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!


SPUC Youth Conference

March 10, 2017

A coach full of young people from Scotland went to the annual SPUC Youth Conference last weekend. Here’s everyone at the end of the conference:


Happy 20th Anniversary to the Pro-Life Initiative!

March 9, 2017

Today, 9th March 2017, marks the 20th anniversary of the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative. We fondly remember and thank God for Cardinal Winning, whose vision and bold faith started the Pro-Life Initiative.

20 years ago today, Cardinal Winning made his prophetic announcement offering help to pregnant women :

“Whatever worries or cares you may have…we will help you.

If you need pregnancy testing or counselling…we will help you.

If you want help to cope with raising the baby on your own… we will help you.

If you want to discuss adoption of your unborn child…we will help you.

If you need financial assistance, or help with equipment for your baby and feel financial pressures will force you to have an abortion…we
will help you.

If you cannot face your family, or if pressure in your local area is making you consider abortion, come to us, we will help find you somewhere
to have your baby surrounded by support and encouragement…we will help you.

And finally, if you have had an abortion. If you are torn apart with guilt, if your relationship has split up because of abortion, if you are
suffering from post abortion stress – come to us… we will help you.

This invitation, I repeat, is open to all. Irrespective of age, creed or colour.”

His invitation remains the same, 20 years later.

We thank God for all the lives we’ve been able to help save and the many more we’ve supported.

We thank all of you for all your support over the years. With the donations you’ve given and the time you’ve offered. We appreciate it greatly.

We hope we won’t be needed in another 20 years as abortion will be unthinkable. Continue your compassion for crisis pregnancy situations. Continue your compassion for post abortive women and men. And continue to help us to help them.

In the words of the late, great Cardinal,

“Your efforts may sometimes seem to go unrewarded, but you can be sure that slowly and surely you are having an effect.”

God Bless,

All at the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative.

 


50 Questions About Abortion: 8 – But what if the woman is raped?

March 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 8: But what if the woman is raped?


Ladies’ Lunch 2017 – Save The Date

March 7, 2017

We are excited to announce that this year’s Ladies’ Lunch will be held on SATURDAY 18th NOVEMBER, at 200 SVS in Glasgow- a lovely city centre venue which will cater for 400 guests. Keep an eye out for updates with further details.

As 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act in the UK, we want to make this afternoon bigger and better than ever before! Inspired by St Margaret of Scotland, we want to make our presence felt and celebrate being pro-life women in Scotland.


Thank you for your donations

March 4, 2017

Thanks you so much for all your support. So far this year, over the months of January and February, your donations have been used to support 70 vulnerable families.

Items that we are in need of currently are:

Baby baths

Ikea bags – the big blue ones (we use these to package clothing that we give out)

Prams

baby-bath