Pope says aborting babies with birth defects just like Nazis

first_imgNewsHub 17 June 2018Family First Comment: “In the last century the whole world was scandalised by what the Nazis did to pursue the pureness of the race. Today, we are doing the same thing, with white gloves.”Exactly. www.chooselife.nzPope Francis has called the practice of having an abortion after pre-natal tests have discovered possible birth defects a version of Nazi attempts to create a pure race by eliminating the weakest.Francis made the comparison in a long, off-the-cuff address to members of a confederation of Italian family associations.“Children should be accepted as they come, as God sends them, as God allows, even if at times they are sick,” he said.Francis then spoke of pre-natal tests to determine if a foetus has any illnesses or malformations.“The first proposal, in that case, is ‘Should we get rid of it’? The killing of children. And to have a more tranquil life, an innocent is done away with,” he said.“I say it with pain. In the last century the whole world was scandalised by what the Nazis did to pursue the pureness of the race. Today, we are doing the same thing, with white gloves.”Under Nazi eugenics programs, hundreds of thousands of people were forcibly sterilised and tens of thousands killed in an attempt to “clean” the chain of heredity of those with physical or cognitive disabilities.https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2018/06/pope-says-aborting-babies-with-birth-defects-just-like-nazis.htmllast_img read more

George the star attraction

first_imgOrder Of St George is the star attraction at Down Royal on Friday evening as he bids to regain winning ways in the concluding Her Majesty’s Plate. Press Association The Galileo colt is the sole representative for Aidan O’Brien at the County Antrim circuit and taking a sizeable drop in class, he should make the journey north from Ballydoyle worthwhile. The Magners Berry Handicap gets proceedings under way, in which the Garvan Donnelly-trained Catwilldo will likely be all the rage to complete a quick-fire hat-trick. The five-year-old mare won as she liked at Bellewstown at the start of the month and followed up in good style at Navan a fortnight ago. She may well be capable of defying a small rise in the weights. There is not much good form to go in the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Auction Maiden and any market support for newcomers from the respected stables of Ger Lyons (Roibeard) and Jessica Harrington (Ms Brinkleys) would be noteworthy. The Tom Mullins-trained Peace Mission has shown up well on each of her two starts to date and has a good opportunity to make it third-time lucky in the Not A Moment Too Soon Fillies Maiden, while Lake George, Mr Good Guy and Chaplin Boy are among those worth considering in a wide-open Magners Light Handicap. The Magners Irish Cider Fillies Handicap is another interesting heat, with John Oxx’s Colour Rhapsody open to more improvement than most. The Tipperary winner returned from almost a year off to finish fourth in last month’s Ulster Oaks and a small step forward would make her hard to beat. Monolight, a winner at Roscommon two and a half weeks ago, can defy top-weight in the Apple Orchard Handicap. center_img The three-year-old showed some useful form as a juvenile last season, highlighted by a wide-margin romp in testing conditions at Leopardstown. He did not make his seasonal reappearance until turning up in the Curragh Cup late last month and ran with plenty of promise, going down by just a short-head to stable companion Bondi Beach. last_img read more

Shillingford’s 5-70 helps Volcanoes claw their way back against Pride

first_imgKINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, (CMC) – Veteran off-spinner Shane Shillingford claimed his first five-wicket haul of the season and the 38th of his career, to help Windward Islands Volcanoes claw their way back into their fourth round contest against Barbados Pride here Saturday.Trailing by 138 on first innings after being dismissed for 222, the hosts hit back to leave Pride on 148 for nine in their second innings at the close – a lead of 286 heading into today’s final day at Arnos Vale.Their enterprise was down to the former Test star Shillingford who ended with five for 70 from a marathon 28 overs.Unlike their first innings, Pride’s batsmen struggled and only wicketkeeper Mario Rampersaud, unbeaten at the end on 31 and left-hander Jonathan Carter, 25, offered any resistance.Earlier, Roland Cato struck his second half-century in his five outings as Volcanoes added a further 71, after resuming the penultimate day on 151 for five.The 19-year-old converted his overnight 47 into 64 while Barbadian all-rounder Kyle Mayers chipped in with an unbeaten 56, with the pair extending their sixth wicket partnership to 59 before being separated.Cato faced 151 balls and counted eight boundaries while the left-handed Mayers, unbeaten on 21 at the start, stroked six fours and a six in a 135-ball innings.Off-spinner Kenroy Williams (3-21) claimed three of the last five wickets to fall while left-rm spinner Jomel Warrican picked up three for 49.Armed with a substantial first innings lead, Pride failed to really capitalise, losing wickets in clusters to stumble their way through the final two sessions.They lost left-handed opener Anthony Alleyne to the second ball of the innings without a run on the board, bowled by pacer Sherman Lewis and then saw the back of his partner Shayne Moseley for nine at 24 for two as Shillingford claimed his first wicket.Carter and captain Shamarh Brooks (11) added 30 for the third wicket before both fell within four runs of each other in the space of 17 balls to leave Pride on 58 for four, and Kevin Stoute (21) and Williams (10) put on another 30 for the fifth wicket to steer their side to tea at 74 for four.Stoute perished in the sixth over following the resumption, lbw to seamer Mayers as three wickets tumbled for two runs in the space of seven deliveries, to leave the visitors tottering on 90 for seven.Rampersaud, who has faced 74 balls and counted two fours, then propped up the innings as he posted 39 for the eighth wicket with Justin Greaves who made 20.PRIDE 1st Innings 360Volcanoes 1st Innings(overnight 151 for five)D Smith c Nurse b Harding 0T Gabriel c wkp Rampersaud b Greaves 6R Cato lbw b Nurse 64K Hodge b Warrican 38K Edwards b Warrican 0*T Theophile c Moseley b Stoute 19K Mayers not out 56+G Benjamin c Carter b Williams 9R Jordan lbw b Warrican 0S Shillingford c Alleyne b Williams 2S Lewis b Williams 4Extras (lb12, w1, nb11) 24TOTAL (all out, 80.5 overs) 222Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-16, 3-89, 4-89, 5-121, 6-180, 7-200, 8-201, 9-204, 10-222.Bowling: Greaves 15-5-39-1, Harding 9-2-32-1, Warrican 25-0-49-3, Stoute 10-4-21-1, Nurse 15-3-48-1, Williams 6.5-3-21-3.PRIDE 2nd InningsA Alleyne b Lewis 0S Moseley c Hodge b Shillingford 9J Carter lbw b Hodge 25*S Brooks c Mayers b Shillingford 11K Stoute lbw b Mayers 21K Williams c (sub) McCoy b Shillingford 10J Greaves lbw b Hodge 20A Nurse c (sub) Alexander b Shillingford 0+M Rampersaud not out 31J Warrican lbw b Shillingford 8K Harding not out 0Extras (b4, lb2, nb7) 13TOTAL (9 wkts, 56.3 overs) 148Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-24, 3-54, 4-58, 5-88, 6-90, 7-90, 8-129, 9-144.Bowling: Lewis 3-0-16-1, Shillingford 28-3-70-5, Jordan 3-0-14-0, Hodge 12.3-2-29-2, Theophile 6-3-4-0, Mayers 4-1-9-1.Position: Pride lead by 286 runs with one wicket remaining.last_img read more