Tag Archives: Abortion

Francis deplores ‘false compassion’ of abortion and euthanasia

Vatican Radio has released a translation of Pope Francis’s remarks Saturday to the Association of Italian Catholic doctors. In it he praises them for “implementing the teaching of the Magisterium of the Church in the field of medical ethics”, and … Continue reading

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Laying Savita to rest

This week the official investigation into the death of Savita Halappanavar, the 31-year-old dentist who died of sepsis while 17 weeks pregnant at University Hospital Galway last year, was brought to a close with the publication of the Health Information … Continue reading

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Decision not to prosecute gender-abortion doctors ‘unconstitutional’, say MPs

A cross-party coalition of 50 MPs has strongly objected to the decision by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) not to bring charges against doctors willing to abort unborn girls. (CV Comment background here; story here.) In a letter to the Daily … Continue reading

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Lessons from the vigils: why the witness must go on

In the long and what often seems to be a fruitless struggle to awaken contemporary society to the humanity of the unborn, news that the UK’s largest abortion provider will cease offering  terminations at its central London clinic is a … Continue reading

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‘People Power’ opposes Abortion in Ireland’s largest Pro-Life Rally

“Abortion debate steps up as opposing sides hold rallies” proclaimed the Irish Independent on the weekend in a piece that neglected to mention that the pro-life Unite for Life vigil was more than a hundred times larger than the tiny … Continue reading

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Standing up for Mothers and Children in Ireland

Both BBC and Ireland’s state broadcaster RTE reported this weekend that most Irish people want new legislation on abortion in Ireland, but their reports were misleading, to say the least. According to both broadcasters, 85pc of adults surveyed for the … Continue reading

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Savita: nothing in Catholic teaching prevented action to save her life

The death of Savita Halappanavar from septicaemia following a miscarriage at Galway University Hospital in Ireland on Sunday 28 October is a horrific tragedy that demands urgent and thorough investigation. It is too soon to know if inducing her labour … Continue reading

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