Jenkins condemns New York abortion law

first_imgUniversity President Fr. John Jenkins condemned New York’s new law loosening restrictions on abortion and called for greater reverence for all life in a statement Thursday.The law, passed Jan. 22 — the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade — allows for abortion after the 24th week of pregnancy when there is “an absence of fetal viability, or the abortion is necessary to protect the patient’s life or health,” according to a Jan. 31 New York Times article.Several other abortion restrictions were curtailed, Jenkins said.“The legislators removed from law provisions that require the mother’s consent including certain measures that require the mother’s consent, that allow manslaughter charges against an abortionist who causes the woman’s death during an abortion, that discourage self-induced abortions and — shockingly — that require care for a child born alive during an attempted late-term abortion,” he said in the statement.Jenkins said he views the new law as reactionary in nature, drafted in response to pro-life initiatives that followed the Supreme Court’s decision to block abortion restrictions in Louisiana.“The legislative initiative follows a pattern, adopted by both left and right, that makes our political life today so toxic: When your position is challenged, adopt an even more extreme, inflexible version of it, thereby eliminating any possibility of any reasonable compromise,” he said in the statement.The new decision will only serve to further the country’s divide over abortion politics, Jenkins said.“In addition to aggravating the denial of equal justice under law for the unborn, it will steal away the time, energy and goodwill we need to work together as a society to require that men support the children they father and the women who are their partners, and to strengthen families,” he said in the statement.Jenkins said the law threatens to dismantle the moral framework of society.“It is behind not only laws that protect the unborn or infants, but the protection for all innocent and vulnerable life. The great threat of the New York law is not only that it will remove protections for children in or recently out of the womb as well as for the mothers’ lives, but that it will also further numb this moral instinct so central to our common life,” he said. “ … As we contemplate the effects of this law and the lives it will take, we can only ask, with fear and trembling, ‘Who is next?’”Tags: abortion law, Fr. John Jenkins, Pro-life, Roe v. Wadelast_img read more

Dad buys Brisbane apartment for son in online shopping spree

first_img Race for space sees scramble for ‘golden’ or ‘splitter’ blocks MORE QUEENSLAND PROPERTY STORIES “I bid at an auction years ago and this was a lot more comfortable sitting at home than being in that room with someone behind you bidding,” Mr Simonson said.“We’re all here and as a family we could casually chat, although my other son was doing a 90-minute online exam for uni.”Ray White auctioneer Mitch Peereboom returned at 7.30pm to announce Mr Simonson had increased his bid to $349,500, putting the property on the market and the bid was unchallenged.The price was nearly $80,000 less than the $429,000 the previous owner had paid for the property in 2015.“There was compromise on both sides,” Ray White West End agent Matt Sale said. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK Digital auctions fall but virtual inspections are boomingcenter_img Live streamed auctions are the new normal for buyers and sellers who are forbidden from attending onsite or in-room auctions due to current restrictions to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Ray White Queensland chief auctioneer Mitch Peereboom at Friday night’s live streamed auction event for Ray White West End. One of the five properties offered for sale sold under the hammer. Picture: Debra Bela via Google Hangouts Meet.The one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment at 15/38 Buchanan St, West End had views over parts of Davies Park, and attracted three registered bidders, including investors from Brisbane and Sydney. Park views from the apartment.It was the last house to sell at auction for the week as no auctions were held on ANZAC Day and it was viewed by 28 people, with agents, the auctioneer, bidders and the seller all in separate locations. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoThe living area at 15/38 Buchanan St, West End.Mr Simonson opened the bidding at $275,000 and held the lead at $330,000 when the auction was paused for private negotiations over a period of 50 minutes and other West End properties were brought to auction but failed to secure sales. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:31Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenSix predictions for real estate post COVID-1903:32A FATHER who took to online shopping from his couch on Friday night, bought an inner city apartment for his son after a marathon one hour auction. The apartment block at 38 Buchanan St, West End.“In these uncertain times, we were thinking it was a good time to buy,” David Simonson said after placing the winning bid for the West End unit via a live streamed auction. The Simonson family on the couch where dad David Simonson (top, right) bought an apartment for his son Jack, 21 (bottom, right). Picture: David Simonson.“We are buying it for our son to move out, but he’s putting in 25 per cent as well.” SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN WEST ENDlast_img read more