Posts Tagged ‘Pro Choice’

Abortion law reform: NZ Catholic bishops call to action Comments 0

Monday, August 26th, 2019
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New Zealand’s parliament is debating a significant revision of the country’s abortion laws. The New Zealand Catholic bishops have sent a message to church members encouraging them to inform themselves about the issue and to take some action while the revision is under consideration. Click here to see a comparison between the existing and the proposed legislation and Read more

Abortion law changes revealed Comments 0

Monday, August 5th, 2019
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On Monday, Justice Minister Andrew Little announced the details of a bill amending the abortion legislation. The bill will be voted on in a conscience vote. The first reading is likely to be on Thursday. Salient aspects of the proposed legislation Abortion is removed from the crimes act. A woman who is not more than Read more

Ireland may look to NZ’s law for doctors who conscientiously object to providing abortion Comments 0

Monday, June 18th, 2018
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New Zealand’s approach to the issue of how to allow for GPs who conscientiously object to providing abortion services may provide the basis for how such services are provided in Ireland. Ireland’s National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) and their health minister Simon Harris have appeared at loggerheads after the doctors’ group said that onward referral Read more

National Party leader would be “loath” to take abortion out of the Crimes Act. Comments 0

Monday, May 28th, 2018
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National Party leader Simon Bridges says he would be “loath” to take abortion out of the Crimes Act. On Monday, Jack Tame on TVNZ and Susie Ferguson on Morning report challenged his position. Bridges said his position on abortions was that they should be “rare, safe, legal” – with an emphasis on rare. He said Read more

Abortion is both a health and a justice issue Bishops say Comments 0

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
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The New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference  (NZCBC) and its centre of bioethics, The Nathaniel Centre say that abortion is both a health and a justice issue and it should continue to be treated by the law as such. Their concern is that that making abortion purely a health issue would limit or remove the rights of the unborn Read more

600-plus March for Life in Wellington Comments 0

Monday, December 11th, 2017
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Pink and blue balloons filled Lambton Quay on Saturday when the National March for Life took place in Wellington. The family-friendly event aimed to: Celebrate life Remember the more than 500,000 pre-born babies who have been aborted since 1974 Increase public awareness of abortion, and its impact on women, families and society while highlighting the Read more

Abortion row at university torpedoes annual best club competition Comments 0

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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A row between an Auckland University anti-abortion group and a feminist group forced organisers to shut down a light-hearted student club competition and start again. Students choose the best club annually by voting with a thumbs-up symbol or ‘like’ on Facebook. The Campus Feminist Collective said it became suspicious when it saw the anti-abortion club Read more

Auckland University referendum on disaffiliating pro-life club Comments 0

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

The fate of a university anti-abortion club will be decided this week in a referendum that could see it disaffiliated. Auckland University Students Association members are now able to vote on whether the ProLife Auckland group should remain affiliated with the association. The referendum also asks whether clubs with a “similar ideology” should be banned from 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

Catholic pro choice lobby not Catholic Comments 0

Friday, October 28th, 2016

The head of  A US lobby group on abortion, Catholics for Choice, is scheduled to speak at a conference in New Zealand in November.  A spokesperson for the New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops Conference, Simone Olsen, said of Catholics for Choice: “Clearly this group’s message is inconsistent with the Church’s teaching on family which seeks to protect the vulnerable and the voiceless including the unborn Read more