Posts Tagged ‘Pro-Life’

The supermarket trolley spawns hundreds of childhood injuries

Monday, May 6th, 2024
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A mother whose infant just missed serious injury in a supermarket trolley is warning other parents to be extra vigilant. She hadn’t realised there was a safety strap on the trolley so didn’t use it. Her infant was saved from falling out – in the nick of time – by a staff member. Many injuries Read more

Manila archbishop calls to ‘rethink’ pro-life strategy

Thursday, February 22nd, 2024

It’s time to ‘rethink’ our pro-life strategy says Cardinal Jose Advincula. We need to re-evaluate the strategy in a different way, using new approaches that refrain from further judgment and condemnation. During the Mass for this year’s “Walk for Life” on Saturday, Advincula – who is the head of Manila’s Catholic Church – spoke of Read more

What does respect life really mean?

Thursday, August 24th, 2023
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Before backing a law banning abortion in Texas altogether, Gov. Greg Abbott propelled a 2021 measure banning abortion after a heartbeat has been detected, saying he “would protect the life of every child with a heartbeat.” He happens to be Catholic. So why did Abbott put razor wire and a floating barrier in the Rio Read more

Woman with Down syndrome challenges abortion law at EU Human Rights Court

Monday, May 22nd, 2023
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A woman with Down syndrome is fighting the UK abortion law at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Heidi Crowter says the current legislation discriminates against people with disabilities. It allows abortion up to birth if the foetus has a condition such as Down syndrome. “I am taking this case to Strasbourg because it Read more

Luxon’s dilemma: when politics and morals don’t match

Monday, July 4th, 2022
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The US Supreme Court’s recent ruling to throw out Roe v Wade is an issue of relevance to political leaders in Aotearoa New Zealand. The decision was met with enthusiasm by those opposed to abortion here, including opposition National MP for Tāmaki Simon O’Connor. Pro-choice groups such as Abortion Rights Aotearoa (ALRANZ) expressed alarm, not 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

Pro-life is more than opposing abortion

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Anti-abortion activists have been told being pro-life involves many issues that can threaten life. It’s not just about abortion. It’s about easy access to guns, poverty and rising maternity mortality. “Being for life always, for example, means being concerned if the mortality rates of women due to motherhood increase,” wrote Andrea Tornielli in his Vatican Read more

Abortion pill reversal service expands

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Many women take the abortion pill and then change their minds, says Russian physician Alexey Fokin. He and his team will help any woman seeking help. Many are asking. “We help all women including Muslims, atheists, and others,” he says. “I know that human life begins from conception and I believe that new life is Read more

Narrow squeak – last minute extreme abortion law amendments withdrawn

Monday, July 12th, 2021

Catholic Bishops of England and Wales are relieved two extreme abortion bills were withdrawn the day they were to be put to the vote in parliament. The bills were included in the UK Government’s flagship Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. If passed in a vote on Monday this week, the proposed New Clause 55 Read more

The abortion fight has never been about just Roe v. Wade

Monday, May 24th, 2021
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This week, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could result in the overruling of Roe v. Wade. The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, involves a Mississippi law that bans abortion starting at the 15th week of pregnancy. Significantly, the statute draws the line before fetal viability—the point at which Read more