Posts Tagged ‘prochoice’

Hundreds “March for Life” in Wellington

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

Eight women who have had abortions call for caution on law changes

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Eight women who have had abortions have asked the prime minister to be cautious about any changes made to the abortion law. They have written Jacinda Ardern an open letter, published on Sunday as a full-page advertisement in the Sunday Star-Times, the Herald on Sunday and in the Dominion Post on Monday. Spokesperson Barbara Hill said that it was time Read more

Prolife supporters deliver 13,285 pairs of booties to Parliament

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Both sides of the abortion debate demonstrated on Parliament’s front lawn on Wednesday. The Voice for Life prolife group laid out 13,285 pairs of baby booties on the lawn to represent the number of foetuses aborted in 2017. There was tension and some scuffles when a prochoice demonstrator started picking up handfuls of booties and Read more

No abortion changes until ‘well into next year’

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Abortion will come back into contention as Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, has promised a reform of the abortion law. However, the policy does not appear in the Labour Party’s 100-day plan. Justice Minister Andrew Little says it would be “well into next year” before any changes.said the government remained committed to modernising the law. Continue Read more

Move to ban prolife club judged unconstitutional

Monday, October 9th, 2017

A provisional decision to disaffiliate ProLife Auckland from the Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) will not proceed after legal advice found the move to be unconstitutional and void. In August, an online referendum was held that contained a double question: “Should AUSA disaffiliate the ProLife Club and ban any clubs with similar ideology from affiliating in the Read more

Ban on prolife club at university like banning books say Bishops

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops (NZCBC) have expressed concern at the decision of Auckland University’s student Association (AUSA) to ban a ProLife Club. “The Catholic Church has learned through dark periods in our own history that banning free-thinking and persecuting those with different views is a shameful and retrograde step for society,” said Bishop Patrick Read more

Tens of Thousands of pro-life supporters rally in Dublin

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Tens of thousands of of pro-life supporters took part in the annual ‘Rally for Life’ march in Dublin last week. It was organised by groups who want to preserve the Eighth Amendment. Article 40.3.3 of the Irish Constitution, known as the Eighth Amendment, was voted into the Irish Constitution by referendum in 1983. The amendment Read more

40 Days for Life – Prayers and vigils to end abortion and offer hope

Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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40 Days For Life is an internationally co-ordinated and locally run Lenten programme of prayer and fasting, community outreach and peaceful vigil. It is an effort to bring about an end to abortion and offer hope to abortion vulnerable. The vigil is coordinated by Family Life International (F.L.I), a Catholic pro-life and pro-family organisation that provides Read more

Abortion Supervisory Committee: No opinion on decriminalisation but law needs redrafting

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

On Thursday the Abortion Supervisory Committee (ASC) made its annual report to Parliament’s Justice and Electoral Committee. Dame Linda Holloway, ASC chairwoman, says the ASC held no opinion on the decriminalisation of abortion. “We believe that major reform of the Act is something for society and for Parliament.” But the committee requested a redraft of Read more

Catholic lobbyist keynote speaker at Family Planning conference

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Jon O’Brien, President of a US lobbyist organisation Catholic for Choice (CFC), was a keynote speaker at the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Conference Aotearoa New Zealand which took place at Te Papa Tongarewa, Te Whanganui-a-Tara on the weekend. The title of his presentation was “Manufacturing Stigma: How Religious Healthcare Could Damage Your Health”. Read more