Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

Dishonesty and the abortion debate Comments 0

Monday, December 9th, 2019

In 1956, two American physicians, J. A. Presley and W. E. Brown, colleagues at the University of Arkansas School of Medicine, decided four recent admissions to their hospital were significant enough to warrant a published report. “Lysol-Induced Criminal Abortion” appeared in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. It describes four women who were admitted to the Read more

NZ’s bevy of referenda could intensify an already growing culture war Comments 0

Monday, December 2nd, 2019
referenda

Next year New Zealand will hold public referenda to decide whether to legalise assisted suicide and recreational marijuana. Separately, parliament is considering a bill that would decriminalise abortion. Simultaneously tackling all three could “foster an already growing culture war in New Zealand,” said Bryce Edwards, a political commentator and lecturer at Victoria University in Wellington. Read more

Democratic candidates: Protecting abortion is ‘what we do and what we stand for’ Comments 0

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Democratic presidential candidates struggled to respond when asked if pro-life politicians have a place in the party during a debate on Wednesday night. The candidates, however, did pledge their support for abortion and exhorted voters to do the same. “I believe that abortion rights are human rights. I believe that they are also economic rights,” Read more

Catholic deselected as UK election candidate Comments 0

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

The Liberal Democrat (Lib Dem) Party, UK, deselected Robert Flello, a practising Catholic as an election candidate. Just 36 hours beforehand Flello was announced as the Lib Dem candidate for the Stoke-on-Trent South constituency. The Party concluded his values diverged for theirs. The British media report that Flello’s views on abortion and same-sex marriage are Read more

Right to life petition opposes decriminalisation of abortion Comments 0

Thursday, November 21st, 2019
Right to Life petition

15,407 citizens have signed a petition opposing the decriminalisation of abortion and supporting the protection for women and the unborn. Right to life organised the petition. Representatives of the Society’s executive presented it to an assembly of invited MP’s on the steps of Parliament on Wednesday. The petition opposes abortion being taken out of the Crimes Read more

Parliament groans under the weight of difficult social lawmaking Comments 0

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

This government has had more knotty and divisive social issues to deal with than many others. Within months of its first sitting, it was voting on not one, but two medicinal cannabis bills and things only became more complicated from there. Euthanasia, abortion, and drug reform followed. Continue reading Related Posts:Medicinal cannabis products available without Read more

Movie Unplanned makes it over the line Comments 0

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

More than 140 Wellingtonians had the chance to watch the true-life film Unplanned at the Brooklyn Penthouse cinema on the 11th of November. Hosted by the Centre for Marriage and Family and the Reverence for Life Group, St Francis of Assisi, Ohariu, more than 71 tickets had to be pre-purchased to enable the screening to Read more

Has denying Communion lost its political luster? Comments 0

Monday, November 11th, 2019

When Catholic bishops threatened to deny Communion to then-presidential candidate John Kerry in 2004 over his abortion stance, the ensuing media frenzy was described as “haunting” the Democrat’s campaign for months. But this year, when Vice President Joe Biden was denied Communion at a Catholic church in South Carolina for roughly the same reasons, coverage Read more

Communion should be personal, not political Comments 0

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Joe Biden is a proud Catholic. He carries a rosary to remember his late son Beau, and as recent headlines show, he attends Mass even during a grueling campaign. But when the former vice president presented himself for Communion at St. Anthony Catholic Church in South Carolina on Sunday (Oct. 27), a priest denied him Read more