Campaign Life 2017 Prayer Card

March 14, 2017

Sr Roseann launches a prayer and action campaign from Campaign Life 2017 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the passing of the Abortion Act. Further details in the video below.

Get involved to help make a difference. Get in touch, leaving your name and address, and we will post you a card!

Write to –

Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative
104 Albert Road
Crosshill
Glasgow
G42 8DR

Phone our office –

0141 433 2680

Email us –

gospeloflifesisters@googlemail.com


UK March for Life 2017

March 11, 2017

Life from conception – no exception!

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

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!


Petition: Revoke Marie Stopes’ licence to perform abortions in the UK

March 10, 2017

SPUC and Life have launched a joint petition to have Marie Stopes International (MSI) stripped of their licence to perform abortions in the UK.

The joint initiative comes in light of recent scandals and in the wake of a probe which has lifted the lid on the nation’s shameful abortion industry.

Marie Stopes has been subject to recent inspections by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) which revealed shocking levels of safety violations putting the lives and health of women at risk. In view of such appalling treatment of women, treatment which is rooted in their callous disregard for unborn children, both SPUC and LIFE are calling on the Secretary of State for Health to withdraw from MSI their licence to carry out abortions.

Marie Stopes

Last year, the Care Quality Commission uncovered a catalogue of dangerous and illegal practices at private abortion clinics at Marie Stopes International private abortion clinics. The CQC report revealed serious safety failings such as there being no staff trained to assist in anaesthesia, no staff present who could administer medication in cases of haemorrhage, and lack of consent training.

A Daily Mail investigation published on 6th March 2017 further found that MSI has been approving thousands of abortions without meeting women with some discussions lasting as little as 22 seconds.

Read SPUC and Life’s press release on the investigation.

Sign the petition

In view of their appalling treatment of women, and recognising that every abortion takes the life of an unborn baby, Life and SPUC call on the Secretary of State for Health to withdraw from MSI their licence to carry out abortions. Please sign the petition and make your voice heard!


March For Life Experience

March 2, 2017

Have a look at this interview featuring the young people who attended the March for Life in Washington in January. The Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative gets a few mentions


40 Days for Life

February 28, 2017

Looking for something meaningful to do this Lent? Why not sign up to pray for 1 hour each week at 40 Days for Life? This is a peaceful prayer vigil, to pray for all those affected by abortion and for an end to abortion.

You can sign up to 1 hour prayer slots on the website:

Glasgow: https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/glasgow/

Edinburgh: https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/edinburgh/

Dundee: https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/dundee/

Aberdeen: https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/aberdeen/

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Journalist condemns pro-life groups in Catholic schools. Please respond to his article.

February 9, 2017

An article was published in ‘The National’ newspaper on Tuesday 7th February. The article was titled “Michael Gray: So-called pro-life campaign groups have no place in our schools”. The article contains prejudiced views and misinformation about the pro-life movement and is also against Catholic schools promoting Catholic values and teachings.

You can view the article here: http://www.thenational.scot/news/15073792.Michael_Gray__So_called_pro_life_campaign_groups_have_no_place_in_our_schools/

Please read the article and respond constructively. Below is Sr Roseann’s response to the article:

 

Re Michael Gray’s article: So-called pro life campaign groups have no place in our schools. 

I have seldom read a more biased, inaccurate and simplistic article on the issue of pro-life groups and their involvement in schools. 

Firstly, both schools mentioned are Catholic schools, which, like it or loathe it, have a right to teach and foster Catholic values, among which respect for the sanctity of all human life would be a given – a real dog bites man story here, certainly not news.  If you don’t like Catholic values and teaching, don’t send your children to a Catholic school.  Secondly, as someone who has run the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative since its inception almost 20 years ago, I don’t recall ever having spoken to or meeting Michael Gray. He knows nothing about us and the ‘little research’ he claims to have done would seem to me to be very little indeed.  Had he taken the time to contact us, he might have discovered a few interesting things such as the fact that over the last 20 years, while a government baby box was only a twinkle in someone’s eyes, we have been providing practical help to thousands of Scottish women facing a crisis pregnancy due to fear, lack of support, poverty and much more.

Through the work of the Pro-Life Initiative, these women are given the practical and emotional support to allow them to make an informed choice.  Every day I speak to women facing a choice of abortion and the most common thing they say to me is, “I want to have my baby, but how can I because of … [insert her many different reasons, most often not to do with the baby but with lack of support and very real social and emotional issues].

What we do in offering that support is give women real choice.  He is wrong in his assertion that the pro-life movement isn’t personal; we are very personal indeed, treating every woman who comes to us with the dignity and respect they deserve

I don’t ‘want to remove the right of women to make decisions over their own bodies’ as claimed in the article, but here we come to the heart of the matter: it is not only their body which is involved in an abortion decision, it is also the life of their unborn child.  Again, this is not pro-life propaganda.  I challenge Michael Gray and anyone else reading this to search online ‘development of 10-week child in the womb’ (10 weeks is the stage of most abortions in Scotland).

We simply believe women deserve better than abortion and the child in the womb deserves the most basic human right – the right to life.  If you want young people to have the facts, then these facts must include the reality of the development of the unborn child and the facts of what abortion is.  I have never forced any women to give birth against her wishes – how could I possibly do so?

Neither have I ever stigmatised any women. And as for the old chestnut of an argument that women will return to ‘backstreet abortions’ – is he really serious?  Have women advanced nowhere in the past 50 years?

Finally, as regards contraception, I have never dealt with any woman, no matter how young, who didn’t know about contraception and yet, despite the widespread availability of contraception and years of ‘expert sexual health advice’ and campaigns, Scotland still has an alarmingly high abortion rate and an epidemic in sexually transmitted disease.  Again, it is simply a fact that contraception leads to abortion: one always follows the other because, once you’ve told people that they can have sex without consequences, especially the consequence of a child, you have to offer the back up of abortion if it fails. And it does fail, with stunning regularity.  Let’s see if any of Scotland’s political and educational leaders would ever be bold enough to speak out on this.

 

Yours,

 

Sr Roseann Reddy

Project Co-ordinator

PS.  Michael, if you ever want to come and see what we really do, you’d be more than welcome.


40 Days For Life: 1st March – 9th April 2017

February 6, 2017

40 Days For Life is taking place in several locations around Scotland over Lent. 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. You can watch one such story about a former Planned Parenthood manager, Abby Johnson here:

Sr Roseann will be speaking at the opening rally in Glasgow on Saturday 25th February. Sr Andrea will be speaking at the opening rally in Dundee on Sunday 26th February.

Please do get involved if you can. You can commit to as little or as much of the vigil as you want. Contact details for the vigils can be found on the 40 days for life website:

Glasgow: https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/glasgow/

Edinburgh: https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/edinburgh/

Dundee: https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/dundee/

Aberdeen: https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/aberdeen/