Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

Luxon’s Christian values challenged

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021
Luxon's Christian values challenged

Asked what drives his values, when pressed the National Party’s new leader, Christopher Luxon (pictured) identifies the Christian religion. The apparent media anxiety over Luxon’s Christianity is incoherent; his four immediate predecessors Judith Collins, Todd Muller, Simon Bridges and Bill English all professed a form of Christian faith. Then adding to the incoherence is that Read more

De-baptism is gaining popularity in Italy

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Like most of his fellow Italians, Mattia Nanetti, 25, from the northern city of Bologna, grew up with the teachings and sacraments of the Catholic Church in parochial school. Even his scouting group was Catholic. But in September 2019 he decided the time had come to leave the church behind. He filled out a form Read more

Irish women benefit from a wait time before abortions

Monday, November 15th, 2021

Observers say the legally required wait time for women in the Republic of Ireland to further consider abortion plans after their initial consultation is resulting in fewer abortions being carried out. Irish law has a required three-day wait time before an initial abortion consultation and the abortion procedure. For pro-life advocates, this provision is significant. Read more

Crucial question in all those newsworthy abortion debates: When does life begin?

Thursday, October 28th, 2021
When does life begin

When does life begin? Those four words are regularly posed in the current abortion debate, so let’s scan the lines in pregnancy that have been drawn by experts — religious and secular — in the past. Pre-scientific cultures spoke of “quickening,” typically between 16 and 18 weeks, when the mother first feels the unborn child Read more

NZ abortions on the rise

Monday, October 18th, 2021
Otago Daily Times

Changes to New Zealand legislation in March 2020 has resulted in a three per cent rise in abortions. After a decade of falling numbers, the Ministry of Health says 13,246 abortions were performed last year. This number compared to 12,857 in 2019 and 16,630 in 2010. The mean age of those having an abortion last Read more

Is the Pope a communist

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

A US politician has called Pope Francis a communist a day after he met with Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi at the Vatican. Pelosi has also drawn criticism from conservative Catholics in the United States over her support for abortion rights. Read more Related Posts:Pelosi calls pope meeting ‘spiritual, personal Read more

Easy and simple abortions target Māori, Pacifika and disabled people

Monday, October 11th, 2021

With the introduction of medical abortion and fewer restrictions on who can provide them, it is now simpler and easier for New Zealanders to receive an abortion. On Saturday, Labour’s Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall announced the medications can now be prescribed by primary care practitioners, including GPs, midwives, and nurse practitioners. She Read more

New NSW Premier a man of faith

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

Dominic Perrottet (38), NSW’s premier, is a Catholic. Having a Christian faith is part of who he is and inspires him to make a difference wherever he goes, he says. Described as being a social and economic conservative, Perrottet won a NSW Liberal party room ballot on Tuesday morning. He replaces Gladys Berejiklian and will Read more

Court ruling shows just how far our abortion laws have come

Monday, October 4th, 2021
abortion laws

You may or may not have heard about a High Court case from last week – New Zealand Health Professionals’ Alliance v Attorney-General. It’s about the right of health practitioners to refuse to provide legal, proper healthcare because they object to it on moral grounds. This is so-called “conscientious objection”. But really, this case is Read more

Conservatives and liberals called to link over life issues

Thursday, September 30th, 2021
link over life issues

For Catholics who put their faith first, before anything else, there is one way – above all others – to view the life and death issues facing local communities, the nation and the world: and that is, through the lens of the Gospel and Catholic social teaching! But instead, it clearly appears that more often Read more