did not understand what they were doing. He blamed the bishops for not teaching convincingly. The question of abortion may be decided politically, but the real test is if morality is taught. The Supreme Court’s decision Read more

A devout Catholic president

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Pro-lifers in the United States are calling out devout Catholic President Joe Biden for his response to the US Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision. While the decision – that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion – is in tune with the Catholic view, the Catholic president lamented the ruling Read more

On Roe v Wade and the media frenzy

Monday, May 30th, 2022
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On May 2, someone leaked the first draft of a US Supreme Court decision proposing that the historic ruling in the case Roe v Wade be reversed. Justice Samuel Alito’s draft decision, if adopted, would mean American women no longer had a constitutional right to abortion. The reaction was immediate and frenzied. The overwhelmingly left-liberal Read more

Archbishop Cordileone barred Nancy Pelosi from Communion. Why?

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

On May 20, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said in a public statement that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, a life-long Catholic, will be barred from Communion in her home diocese of San Francisco. Gloria Purvis, the host of America Media’s “The Gloria Purvis Podcast,” spoke to the archbishop about his decision. Gloria Purvis: With all Read more

Roe v Wade: Do we really honour motherhood?

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

For many Catholic adults who oppose abortion today, the pro-life movement was our real introduction to moral philosophy. Maybe we attended prayer vigils with our families in grade school or high school, or maybe we just read news magazines and argued with kids on the school bus. Either way, the questions surrounding abortion opened our Read more

Biden’s true colours show through

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

In direct contradiction to the tenets of the Catholic faith he identifies with, President Joe Biden supports abortion. The Catholic Church catechism teaches abortion is a grave evil that destroys a human person with inherent dignity and worth. Biden doesn’t accept that view. In a statement about a leaked document suggesting the Supreme Court will Read more

Nearly half of all pregnancies are unintended

Monday, April 4th, 2022

Nearly half of all pregnancies, totalling 121 million each year throughout the world, are unintended. For the women and girls affected, the most life-altering reproductive choice—whether or not to become pregnant—is no choice at all, explains the State of World Population 2022 report, released today by UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Read more

Abortion pill reversal treatment permitted

Thursday, March 10th, 2022

A Catholic doctor who was banned last year from offering “abortion pill reversal treatment” to women who wished to keep their babies is now permitted to offer the treatment. Dr Dermot Kearney, a hospital cardiologist and a past president of the UK’s Catholic Medical Association, was last year the subject of a complaint about his Read more

New telehealth service will remove barriers to accessing abortion

Thursday, February 24th, 2022

The Government is fully funding a national telehealth abortion service in an effort to remove barriers for those seeking an abortion. The free service will focus on enabling people to access early medical abortions and will include information, advice, referrals, counselling and consultations with health practitioners, giving women a free and flexible option. The national Read more

The Safe Areas Bill should be seen for what it is

Thursday, February 17th, 2022
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The so-called Safe Areas Bill will have its second reading in Parliament today. (Written on 15 February) It’s a brazen attack on freedom of speech and the right to protest, made more offensive by the fact that some of the MPs who support it cut their political teeth exercising that same right. The Bill, sponsored Read more