Prochoice Amnesty means no choice for members 17-May-2007 Amnesty International’s board has just called for abortion to be decriminalised globally. The human rights organisation has thus abandoned its long-held ‘neutral’ policy that states: “Amnesty International takes no position on whether or not women have a right to choose to terminate unwanted pregnancies; there is no generally accepted right to abortion in international human rights law.”Amnesty branches … Read More

Amillia shows 24 weeks is too late to abort

UK Sunday Telegraph 25 Feb 07 Pressure was growing yesterday to shorten the 24-week limit on abortions. Medical experts and Church leaders say that the law is outdated and claim that medical advances would ensure the survival of as many as 2,000 foetuses aborted each year in Britain.Pictures published last week of baby Amillia Taylor, believed to be the world’s … Read More

Worst Violence is Abortion – Jim Hopkins

NZ Herald 23 Feb 07 ….. But the presence of Sue Bradford’s bill requires it to be challenged. Because it is utterly inconsistent to assert that the decision to do a violent thing before a baby is born is a matter of personal choice, but the decision to do a less violent thing after a baby is born is something … Read More

Study: Consent Laws Reduce Teen Sex

AFA Journal 17 Nov 06 (AgapePress) – According to a new study, abortion notification and consent laws actually reduce risky sexual behavior among teenagers. The finding is the result of data collected from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and examined by Jonathan Klick, Florida State University College of Law professor, and Thomas Stratmann, economics professor at George … Read More

Study shows abortion triples risk of depression

Evening Standard UK 27 Oct 06 Women who have abortions are three times as likely to suffer depression and other mental illness, it emerged yesterday. Senior doctors claim new evidence shows a clear link between abortion and mental health problems in women who previously had no history of such illness. They believe the risks are being ‘played down’ so women … Read More

UK Abortion Rate Rises Despite Wide Access to Morning-After Pill

Focus on the Family’s 30 Sept 2006 Plan B is not the answer. Abortion advocates have long claimed that full access to the so-called morning-after pill would reduce the number of abortions. But a report from Britain finds that abortions there are up despite ready access to the controversial pill.The morning-after pill became widely available in the United Kingdom … Read More

Abortion Researcher Confounded by Study

NZ Herald 5 Jan 2006 Researchers found that at age 25, 42 per cent of women in the study group who had had an abortion also experienced major depression at some stage during the past four years. This was nearly double the rate of those who had never been pregnant and 35 per cent higher than those who had chosen … Read More

Wrong to smack but right to kill?

UK Telegraph Opinion –  07/11/2004  A ban on smacking, said David Hinchcliffe, the Labour MP who led the calls for such a ban in last week’s Commons’ debate, “would criminalise hitting children to exactly the same extent as hitting adults. That is equality and children, who are far more fragile and vulnerable than us, deserve nothing less.” As it turned out, … Read More