Posts Tagged ‘abortion bill’

Pro-life leaders defend their opposition to 1989 Mulroney-era abortion bill

by Peter Baklinski TORONTO, November 22, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Recently declassified federal cabinet documents reveal why Canada’s pro-life movement vehemently opposed the Mulroney government’s 1989 Bill C-43 that proposed to re-criminalize abortion but would have, according to pro-lifers at the time,…

Ireland’s abortion bill the result of 40 years of bad moral theology: priest/professor

by Hilary White DUBLIN, July 26, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The success of the Fine Gael/Labour Party abortion bill is due to the failure of the Catholic Church in Ireland to coherently and robustly present its teachings, a leading Irish moral theologian has said. According to Fr. Vincent Twomey, abortion has been…

Irish politician reportedly kicked off committee for proposing changes to abortion bill

by Hilary White DUBLIN, July 19, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An independent TD has said he was kicked off a parliamentary health committee for wanting to make small changes to the abortion bill. Denis Naughten, the TD, who left Fine Gael in 2011, told media outlets on Friday that he was “saddened” to…

North Carolina GOP governor: I’ll sign House’s watered-down version of abortion bill, not Senate’s

by Ben Johnson CHARLOTTE, NC, July 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The governor of North Carolina has announced he will sign a House bill increasing health regulations on abortion facilities in his state, as long as they were not aimed at “further limiting access” to abortion-on-demand. The Republican-controlled…

Irish abortion vote delayed until Thursday, but expected to pass with large majority

by Hilary White DUBLIN, July 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After a tense all-night debate in the Irish parliament, legislators have postponed the vote that was expected to have passed the government’s abortion bill on to the Senate on Wednesday. In what is likely the Prime Minister’s first concession…

60,000 rally against abortion bill in Dublin as minister offers ‘meaningless’ amendment

by Hilary White DUBLIN, July 8, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With some 60,000 participants, the All Ireland Rally for Life, held in Dublin on Saturday, was the largest pro-life event in Irish history, organisers have said. Participants expressed their opposition to the government’s proposed abortion bill, and…

Irish parliament passes abortion bill on to committee: pro-life groups vow electoral consequences

by Hilary White DUBLIN, July 3, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The first vote on the abortion bill in the Irish legislature has overwhelmingly passed the bill on to its next phase. In a vote of 138–24, Irish TDs agreed that abortion should be made legal, through all nine months of pregnancy, if the mother threatens…

Irish abortion bill will end lives to promote false “right”

by Fr. Shenan Boquet June 25, 2013 (hliworldwatch.org) This is how crazy the situation has become in Ireland. The abortion bill that is nearing a vote on the Emerald Isle is being pushed by politicians who promised not to do what they are now doing. OK, maybe this is not shocking anymore. But the bill is being sold…

New Yorkers Welcome Defeat of Abortion Bill

Here is a statement from the New York State Catholic Conference, which represents the Bishops of New York State in public policy matters: The failure of a last-ditch hostile amendment to try to effect passage of the Abortion Expansion Act is a remar…

Irish MPs try to force conscience vote on abortion bill

by Hilary White DUBLIN, June 14, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of Fine Gael TDs are attempting to force their party leader and Prime Minister to allow a conscience vote on Ireland’s impending abortion bill. Enda Kenny has pushed the bill forward in opposition to the expert evidence presented by the consultation,…

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