Today marks the 21st anniversary of Cardinal Winning founding the Pro-Life Initiative. Here’s part of his speech from that day:
“Today I issue an open invitation to any woman, any family, any couple, who may be facing the possibility of an unwanted pregnancy.
I strenuously urge any person in that situation, of any ethnic background, of any faith, from anywhere, to come to the Archdiocese of Glasgow for assistance.
Today I can announce a new set of provisions which have been put in place to help you.
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 you 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.
Today I urge anyone in that situation… Let us help you to avoid making one of the biggest mistakes of your life.”