Posts Tagged ‘pro life movement’

Controversy over abortion clinic safe zones heats up

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Creating safe zones around abortion clinics is unnecessary according to pro-life groups. The Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion (Safe Areas) Amendment Bill, in the name of Labour MP, Louisa Wall, (pictured) will make it illegal for pro-life protesters to wait outside clinics. The Bill will create a 150-metre perimeter outside healthcare services. Within this area, no Read more

Abortion law change does not change hearts and minds

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
abortion law change

The New Zealand Parliament has passed legislation which has removed abortion from the Crimes Act. It also removes the legal test for the procedure up until 20 weeks. The New Zealand Catholic Bishops are deeply disappointed with the abortion law changes. “This Bill totally ignores the fact that there are always at least two human Read more

ASA: No grounds for complaint about pro-life billboard

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

The NZ Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected a complaint by Terry Bellamak about a pro-life billboard. Bellamak is the head of the Abortion Law Reform Association of NZ (ALRANZ). Bellamak submitted an official complaint calling Voice For Life’s (VFL) billboard (pictured above) on Cuba Street in Wellington “offensive” and claiming that it violated rules around ‘social Read more

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

Monday, June 18th, 2018

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

Abortion row at university torpedoes annual best club competition

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
club competition

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

A civilised nation does not kill babies

Monday, February 13th, 2017
link over life issues

What a sight! Over 25 times from the top of Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., I have seen a sea of people marching to proclaim the dignity of unborn human life, and how death-dealing abortion sends the unholy message that some human beings are disposable. And the latest March for Life (Jan. 27) was equally Read more

Pro lifers launch a petition to support their right of free speech

Friday, October 14th, 2016

An online petition has been launched by a pro life group asking the Thames Coromandel District Council to (TCDC) ensure the continued right of citizens to exercise free speech and free assembly. For the last five years, Voice for Life (VFL) has been meeting for an hour on Friday morning outside the Thames Hospital when abortions are Read more

Ending life – let the Family Court make the decision.

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Sir Geoffrey, a former prime minister and well respected lawyer has suggested family court judges rather than doctors should make any final decision when it come to ending a person’s life. However, ACT Party leader David Seymour said there was no need for its inclusion in his bill to legalise assisted suicide. The bill is Read more

The miracle of life

Friday, May 6th, 2016
COVID Vaccines

I experienced a miracle! A few days ago, I held in my arms my first grandbaby – newly born Faith Annmarie. Thank God she’s healthy and perfectly formed. And as I was looking at her, I reflected how wonderfully she is made – arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, toes, eyes, mouth, nose, ears, as well Read more

Abortion: out of sight, out of mind

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Due to the blizzard that hit the mid-Atlantic, my bus never made it to the 43rd March for Life in Washington, D.C. But thousands of others were able to brave the snow and wind to witness to the dignity of unborn human life, and to protest the gravely immoral practice of legal abortion in the Read more