50 Questions About Abortion: 47 – How would I summarise this issue?

March 22, 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.

We are nearing the end of the 50 questions in Sr Roseann’s series 50 weeks for 50 years. This week she reflects back on the past 46 weeks and how you would summarise the issues discussed.



40 Days for Life Closing Events

March 21, 2018

This weekend:

Pro-Life Mass with Archbishop on Wednesday

March 20, 2018

We are delighted that this week’s pro-life Mass, on Wednesday 21st March, will be celebrated by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia. This month is the 21st Anniversary of the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative. Please join us for this special occasion of thanksgiving and prayer for the pro-life cause.

The programme for the evening is: Eucharistic adoration 6-7 pm, Rosary 7 pm, Mass 7:30 pm. Followed by refreshments. Join us for as little or as much of the evening as you can.

Venue: Blessed John Duns Scotus RC Church, 270 Ballater Street, Gorbals, Glasgow, G5 0YT

SPUC Youth Conference

March 17, 2018

Sr Andrea and Sr Jess had a great time at the SPUC Youth Conference last weekend, along with 140 young people. Sr Andrea gave a workshop titled ‘Crisis pregnancy: a response’ and was on the discussion panel. There were many interesting speakers at the conference, two of whom spoke about the effects of abortion on women’s mental health. The talks cited a review of the research by pro-choice Prof Fergusson, which has shown that abortion (vs. carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term) is associated with a mild-moderate increase the risk of drug and alcohol misuse, anxiety and suicide.

Our 21st Anniversary!

March 9, 2018

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.”

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?”

SPUC Pro-Life Youth Conference

February 15, 2018

March 9th – 11th, further details below. There will be a bus going from Scotland, if you are interested please contact louise@spucscotland.org