Posts Tagged ‘pro life movement’

Euthanasia in Belgium

Friday, September 25th, 2015

On January 17, 2015, PBS aired a chilling documentary about the physician-assisted suicide of a healthy, thirty-four-year-old Belgian woman suffering from depression. The film opens with shots of Eva, in sweat pants and a T-shirt, petting her affectionate Labrador as she greets the youthful Dr. Van Hoey at her home. “Let’s get on with this,” Read more

Conservatives concerned by Pope’s Synod appointees

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Conservative commentators are expressing concern about the makeup of the additional 45 Synod members personally selected by the Pope. They are suggesting that “conservative” bishops have been excluded while more “progressive” ones have found favour. The archbishop of Wellington, Cardinal John Dew, has been identified by these bloggers as being on the “progressive” side. Two Read more

Each abortion is a death

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

In November 2013, the campaign group Abortion Rights announced their first-ever student conference. It was, they explained, in response to ‘many student unions reporting increased anti-choice activity on campuses’. Societies such as Oxford Students for Life, which I’ve been part of for the last couple of years, don’t tend to think of themselves as ‘anti-choice’, Read more

Cardinal Dew’s appointments cause pro life coalition concern

Friday, May 1st, 2015

The international coalition Voice of the Family has expressed serious concern about the appointment of Cardinal John Dew as a member the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples and the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, which are two dicasteries of the Holy See. Voice of the Family is an initiative of Catholic laity from major pro-life/pro-family organisations around Read more

Centre for Life opens for business

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

A New Dunedin Catholic ”crisis pregnancy centre” is training staff and overwhelmed with support. Co-ordinator Frank Fischer (42), of Dunedin, said the centre, run by the Family Life International John Paul II Centre for Life, was training staff to be ready for its first clients – troubled pregnant women seeking assistance. Continue reading  

NZ documentary on a mothers prolife choice screened world-wide

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

A Lower Hutt woman, faced with the choice of aborting her fatally deformed baby or carrying him to full term, decided to give life a chance. Now a documentary on a mothers prolife choice has been picked up by Al-Jazeera’s English language channel and screened worldwide in up to 80 million homes. The documentary on Claudia Read more

Mobile units for euthanasia in Holland: kill people in their own homes

Friday, December 16th, 2011

‘Just before Christmas,  the Dutch announced that they are considering mobile units to kill people in their own homes. 1,000 of the 4,000 euthanasia deaths in Holland each year are now done without the patient’s consent,’ writes Lord Alton. The New Year is ushered in by Father Time, who derives from the Greek God Chronos, more Read more