VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Abortion

first_imgThe good news is that abortions are at the lowest rate since 1990. But some political parties want to ‘decriminalise’ abortion and consequently diminish safeguards that exist for vulnerable women. Decriminalisation will pave the way for late term and partial birth abortions, and ‘gendercide’ (abortion based on the sex of the unborn child, usually targeting female babies). Terminations could be possible up-to-birth, and not only because of ‘severe foetal abnormality’. Women’s health and the rights of the unborn child would be threatened. Coercion to have an abortion is a major issue and the current law goes some way to putting safeguards around that. A sound law should not leave women exposed to harms such as those recently witnessed in the US trial of Kermit Gosnell who operated a dangerous legal abortion facility resulting in a client’s death. A good law should promote informed consent and complete information about abortion and related risks, and provide women with independent pregnancy counselling. Abortions can harm women – a fact acknowledged by half of New Zealanders according to a survey in 2017. The abortion rate will continue to drop as knowledge of the prenatal development of the unborn child increases, and as an increasingly pro-life younger generation become parents themselves. The ‘bunch of cells’ argument which has driven the ‘right-to-abortion’ argument has now been exposed as simply poor science.(click on image/s to download PDF)last_img read more

Dubuque checkers fly for Callahan

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyDUBUQUE, Iowa (June 3) – Joel Callahan topped the strong field of IMCA Modified drivers in in scoring the 20-lap feature win Sunday at Dubuque Speedway.Callahan took the lead near midway and held off Tyler Madigan at the checkers. Troy Bauer followed up a feature win at Farley Speedway on Friday night with another victory in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. Bauer took the win over always tough Tyler Soppe. Sunday, June 10 will be Fan Appreciation night at Dubuque with everything half price, including admission and all concessions. In addition, a pre-race car show will be held beginning at 4:30 p.m. All kids will be given autograph books courtesy of the Richardson Motors Kids Club. Drivers will have cars on display and will be signing autographs prior to the races.last_img read more

Eagles’ Coach: NFF to Release Shortlist Friday

first_imgThe Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will on Friday, July 8 release a short-list of candidates for the vacant position of Super Eagles’ Head Coach.However, the Federation’s Technical and Development Committee has set a deadline of Wednesday, July 6, 2016 for interested candidates to apply for the position.Chairman of the committee, Chris Green, said that applications are invited from all persons who feel they are qualified for the position, as the three-time African champions get set to begin preparations for an interesting 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying race against Algeria, Cameroun and Zambia. “We encourage applications from all highly-qualified persons, whether they be Nigerians or expatriates. Applications are welcome until Wednesday, and the Technical and Development Committee will meet on Friday to look through all applications and release a short-list,” Green stated.The Super Eagles are away to Zambia’s Chipolopolo on Matchday 1 (October 3) and will then host the Fennecs of Algeria on November 7. They will then host Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions on August 28, 2017 and visit the Lions five days later, before hosting Zambia a month after and then rounding off the series by visiting Algeria on November 7, 2017.Algeria beat Nigeria home and away in the qualifying series for the 1982 World Cup in Spain, but Nigeria returned the compliment in the qualifying series for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.Nigeria threw Cameroun out of the race for the 1970 World Cup finals, but then lost to the Lions in the race to the 1990 World Cup finals.Cameroun also beat Nigeria in three Africa Cup of Nations final matches (1984, 1988, 2000), but the Super Eagles eliminated then holders Cameroun in the Cup of Nations quarter finals in 2004, beat the Lions to the LG Cup title and whiplashed the neighbours 3-0 in a friendly in Belgium in October lastZambia pipped Nigeria over two legs in the last hurdle to the 1986 Africa Cup of Nations finals, but the Super Eagles stopped the Zambians at the semi final stage of the 1990 finals in Algeria, edged the Chipolopolo in the final of the 1994 championship in Tunisia, and also pipped the southern Africans in the quarter-finals of the 1992 and 2010 championships.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more