Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

The clamour and the silence

Thursday, September 1st, 2022
clamour and silence

We can truly feel for women who find themselves in a terrible predicament for which abortion can seem to be the only way out.  That situation is not what I am addressing in this short article. We can also sympathise with good and decent people who have become victims of a culture that is not Read more

Chris Finlayson, former Cabinet Minister, has words for Church

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

Former Cabinet minister Chris Finlayson, a practicing Catholic, is also unsparing in his critiques of the Catholic Church. Finlayson says he has vigorously chided church leaders who try to intervene in politics. On one occasion the Archbishop of Wellington, Cardinal John Dew, invited him to a picnic on Parliament’s lawn. Finlayson says Dew wanted to Read more

Pro-life panelists see unintended consequences from Dobbs decision

Monday, July 18th, 2022

Pro-life Catholics are concerned about unintended consequences from the US Supreme Court’s Dobbs v Jackson decision that overturned the 49-year old Roe v Wade ruling. Panel members who spoke at a July 14 Georgetown University forum are among them. “The Dobbs decision did not feel like any kind of victory, because I find myself concerned Read more

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh mocked at dinner

Monday, July 11th, 2022

Following reports that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh left Morton’s DC steakhouse early on Wednesday night amid protests outside, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York took issue with media coverage of the incident. “Poor guy. He left before his soufflé because he decided half the country should risk death if they have an ectopic Read more

Life begins at conception

Monday, July 4th, 2022
Life begins at conception

It’s universally accepted that life begins at conception. To quote the American College of Pediatricians: “At fertilisation, the human being emerges as a whole, genetically distinct, individuated zygotic living human organism, a member of the species Homo sapiens, needing only the proper environment in order to grow and develop. The difference between the individual in Read more

NZ immigration websites hit with thousands of American visitors

Monday, July 4th, 2022
NZ Immigration websites

NZ immigration websites have been hit by thousands of visits from US citizens since the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion law. The Court struck down a 50 year old decision (called Roe v. Wade). That decision legalised abortion on a federal basis. The upshot is individual states can now ban the procedure. Since the Supreme Read more

Biden rallies governors to promote abortion access

Monday, July 4th, 2022

In the wake of a Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v Wade, President Joe Biden met with a group of Democratic governors on Friday to discuss how to increase access to abortion and to codify abortion rights at the federal level. Various governors backed pro-abortion amendments to state constitutions, state funding for abortion, and using Read more

Pro-life rally attracts thousands in Dublin city centre

Monday, July 4th, 2022

Several thousand people gathered in Dublin city centre on Saturday for a pro-life rally. The crowds assembled at Parnell Square at lunchtime, before marching down O’Connell Street and onto Custom House Quay. The Rally For Life was the first in-person march to be held since 2019 because of Covid restrictions. Organisers said the chief aim Read more

Religious abortion-rights advocates prepare next steps

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Religious abortion-rights advocates in the US are planning their next move following the judgement against the right to abortion. One advocate is Jody Rabhan, chief policy officer for the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW). She and other members of her organisation are “absolutely devastated, shocked and angry,” she says. “This is not the end. Read more

Former National MP criticises Luxon’s abortion gagging order

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Former National MP Alfred Ngaro says MPs should be able to speak their minds on abortion after party leader Christopher Luxon effectively gagged his caucus airing views on the Roe v Wade decision. National’s socially conservative MPs have gone to ground after MP Simon O’Connor was forced to take down social media posts which leader Read more