Abortion law reform
On 14/02/2020, the Abortion Select Committee sent its recommendations regarding the Abortion Legislation Bill to Parliament, recommending by a majority that it be passed with only very minor amendments. These fail to deal with substantive concerns raised by The Nathaniel Centre and the NZCBC in their submission to the Select Committee.
Bioethics, Politics and Slovenly Language: Lessons from History
John Kleinsman reflects on the use of language and terminology, noting that the words we choose not only reveal but also shape our thinking. The history of the Nazi genocide offers insights that are relevant for our time, insights that highlight the links between language and action.
Broad Alliance launches to oppose legalising euthanasia
20 March 2014
A coalition, assembled to oppose the legalisation of euthanasia and assisted-suicide in New Zealand, has been formally launched today at a function at Parliament.
Single Mothers are Saints
These days any single mother who decides to keep her baby is a heroine … even a saint. Ironically, for those who identify as Catholic, greater courage may be required …” writes John Kleinsman, director of The Nathaniel Centre
The Dangers of Euthanasia: A Statement from the New Zealand Catholic Bishops
Life is full of blessings, challenges and opportunities. Even dying brings its own unique blessings, challenges and opportunities.