Posts Tagged ‘Pro-Life’

We will help any pregnant woman, says cardinal Comments 0

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Any pregnant woman – regardless of her faith, marriage or immigration status – can ask Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York for help. He emphasised his willingness to help after New York State’s Reproductive Health Act 2019 legalised abortions for any reason up to birth. The public outcry after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Read more

Hundreds “March for Life” in Wellington Comments 0

Monday, December 10th, 2018
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A number of pro-life organisations joined forces in a March for life in Wellington on Saturday. The march comes after a Labour-led Government’s proposal to remove abortion from the Crimes Act, as well as a Law Commission report into the topic earlier this year. It’s the second year the March for Life has been held Read more

The coming battle to overturn Roe v Wade Comments 0

Thursday, July 5th, 2018
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This has been a heady week for the pro-life movement. First, the Supreme Court handed down a favorable decision in NIFLA v. Becerra, agreeing that pro-life crisis-pregnancy centers shouldn’t have to post information about abortion. Then, Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Court’s long-time conservative swing vote, announced his retirement. This has opened the way to what Read more

You can’t be pro-life and against immigrant children Comments 0

Monday, July 2nd, 2018
Pro life

What does pro-life, pro-family really mean? The idea behind that phrase has long been an important organizing principle for pro-life groups like Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council. For many who work for these organizations — or who vote for candidates endorsed by them — being “pro-life, pro-family” is not a euphemism Read more

Irish vote shows need for new pro-life strategy Comments 0

Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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The overwhelming vote in Ireland in favor of allowing access to abortion shows that the pro-life movement needs a new strategy. Trying to preserve anti-abortion laws or trying to reverse the legalization of abortion is simply not working. In almost every country where abortion has been on the ballot, abortion has won. Rarely have pro-choice Read more

We need a new pro-life movement built on social justice Comments 0

Monday, May 28th, 2018
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On the first day of class, each of us seated in the medium-sized lecture hall shared why we had decided to pursue a master’s in public health and what we intended to do with the degree. Most students talked about wanting to work for clinics in underserved communities or for humanitarian programs abroad. However, one 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

Godmothers for Life Comments 0

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Godmothers for Life is a not-for-profit organis from Uraguay. It has been serving mothers in crisis pregnancies for more than 17 years. Offering talks, one-on-one conversations, and job training, the “godmothers” help vulnerable mothers face their pregnancies with dignity and hope, and not to see abortion as the only way out of their situation. Read Read more

What unborn babies know, and when they know it Comments 0

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Last week Stacy Trasancos wrote a commentary piece for the Register called “The Pain Unborn Children Feel.” In contrast to the dogmatism on this subject often seen on both sides of the abortion debate, Stacy was careful not to claim too much. And as early as 20 weeks they are able to recoil from stressors and Read more

How Pope Francis reframes the politics of being ‘pro-life’ Comments 0

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Not that long ago conservative politicians in the United States could get away with touting their “pro-life” bona fides solely because of their opposition to abortion. Political leaders on the right who slashed safety nets for the poor, denied climate change and made life harder for pregnant women rarely felt any real heat from bishops, never mind Read more