Record entries in the 4th Voice for Life National Pro-Life Song-writing Contest saw sisters Rachel (Auckland) and Maria (Kaitaia) Schryvers take out first place in the “Open” and “College/Tertiary” categories respectively. Coming from a family where each of nine siblings learned various musical instruments the wins are the first for them in a national competition.
International Criminal Court Complaint released on 23rd June, 2011 NZ’s largest anti-abortion group claims that the antenatal screening programme targets babies with Down syndrome, so that once they are identified, parents can be pressured to abort them. The Ministry of Health acknowledged that 90% of Down syndrome babies are aborted. Voice for Life national president,
Parental Notification Why Parents should be informed of the risks to their daughter I have had the distressing experience of parents ringing to vent their outrage on finding that their under 16-year old daughter has had a secret abortion. They are incredulous that this can happen without them being notified beforehand. In the case of
The news that a group of New Zealand Doctors are to challenge the NZ Medical Council in court is the correct course of action. As difficult as it seems, the actions taken by a group of Doctors to protect their right to offer a professional opinion with regard to a pregnant patient looks set to
Is abortion in patient’s best interest? – NZ Herald Questions hanging over the proposed guidelines on terminations. Should a doctor be required to offer abortion as an option, to his or her pregnant and distressed patient? In March, 2009, the Medical Council of NZ published a discussion paper on proposed medical guidelines entitled “Beliefs and