In Australia a major victory has been scored against radical abortion bill and the New South Wales Parliament has been rocked by one of the biggest petitions ever presented to it. There were gasps in the parliament chamber as Greg Donnelly MLC had staff members carry in the document boxes containing the almost 60,000 signatures while he was tabling the pro-life petition in the The Legislative Council (upper house) of the New South Wales Parliament.
The RTÉ documentary 'Her body, Our babies' made for deeply uncomfortable viewing on several levels. The Indian 'surrogates' featured in the programme are women who live in poverty and who are paid a fraction of the substantial sums paid to clinics for their services to Western couples.
Pro-life activists are today staging witnesses outside Irish embassies in London and Washington DC in support of the Irish people who are under threat of abortion legislation being undemocratically foisted on them.
The election of Pope Francis has been warmly welcomed by pro-life leaders across the world, who point to his strong defence of the right to life of every human being throughout his time as Archbishop and Cardinal of the Church.
In America, where abortion has been raging on for years, there has become varying "degrees" of pro-life belief, especially within the political arena. This was made evident by Mitt Romney, who claimed to be pro-life but believes abortion is acceptable in cases such as rape or incest. Save the 1 is a new pro-life organization focusing on these forgotten unborn children who were conceived in rape and the women who are effected by this situation.
From Hindu Times: The president-elect of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), Gynaecologist Hema Divakar, has commented on the actions of the physicians in Galway who treated Savita Halappanavaar. She said that had they aborted the child, as has been suggested in the outcry since her tragic death, it may have been equally dangerous to her.
Jezebel is an online feminist publication which usually reserves particular ire for the pro-life movement. This week they published a feature on Lila Rose, the young leader of the investigative organisation pro-life group, Live Action, who have successfully exposed sex-selection abortion and other horrors at Planned Parenthood clinics.
Hollywood actor, Brad Pitt’s mother, Jane Pitt created a bit of a storm in the celebrity world by speaking out against abortion. Last week, the Springfield, New-Leader reported Jane Pitt saying that President Obama is “a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies...”. For a celebrity to come out and say this is brilliant for the pro-life movement.