Nurse or nursing student? Please sign the letter against any RCN move to support the introduction of abortion on demand, for any reason.
Janet Davies, the Chief Executive of the Royal College of Nurses (RCN), has announced that a panel of RCN staff and members will be deciding on a positioning statement for the RCN on the complete removal of all legal restriction and sanctions regarding abortion. If these measures were to be implemented, it would mean the introduction of abortion on demand, for any reason, to at least 28 weeks and possibly up to birth. Ann Furedi, the CEO of abortion provider BPAS, who are running the campaign to ‘decriminalise’ abortion, has made it clear that they are aiming for the latter, the introduction of abortion up to birth. The Royal College of Midwives’ position in support of ‘decriminalisation’, which saw a large public backlash when it was adopted, has subsequently been used extensively by abortion provider BPAS as a key plank in their political lobbying for the introduction of abortion, on demand, for any reason up to birth. Ahead of this panel deciding the position, the RCN are running a ‘survey’ of the RCN membership which does not allow for members of the RCN to vote on the specific wording of the final positioning statement. It instead asks a single question on whether members support or oppose the broad concept of ‘decriminalisation’ and only commits that members’ input will ‘inform’ the work that will lead to the final position this panel will decide on. If you are a nurse or nursing student, please take action by putting your name to the public joint letter (link below) to the Chief Executive of the Royal College of Nurses, Janet Davies, to voice your concern about this extreme move.
50 Questions About Abortion: 46 – There will always be abortion, what’s the point of pro-life action?February 28, 2018
Last year was 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 46: “There’s always been abortion, there will always be abortion, what’s the point of all this discussion and pro-life action?”
There have been recent moves to introduce buffer zones outside abortion clinics in England and Wales. If that is put in place, it will stop peaceful, prayerful witness to life and women being offered a chance for support to keep their baby in the very place it is needed the most. Campaigners for buffer zones claim that women are being harassed, yet there is no evidence of this in the 20 + years of vigils outside abortion clinics.
Please respond to the government’s survey on this subject if you have any experience of pro-life groups outside abortion clinics. The deadline for responding is 19th February 2018.
Here is a link to a briefing document for some background information on this issue www.christianconcern.com/sites/default/files/Public%20consultation%20on%20pro%20life%20witness.pdf
and the government survey www.homeofficesurveys.homeoffice.gov.uk/s/8KA5N/
You can see a short film of women telling their stories of how they were helped outside abortion clinics:
40 Days for Life is a worldwide movement that involves keeping prayerful vigil outside abortions facilities – for 40 days. The aim is to pray for a change of heart in women seeking abortion, to pray for the unborn children lost to abortion, to pray for the staff involved in providing abortion, to be able to offer women information about alternatives to abortion and offer help to those broken by abortion. The ultimate aim is to pray for an end to abortion. Many hearts have been changed through this prayerful witness – mothers have decided to keep their babies, staff have left the abortion industry.