Topic / Abortion

Militant pro-lifers are lunatics, says senior Catholic priest

Monsignor John Devine, OBE, stands accused of distorting Catholic teaching on abortion and of lying by saying that people who have abortions are not murderers. Attacks on Devine, the highest-ranking Catholic cleric on the Isle of Man, began after he revealed in a letter that he had criticised pro-lifers who were opposing the Isle of Man’s […]

Northern Ireland violating women’s rights, says UN report

A UN committee report published today makes for unhappy reading for one of Northern Ireland’s most outspoken anti-abortionists, Nola Leach, above, Chief Executive of a Christian outfit called Care. Last year, Leach wrote: As the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act looms it is time to consider the effect that is has had on […]

Planned Parenthood supporter wins Catholic school battle

Last week Kate Murray, a student at Sacred Heart Greenwich Girls’ school in Connecticut, was given an ultimatum: ‘Remove a Planned Parenthood sticker from your laptop computer or be expelled.’  But, according to this report, the school quickly backed down after students and parents expressed outrage. Many sent letters to the administration to express their […]

Wales is undermining N Ireland democracy over abortion

Colin Hart, above, Director of the UK’s Christian Institute’s has expressed anger over a suggestion that Northern Ireland women wanting abortions should be able to do so in Wales. Hart noted that both the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Court of Appeal had recently backed the Province’s law on abortion. He said: Abortion is only […]

Ealing Council votes to act against anti-abortion protests

Back in 2015 it was reported here that a group called Helpers of God’s Precious Infants had begun ramping up their anti-abortion vigils outside a Marie Stopes clinic in Ealing, West London. Religious zealots targeted the clinic with a large picture of the Virgin of Guadalupe. They clutched rosary beads as they prayed, sang hymns, […]

Christians booted out of gay-owned Seattle coffee shop

Ben Borgman, inset above, was so incensed that a Christian group had placed a ‘gross’ anti-abortion poster in his Bedlam Coffee shop in Seattle that he threw them off the premises. Borgman, according to this report, was furious that the poster, through the use of rainbow colours, “insinuated” that gays were responsible for abortion. Borgman […]

Prominent US anti-abortionist told mistress to get an abortion

If there one thing that best defines Pennsylvania Republican congressman Tim Murphy, above, it’s his staunch opposition to abortion. Yet when his mistress thought she might be pregnant, he told he to have an abortion. According to The Washington Post, the Pennsylvania Republican’s extramarital affair was well known after it came out in his mistress’s […]

Sick Missouri lawmaker kills chicken in abortion protest

Republican State Representative Mike Moon decapitated a chicken then ripped out it heart in a grisly video he made this week for his Facebook page. What was the point of this nutter’s stunt? Moon, who doesn’t know the difference between a sperm and a tadpole, says in his video: When the governor [Eric Robert Greitens] […]

Orthodox Church flexes its muscles in Russian Parliament

It’s become increasingly obvious over the past few years that the Orthodox Church has been driving Russia towards a virulent form of Christian fundamentalism. Now it even has a presence in the lower house of the Russian Parliament – the Duma – in the form of the Commission for the Protection of Christian Values that […]

Ohio televangelist used slave labour to run his restaurant

Last month a federal judge ordered 95-year-old Cuyahoga Falls televangelist Ernest Angley, above, to pay more than $388,000 (£299,000) in damages and back wages to a group of employees forced to work at Angley’s Cathedral Buffet as unpaid volunteers. Following the court order Angley announced that he was shutting the buffet. US District Judge Benita […]