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.
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 :
75 Bothwell Street
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:
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
Edinburgh SPUC invite you to their National Pro-life Chain – a silent witness against legal abortion. They host this event every year to mark the anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act coming into effect.
Meet at 10.45 outside the Usher Hall for 11am start
Prayer service separately beforehand, at 10am in the Sacred Heart Church in Lauriston.
Call SPUC Scotland on 0141 221 2094 for more information.
There is a bus being run from Glasgow, leaving at 8.30am and returning at 4pm. If you would like a seat on the bus, contact Louise on 0141 221 2094 or email@example.com
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.
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!