Violence linked to abortion rate

NZ Herald August 14, 2008 A groundbreaking study has found that more than one in every six women who have ever been pregnant in Auckland have had an abortion. The abortion rate rises to one in every three among women of Asian ethnicity, and is also above-average for younger women and for women who have suffered domestic violence. The rate … Read More

Social factor key in abortion

The Age (Australia) June 12, 2008 MORE than 40% of women who sought information about having an abortion during an audit at the Royal Women’s Hospital last year already had at least one child. The figure, researchers say, contradicts the belief that only young women who find themselves pregnant for the first time and are not in a stable relationship … Read More

It was too easy – mother

The Press 11 June 2008 Christchurch mother Tracey Hill believes it is too easy to have an abortion. The mother of two had an abortion four years ago. “They do it wrong,” she said. “I got one doctor to sign it, and he asked, `Do you want counselling?’ And I said `no’, and that was it.” Hill, 34, said the … Read More

Judge questions legality of abortions

NZ Herald June 10, 2008 A High Court judge has ruled that the abortion law is being used more liberally than Parliament intended. In a review of the workings of the Abortion Supervisory Committee, initiated by Right To Life New Zealand, Justice Forrest Miller said there was a reason to doubt the lawfulness of many abortions. Jusice Miller was delivering … Read More

DVD urges ‘crisis’ mums to see adoption as answer

NZ Herald May 15, 2008 Women in “crisis” pregnancies are being encouraged to consider adopting their babies out, as latest figures show adoptions have hit a 30-year low. The fall in adoptions has been matched by an increase in abortions, which is cited alongside the domestic purposes benefit and the acceptance of single motherhood as reasons for the drop-off. The … Read More

Girls may get morning after pill for free

NZ Herald May 06, 2008 Girls may be given free access to the emergency contraceptive pill at their local Auckland pharmacies in a bid to reduce teen pregnancies and abortions. The medicine can already be sold by many pharmacists without a doctor’s prescription, including to girls without parental consent. An Auckland District Health Board committee will tomorrow consider a staff … Read More

Abortion could harm your mental health

MercatorNet  19 March 2008  After 40 years and 6.6 million abortions British psychiatrists say there could be harmful psychological effects. It is being hailed in Britain as a major breakthrough in professional attitudes to abortion. Last weekend the Royal College of Psychiatrists issued a statement acknowledging that induced abortion may harm a woman’s mental health and advising professionals to assess … Read More

Royal college warns abortions can lead to mental illness

Times Online (UK) 16 March 2008  Women may be at risk of mental health breakdowns if they have abortions, a medical royal college has warned. The Royal College of Psychiatrists says women should not be allowed to have an abortion until they are counselled on the possible risk to their mental health. This overturns the consensus that has stood for … Read More

Survival of early babies ‘doubles’ (UK)

UK Telegraph 01 Feb 2008 The abortion debate is reignited today as figures show that survival rates of babies born very prematurely have doubled in the past 20 years. By the late 1990s 71 per cent of babies born between 22 and 25 weeks’ gestation survived. A study at one of Britain’s top neonatal units found that one third of babies born … Read More

Australian Medical Expert Advocates Baby Tax to Offset “Greenhouse Gas” Emissions

Calls Parents of Large Families “Polluters” and Hints that Australia should Adopt One Child Policy LifeSiteNews.com December 11, 2007 The Medical Journal of Australia has published a widely-publicized article by a medical professor advocating draconian taxation for parents who have more than two children, in order to offset the carbon emissions the child is likely to generate and contribute to … Read More