Posts Tagged ‘Right to Life’

Belgium violated right to life in euthanasia case, European Court of Human Rights rules

Thursday, October 6th, 2022

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday ruled that Belgium failed to conduct a proper investigation into the circumstances of the 2012 euthanasia of Godelieva de Troyer on the grounds of “untreatable depression”. The court found there was a violation of Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights that everyone’s right to Read more

Right to Life names anti-euthanasia retirement homes

Thursday, August 25th, 2022
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Right to Life says it is heartened by some responses to a letter it sent to several leading New Zealand Retirement Home organisations. The letter promoted Right to Life’s euthanasia-free policy. Assisted dying became legally available in New Zealand from 7 November 2021. Of the 11 retirement organisations Right to Life targeted, Ryman Health Care, Read more

Champion of independent journalism censoring Pro Life views

Monday, May 16th, 2022
independent journalism

Pro-life group Right to Life claims its submissions to the champion of independent journalism, Scoop Media, are being muzzled. Visiting Right to Life’s media release page on Scoop reveals the independent journalism champion has published just one media release in 2021 and 2022. Right to Life estimates in this year alone they have sent Scoop Read more

Right to life petition opposes decriminalisation of abortion

Thursday, November 21st, 2019
Right to Life petition

15,407 citizens have signed a petition opposing the decriminalisation of abortion and supporting the protection for women and the unborn. Right to life organised the petition. Representatives of the Society’s executive presented it to an assembly of invited MP’s on the steps of Parliament on Wednesday. The petition opposes abortion being taken out of the Crimes Read more

Movie Unplanned makes it over the line

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

More than 140 Wellingtonians had the chance to watch the true-life film Unplanned at the Brooklyn Penthouse cinema on the 11th of November. Hosted by the Centre for Marriage and Family and the Reverence for Life Group, St Francis of Assisi, Ohariu, more than 71 tickets had to be pre-purchased to enable the screening to Read more

Embryos and fetuses are genetically unique human lives

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Catholics believe that embryos and fetuses are entitled to a place in the human family. They are, therefore, to be treated with the same respect as persons whatever their stage of development. This was was the issue highlighted in an oral submission made on to the abortion legislation select committee of the New Zealand parliament. Read more

Abortion law reform: NZ Catholic bishops call to action

Monday, August 26th, 2019

New Zealand’s parliament is debating a significant revision of the country’s abortion laws. The New Zealand Catholic bishops have sent a message to church members encouraging them to inform themselves about the issue and to take some action while the revision is under consideration. Click here to see a comparison between the existing and the proposed legislation and Read more

Abortion law changes revealed

Monday, August 5th, 2019
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On Monday, Justice Minister Andrew Little announced the details of a bill amending the abortion legislation. The bill will be voted on in a conscience vote. The first reading is likely to be on Thursday. Salient aspects of the proposed legislation Abortion is removed from the crimes act. A woman who is not more than Read more

Ardern’s concern for most vulnerable is all mouth

Monday, July 29th, 2019
culture of life

There are a small number of well-organised people, who are resisting the legal recognition of New Zealand’s most vulnerable, the unborn and their right to life. Led by Jacinda Ardern, they include the anti-feminist movement, the Family Planning Association, the Green Party, the radical left of the Labour Party, All are strident advocates for the Read more

Jacinda Ardern avoiding Official Information Act request

Monday, February 11th, 2019
culture of life

Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern has declined to answer important Official Information Act questions on public policy sent to her by Right to Life. The principle questions asked were:- Is it still your policy to retain a restriction on abortions imposed at 20 weeks gestation in the Crimes Act section 187A in your proposed legislation to Read more