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Abortion Politics

Labor Left to push for free abortions and end to offshore processing

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will be urged to provide free abortions across Australia and end offshore processing at Labor’s upcoming national conference, as the party membership pushes the Government to adopt a more left-wing agenda. Source: The Australian.


Archbishop Costelloe says WA’s changes to abortion law ‘distressing’

Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB says moves by the West Australian Government to make access to abortion easier will be “distressing” for many people. Source: Perth Archdiocese.


More than 28,000 abortions in Ireland since 2019

Five years after Irish voters rejected the constitutional amendment that protected “the right to life of the unborn”, more than 28,800 abortions have occurred in Ireland since the referendum came into effect. Source: CNA.

Abortion Europe

Irish Catholics urged to change narrative around abortion

Irish bishops have urged Massgoers to change the narrative around abortion, five years on from the referendum that removed the constitutional guarantee to life of unborn children. Source: The Tablet.


Abortion access inquiry calls on ACT Government to intervene

An inquiry into Canberra abortion services has recommended the ACT Government intervene in Calvary Public Hospital’s refusal to provide terminations. Source: ABC News. 

Abortion Pro-Life

Stepping up for the voiceless

More than 4000 people showed their support for the unborn by attending Adelaide’s Walk for Life. Source: The Southern Cross.


Push to make medical abortion more available

A push is underway to make medical abortion more accessible across Australia by cutting down the regulatory barriers around who can prescribe the pill combination and where it can be stocked. Source: The Age.

Abortion United Kingdom

Primate condemns decision to ‘fast-track’ abortion in Northern Ireland

The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland has attacked the British Government’s decision to “fast-track” the rollout of abortion services in Northern Ireland. Source: The Tablet.

Abortion United Kingdom

British woman to continue legal fight to stop Down syndrome abortions

A British woman with Down syndrome is to take her fight to halt abortions up to birth for babies with her genetic condition to the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal rejected her case. Source: Catholic Herald.