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MORATORIUM ON ABORTION - INDIA
Indian communist atheist, supports the moratorium on abortion
Lenin Raghavarshi, winner of the2007 Gwangju prize for human rights, defends the right to life of the embryo, against selective abortion. A leading voice against birth control methods to restrict population growth, he denounces the misrepresentation that overpopulation causes poverty, it merely masks the underlying problem of equal distribution of the worlds resources.
07/01/2008 INDIA – MORATORIUM ABORTION
India lends’ its support for a moratorium against abortion
A global moratorium on abortion, following that on the death penalty, also interests Asian nations, where both forms of death are often violently imposed by states. Over the coming days, AsiaNews will sum up views and positions from across the Asian continent. Today we begin with a declaration from card. Oswald Garacia, archbishop of Mumbai.
17/01/2008 MORATORIUM ON ABORTION - INDIA
Sr Nirmala Joshi says yes to the moratorium on abortion
The Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity reaffirms the commitment of the order founded by Mother Theresa to defend life from the moment of conception. She recalls that Mother Teresa denounced to the entire world that “no-one, no government, no mother has the right to take life”. To halt abortions: a centre to welcome single mothers and foster adoptions
08/01/2008 MORATORIUM ABORTION- KOREA
Korean church : “Unite the world against abortion”
On behalf of the Korean Bishops Conference the national secretary of “ Life 31 Movement " writes to AsiaNews in support of a global moratorium against abortion. The invitation is to treasure life, in all forms and from its first instance, conception.
The example of Mother Teresa, against female sex-selective abortions in India
Tomorrow is the feast of the blessed and the anniversary of her death. The words and the example of the Missionary of Charity must help India fight a phenomenon that is altering the composition of the population. Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, "Mother Teresa defended the dignity and sanctity of life from conception to natural death. Abortion, of boys and girls, destroys this sacredness. "
Cradle in every district against abortion of female fetuses
The central government has launched a “cradle scheme” to encourage parents not to abort their female babies but to give them to the state instead. In the Union, the female/male ratio is “alarming”: in Delhi it is 821/1000 against 954/1000 of the global average. The archbishop of Mumbai is happy; he sees the initiative as a “continuation of the work of the Church for life”.
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