Church mentors to stop abortion
The Church is intensifying its opposition to abortion and the morning-after pill by encouraging believers to become mentors for women who are considering a termination.
The Age reported at the weekend that Centacare is calling on Catholics to take steps to end the "tragedy" of abortion rather than simply telling women that terminations are wrong.
Project Lisa, inspired by Cardinal George Pell's Pregnancy Counselling and Support Services, will provide practical support for pregnant women, such as driving them to the doctor or taking them shopping.
"It's about giving women more choices, not fewer," Sydney Archdiocesan Life Office executive officer Dr Brigid Vout told the Sun-Herald.
Project Lisa, comes amid reports that sales of the morning-after pill, Postinor-2, have soared since January last year when restrictions surrounding its availability were loosened.
The makers of the pill, Schering, confirmed that over-the-counter sales had "roughly doubled" in the past 20 months.
Church mentors to stop abortion (The Age 2/10/05)
Church's plea: help end 'tragedy' of abortion (The Sun-Herald 2/10/05)
LINKS (not necessarily endorsed by Church Resources)
Natural Family Planning Sydney
Govt urged to keep ban on abortion pill (Catholic Weekly 25/9/05)
Campaigners say government report on late abortions is a whitewash (Independent Catholic News 21/9/05)
Abbott hits back over Medicare claims (Sydney Morning Herald/Australian Associated Press 21/9/05)
Abortion debate resurfaces (Catholic Leader 18/9/05)
4 Oct 2005