Posts Tagged ‘Prolife’

River has more rights than the unborn say Family First Comments 0

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Bill, which passed its third reading in Parliament last week, establishes a new legal framework for the river. Family First has taken the occasion as an opportunity to highlight the fact that the unborn child has no legal rights. They say the new law gives the Whanganui river Read more

Catholic lobbyist keynote speaker at Family Planning conference Comments 0

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

Catholic pro choice lobby not Catholic Comments 0

Friday, October 28th, 2016

The head of  A US lobby group on abortion, Catholics for Choice, is scheduled to speak at a conference in New Zealand in November.  A spokesperson for the New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops Conference, Simone Olsen, said of Catholics for Choice: “Clearly this group’s message is inconsistent with the Church’s teaching on family which seeks to protect the vulnerable and the voiceless including the unborn Read more

Town divided over abortion Comments 0

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

The abortion debate is heating up in Thames with a pro-choice group vowing to demonstrate each week alongside pro-life protesters. The demonstration is in response to a regular demonstration by pro life group Voice for Life demonstrators. Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRANZ) member Scott Summerfield said the aim of the demonstration was to support women Read more

Abortion: Family planning Association doesn’t represent interests of women Comments 0

Friday, August 5th, 2016

The Family Planning Association (FPA) is not representing the interests of women by once more calling upon the government to decriminalise abortion say Ken Orr, spokesman for Right to life. Jackie Edmond, CEO of the Family Planning Association thinks abortion should be considered as a health issue. She is calling on the government remove the Read more

Couple in Bougainville jailed after abortion Comments 0

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Leoba Devana is serving time in the jail on Buka Island, part of Papua New Guinea’s Autonomous Region of Bougainville after having an abortion. She was charged and convicted – erroneously, in the eyes of a coalition of senior medical, legal and human rights advocates in Port Moresby who have taken up her case – Read more

Family Planning says abortion system broken Comments 0

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Family Planning chief executive Jackie Edmond said the abortion law as it stands is outdated and needs fixing. She said abortions were part of a broken system as they currently fell under justice rather than the Ministry of Health. Edmonds said this when making a submission last Thursday to the Justice and Electoral select committee’s Read more

Family asks for abortion law change for underaged girls Comments 1

Friday, May 29th, 2015

National MP Chester Borrows has presented a petition to Parliament, which will now go through select committee, asking for an amendment to the Care of Children Act. The Labour Party and Family Planning say they will fight the proposed amendment. The petition was prompted by the experience of the Kieft family in Stratford in 2009. Read more

Pro life group’s Lenten campaign a prayer vigil not a protest Comments 0

Friday, February 20th, 2015

40 Days for Life prayer vigils began outside Wellington Hospital and across the road from the Auckland Medical Aid Centre (AMAC) on Ash Wednesday. The vigils are part of a worldwide Lenten campaign aimed at protecting mothers and babies from abortion. They will continue till Palm Sunday. 40 Days of Life is not a political campaign, Read more

Couple defy midwife’s abortion advice after scan Comments 0

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Marinda Brits and Norman Holleman would not have their miracle baby if they’d followed a midwife’s advice to have an abortion. The Auckland residents got devastating news in November when Brits was 21 weeks pregnant. A scan showed low amniotic fluid levels surrounding the baby boy and they were told he was dying and they’d Read more