Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

40 Days for Life – Prayers and vigils to end abortion and offer hope Comments 0

Thursday, March 30th, 2017
40 days for life

40 Days For Life is an internationally co-ordinated and locally run Lenten programme of prayer and fasting, community outreach and peaceful vigil. It is an effort to bring about an end to abortion and offer hope to abortion vulnerable. The vigil is coordinated by Family Life International (F.L.I), a Catholic pro-life and pro-family organisation that provides Read more

Speaking to parents of children with Down’s syndrome Comments 0

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

The day after Samantha was born, her mother Margaret was told she had Down’s syndrome. “After the doctors left my bed I held my baby tight and prayed to Our Lady and said I would always take care of her. “They were very negative in the hospital, telling us she probably wouldn’t live past 21 Read more

River has more rights than the unborn say Family First Comments 0

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Bill, which passed its third reading in Parliament last week, establishes a new legal framework for the river. Family First has taken the occasion as an opportunity to highlight the fact that the unborn child has no legal rights. They say the new law gives the Whanganui river Read more

Bolivia’s bishops blast abortion proposal Comments 0

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Bolivia’s bishops conference is  begging everyone “to defend the right to life”. They say this right is seriously threatened  by current proposals to abort infants. If accepted, four proposals could end life during the infant’s first eight weeks; five other proposals could abort the child at any time during the pregnancy. Some of the reasons Read more

Canadian Cardinal roasts Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Comments 0

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Canadian Cardinal Thomas Collins has given Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a roasting over his Liberal Government’s CAD $650 million abortion fund. Trudeau announced last week his government would spend the money (equating to about NZD$700 million) over three years. The fund will be used to provide abortion and other services in the developing world. These Read more

Abortion Supervisory Committee: No opinion on decriminalisation but law needs redrafting Comments 0

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

On Thursday the Abortion Supervisory Committee (ASC) made its annual report to Parliament’s Justice and Electoral Committee. Dame Linda Holloway, ASC chairwoman, says the ASC held no opinion on the decriminalisation of abortion. “We believe that major reform of the Act is something for society and for Parliament.” But the committee requested a redraft of Read more

Lines drawn on abortion law reform Comments 0

Monday, March 13th, 2017

The Abortion Supervisory Committee has recommended an update of New Zeleand’s  abortion laws. Prime Minister Bill English disagrees. On the other hand Labour leader, Andrew Little believes reform is necessary as does his newly elected deputy, Jacinda Ardern. On TVNZ’s Q & A programme on Sunday morning English told interviewer Corrin Dann that he is Read more

Pontifical Academy of Sciences defends consultation with abortion advocates Comments 0

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

The Pontifical Academy of Sciences has outraged some because of the speaker line-up at this week’s closed-door workshop on “how to save the natural world”. Among those invited to the Vatican workshop were leading population control advocates, including Paul Ehrlich. Ehrlich is well known for his forced abortion and mass sterilization beliefs. His presentation was Read more

Jane Roe, legal abortion, and a change of heart Comments 0

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

When Flip Benham opened an office of his antiabortion group next door to an abortion clinic that employed Norma McCorvey, the two saw each other through the cliches of their respective ideologies. McCorvey, also known as “Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade, saw Benham’s group as “vicious, mean-spirited, fire-breathing, sanctimonious, self-righteous, bigoted hypocrites,” she would Read more

Pharmacists religious views on abortion pills ignored Comments 0

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Pharmacists religious views on medications that cause abortions (called abortifacients are being overruled in the UK. The “conscience clause” where pharmacists could refer customers wanting  abortifacients to other pharmacies will change on 1 May. The proposed 1 May changes to standards  could discriminate against those who personal or religious beliefs are against these drugs. The Read more