By continuing to browse our site, you are consenting to the use of cookies. Click here for more information on the cookies we use.


Defending life
from conception to natural death


24 February 2005

24 February 2005

24 February 2005 An Australian Liberal MP has raised the issue of post-abortion trauma, calling for women to receive proper counselling and information when considering an abortion.

Danna Vale MP said that she believes in 'a woman's right to choice' but added: "Some of the evidence that's coming to me is that there is post-abortion depression and that's a real concern.They didn't realise and they weren't properly informed, and the counsellors were actually employed by the abortion provider.It's a conflict of interest."

[, 24 February ] The chairman of the Bishops' Conference of the Philippines has described a population control bill as 'unjust, arbitrary and unreasonable', Asia News reports.

The "two-child policy" bill, which was approved by a Filipino Congress committee, will involve health workers conducting house-to-house surveys on birth control methods used and, according to Archbishop Capalla, "imposes fines and imprisonment for parents, spouses, and health professionals who impede 'sexual and reproductive rights' [i.e. a euphemism for contraception and abortion]."

[Asia News, 22 February ] The parents of Terri Schiavo have begun a 24-hour prayer vigil outside the hospice where she lives, joined by dozens of campaigners.

A pro-life lawmaker has filed a bill requiring doctors to presume that an incapacitated patient would not want to be deprived of food and fluids if they have not stated otherwise through an advanced directive.

In a press conference, Governor Jeb Bush stated: "I can assure you, I will do whatever I can within the mean, within the laws, of our state to protect this woman's life. I can't go beyond that." [, 23 February ]

Be the first to comment!

Share this article