Pope Francis on Saturday, May 25, restated that abortion is always unacceptable, even when the foetus is gravely sick or most likely to die. He compared abortion to the same as hiring a 'hitman'. The speech was made by the Pope while addressing a conference sponsored by the Vatican on anti-abortion. Pope Francis said that the opposition to abortion isn't a religious issue but a human one. "Is it legitimate to kill human life to resolve a problem? Is it licit to hire a contract killer to resolve a problem?" he asked. The pope also condemned the decision to abort on the basis of prenatal diagnosis. "Human beings are never incompatible with life". He said that every child is a gift that changes the history of a family and this child needs to be welcomed, loved and cared for. And in certain cases where the child is destined to die at birth also deserves medical attention, adding that the parents also need support for this, so that they don't feel isolated. Pope Francis has spoken out … [Read more...] about Pope Francis condemns abortion, equates it to hiring a hitman
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WASHINGTON: American evangelicals have high hopes that the US Supreme Court, with its newfound conservative majority, will be tempted to chip away at its historic decision to legalize abortion.Forty-six years after its landmark Roe v Wade decision, the high court is at the heart of a heated offensive led by states with conservative majorities who oppose the voluntary termination of pregnancy.This week alone, Alabama passed a law banning women from having an abortion even in cases of incest or rape and the Missouri legislature made illegal abortions from eight weeks of pregnancy. Both states have vowed to prosecute doctors who perform the procedure.Georgia, Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky, Iowa and North Dakota have enacted laws banning abortion from the moment a fetal heartbeat is detected, around six weeks of gestation, before most women know they are pregnant.All of these laws flagrantly go against Roe v Wade, which guarantees women's rights to abortion as long as the fetus is not viable … [Read more...] about Will the US Supreme Court reconsider abortion rights?
By Rob Ferguson Queen's Park Bureau Mon., May 13, 2019 Premier Doug Ford says his Progressive Conservative MPPs are welcome to “speak their mind” but emphasized the provincial government is not touching the abortion issue. “I don’t dictate to anyone what their beliefs are,” Ford said Monday when asked by the NDP if he supports the views of three of his members — including Sam Oosterhoff of Niagara West — who spoke at an anti-abortion rally in front of the legislature on Thursday. “Can any of my members speak their mind? Yes, they can speak their mind, because not everyone in this legislature thinks the same,” the premier added. “We have a big tent there,” Ford continued, referring to the PC party. “We are not — I’m going to repeat — we are not reopening any abortion issues here in this legislature. It’s very simple.” Oosterhoff stood up with fellow Conservative … [Read more...] about Doug Ford says abortion issue won’t be reopened
By Rebecca Thomas For Star Halifax Sun., May 12, 2019 HALIFAX—The state of Georgia just signed House Bill 481 which would make abortion illegal after six weeks into pregnancy, or once a fetal heartbeat is detected; a time frame in which many women have to yet to find out they are pregnant. This kind of bill is otherwise known as a “Heartbeat Bill.” As a woman who has always been vehemently pro-choice, this kind of bill meant to single-handedly control and regulate women’s bodies makes me so angry, I have a hard time finding the words to describe it. That being said, I think it’s time I find some. Hi. My name is Rebecca and this is my abortion story. When I was 22, my then-boyfriend-now-husband got me pregnant. Contrary to what many folks think, the birth control pill is not 100 per cent effective. It is even less effective when taken inconsistently. Being the daughter of a physician, I had very clear directions to ensure I was … [Read more...] about Hi. My name is Rebecca and this is my abortion story
By Rob Ferguson Queen's Park Bureau Thu., May 9, 2019 Premier Doug Ford scrambled to quell controversy over his government’s position on abortion after one of his MPPs told hundreds of protesters on the front lawn of the legislature Thursday that it’s time to make the termination of pregnancies “unthinkable.” The premier, who had ducked opposition questions on whether the views of Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff reflect the position of the Progressive Conservative government, released a statement later in the day clarifying his administration’s stance. “The Ontario PC Party is a big tent. We welcome members from a wide variety of backgrounds and beliefs,” wrote the premier, who courted social conservatives to win the party leadership last year when he questioned why teens need parental consent notes to go on school trips but not to get abortions. “The government will not re-open the abortion debate,” he … [Read more...] about Ford says his government ‘will not re-open the abortion debate’