50 Questions About Abortion: 32 – What is your response to abortion?

September 8, 2017

This year is the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act in the UK. Sr Roseann is answering 50 questions about abortion, to mark the 50th anniversary.

Question 32: “So what’s next? What is my response to all I’ve read or viewed? What does this issue mean for me?”

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Project Truth Roadshow Success

August 18, 2017

Congratulations to the wonderful team of young people who spent a week travelling around the towns and cities of Scotland earlier this month, spreading the pro-life message. They had many good conversations with passers-by and got around 500 signatures for the petition against the decriminalisation of abortion. We were glad to be able to host them for their training and join them for their closing party, kindly hosted by the Knights of St Columba.


Support Project Truth

July 8, 2017

Project Truth is a Youth initiative of SPUC. This summer, they are running a roadshow, where 21 young people will be taking the pro-life message to the streets of Scotland in a positive and fun way. This is their biggest team yet.

Ways in which you can support Project Truth are:

1) Pray for all the participants and those that they will meet on the roadshow.

2) Contribute financially towards the running costs:

To donate please send a cheque payable to SPUC Scotland to :
SPUC Scotland
75 Bothwell Street
Glasgow
G2 6TS
Please put in a note to say this is towards the Project Truth Roadshow
Alternatively you can call the office to make a donation over the phone – please let them know that this is towards the Roadshow when you call

3) Come to the party to welcome the Project Truth team back at the end of their roadshow on 11th August:

 


Say NO to decriminalisation of abortion in the UK

July 4, 2017

Bishop John Keenan, of Paisley, writes a good summary of recent events:

“24 June BMA votes to back abortions up to birth in the UK. 27 June Amnesty calls for the decriminalisation of Abortion in the UK. 28 June BPAS releases survey suggesting record levels of support for abortion. 30 June Labour MP Stella Creasy forces the abortion issue at the Queen’s Speech and the Conservatives concede to funding for abortions for Irish women travelling to England.
Is it just me or does this look like a wholesale attack on the right to life of the unborn?
All these abortions involve our country in the killing of human beings and surely killing fellow human beings is more a harbinger of the impending collapse of a culture than any marker of a progressive society.”

Please sign this petition to say No to abortion decriminalisation: http://spucscotland.org/petition/


UK March for Life

May 27, 2017

Last Saturday, we had a 7 am start and 11 pm return on the coach from Glasgow to Birmingham, for the annual UK March for Life. After a 6 hour journey, we disembarked the coach and walked through a crowd of protestors to get to the gathering of thousands of pro-lifers.

A big stage and screen at the front of the area was the platform for talks and music. Stalls from various pro-life organisations lined one side and fast food vans lined the other side. There was an excitement and joy amongst those present. Our MCs for the afternoon, Niall and Louise, were from Scotland!

Speakers from each country of the UK talked about the past “50 years of abortion” and pro-life activities. Sr Roseann spoke about the pro-life movement in Scotland. The headline speakers were from the USA:

Lila Rose’s desire to be actively pro-life began at the age of 9 years old, when she saw a picture of an aborted baby. She runs Live Action, doing undercover investigations to expose the dangers and lies of the abortion industry in the U.S. She also showed an interesting video of interviews with members of the general public, who initially professed to be pro-choice but then changed their mind after watching an animation of an abortion procedure.

Catherine Adair used to work in an abortion clinic and came to the conclusion that abortion was wrong. She saw that women were not there because they had made a choice, but because they felt they had no choice. Her view on pro-lifers used to be that they would hate her, however when she approached the pro-life movement she found that she was welcomed with open arms. She encouraged those who are pro-choice now that it’s OK to change their opinion.

It was rather wet during the march itself. The march took longer than expected due to protestors blocking the route at one point. Those leading the pro-life side got down on their knees to pray, as the police brought reinforcements to move the protestors out of the way. The march then continued as planned. What a beautiful witness people’s patience was. We look forward to next year’s March for Life and hope that it will grow in numbers year on year.


Pro-Life Awards- including Sr Roseann

May 9, 2017

We had a great evening on Saturday at the SPUC 2017 Pro-Life Awards Evening. We were welcomed by a piper on the door, and a drink’s reception. Then a new documentary was shown, outlining the history of the pro-life movement in Scotland, over the past 50 years. This was followed by a sumptuous 3 course meal. Finally the awards were presented, by composer Sir James MacMillan. Below is a picture of the winners (including our very own Sr Roseann Reddy) and what they were awarded for. We had some musical interludes by a renowned opera singer and then a talented young singer-songwriter. Our compere for the evening was Deacon Michael Ross. It was a joyful celebration and the awards were a well deserved recognition of much hard work over many years for the pro-life cause.

SPUC Pro-Life Award Winners 2017:

Faithful Defender of Life – Fr James Morrow (received by his brother Gerry)

Healer of Broken Hearts – Margaret Cuthill

Witness of the Gospel of Life – Sr Roseann Reddy

Building a Culture of Life – Project Truth Team

Witness to Conscience – Mary Doogan and Connie Wood

Witness for the Unborn – Robert Graham

Promoter of Human Dignity – Lynn Murray


Reminder: March for Life Saturday 20th May

April 29, 2017

This year’s UK March For Life will be held in Birmingham on Saturday 20th May. In this 50th year of the Abortion Act in the UK, it is time for us to make our pro-life presence felt. SPUC Scotland is organising a coach from Scotland to Birmingham for the event. Contact Louise on 0141 221 2094 or louise@spucscotland.org for a place on the coach.

As well as a march through Birmingham, the day will feature 2 inspirational speakers from the US: Lila Rose (president of Live Action) and Catherine Adair. There will be stalls, music, mercy bus and more!

Life from conception – no exception! http://www.marchforlife.co.uk