Saturday, 21 December 2013

Spanish abortion restrictions "sincere but misguided" says SPUC

Mariano Rajoy, Spanish PM
Proposals by the Spanish government to tighten abortion laws in fulfilment of pre-election pledges demonstrate the sincerity of the politicians, but amount to misguided compromises that lack sound rational basis.

The proposed law would allow abortion when doctors decided there was a threat to the mother's health or when it was suspected or alleged that the baby was conceived in a non-consensual act.

Paul Tully, SPUC's general-secretary, told the media earlier today:
"Killing unborn children conceived in rape perpetuates the stigma of rape and punishes the wrong people. There is no rational basis for saying that babies in this situation are any different from others or deserve to be killed before birth.

The same can be said of situations where there is a threat to the mother's health. In some situations the care of children after birth may have a serious effect on the mother's health. Should we kill children in those situations?

The law should not be based on arbitrary decisions about past events or the limitations of health services, but on protection of the human person. Our awareness of the human characteristics of the unborn increases from year to year with new discoveries about the behaviour of the baby in the womb and his or her developing capacities."
Abortion poses risks to mental health, as British experience testifies, with cases like that of Emma Beck from Cornwall who committed suicide after an abortion. Physical risks to women who have supposedly safe, quasi-legal abortions are serious too. Young healthy women such as Alesha Thomas, Jessie-Maye Barlow and Manon Jones have all died in recent years from the physical aftermath of abortions. These cases may only be the tip of the iceberg. NHS numbers are not recorded for abortions, which can make it impossible to tell whether a young woman who becomes critically ill or dies has recently had an abortion.

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Friday, 20 December 2013

Irish Government to celebrate New Year Marian feast by introducing legalized abortions

The Irish Government is celebrating the feast day of the Mother of God by introducing the legalized killing of unborn children on 1st January 2014

I ask Catholics everywhere to join me in prayer that day to Our Lady, who became the Mother of God nine months before Christ was born, for the mothers, fathers, and children of Ireland on that day.

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Thursday, 19 December 2013

Civil service dedicated to implementing same-sex marriage

Chris Bryant, the leading homosexual Member of Parliament, asked recently the following question of the government:
"To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many officials in her Department are working on allowing same-sex couples to convert their civil partnerships to marriages."
Helen Grant, the responsible minister, answered:
"DCMS has approximately nine full-time equivalent policy and legal staff working on implementing the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013. The new procedures and processes required specifically for the conversion of civil partnerships into marriages are the responsibility of a number of other Departments."
This is the power of the British state at work destroying marriage and the family now that the same-sex marriage legislation has been passed by Parliament.

Rather than become despondent, however, it is a call to us to give witness to the truth about marriage. In particular, we must defend children in schools, who will be subjected to brainwashing, distortions, and political correctness. We must ensure that children receive the truth about marriage and sexuality. In this connection, readers are encouraged to apply for SPUC's question-and-answer paper on same-sex marriage and homosexuality in schools - please email me at johnsmeaton@spuc.org.uk

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Pro-abortion feminists invade Bologna cathedral in protest against rejection of Estrela report

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Pro-abortion feminists invade Bologna cathedral in protest against rejection of Estrela report
A group of pro-abortion feminists have invaded the Catholic cathedral in Bologna, Italy, to protest against the rejection by the European Parliament of the pro-abortion Estrela report. The protesters unfurled a pro-abortion banner in front of the cathedral's sanctuary. Cardinal Carlo Caffara, Bologna's archbishop, had called upon the European Parliament to reject the Estrela report. [The Eponymous Flower, 18 December]

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