As the next 40 days for life campaign starts up again, I have been reflecting on why I really have nothing better to do with my time than to support this cause.
“After initially saying I was going to keep my baby, I fell into anxiety and felt I was letting my family down. I picked up the phone and spoke to someone who worked at the abortion clinic in Edgbaston, Birmingham . . . I wish there had been someone to offer me an alternative solution.”
Many of you will have heard about the lies that have been spread concerning pro-life vigils that take place outside abortion centres. This has prompted calls from some groups to ask for the creation of ‘Buffer Zones’ around the entrances to these buildings. This of course would prevent pro-lifers from offering alternatives or even silently praying there!
Never in a million years did I think I would be stood outside an abortion clinic for the third time.
The previous two visits led to two abortions, one in my teens and one when I was in my twenties. Both times I was given ‘counselling’ that lasted less than 3 minutes. I did not think long and hard about the life changing decision I was to make as I was fuelled by fear alone.
The BBC’s documentary ‘Abortion on Trial’, aired on BBC 2 on Monday evening was at best irritating and at worst a shameless propaganda tool used to further the cause for decriminalisation.
If a mother is considering abortion should she really trust herself to an organisation run by a woman who thinks it is no different to birth control?
Yesterday the Centre for Medical Progress released a preview of another one of those Planned Parenthood videos. The content was full on shocking, but should not surprise us and even more shocking is the fact that YouTube have censored and removed this video. I therefore encourage you to read this article and share it on all your social media platforms and with your contacts.
I think March for Life UK 2017 will be one of those days that I’ll never forget - I felt so proud to be pro-life! If someone had told me beforehand that it was going to pour with rain and that hundreds of protesters were going to try and disrupt the event I would have thought ‘that’s not how I want to spend my Saturday’ but by the end of the day I felt that if I was standing amongst people such as these I could face anything joyfully.
Today's blog is from one of our friends at Abort 67. It is very thought provoking and challenges our perspective on abortion. Just what we need to get us ready for tomorrow's big day. Well worth a read! WARNING - at the very end of the blog there is one image showing the hands of an aborted baby.
Thank you to everyone who has been promoting March for life UK and organising coaches/lift shares. Firstly a reminder about Friday’s vigil: If you are Catholic then you might be interested in the Holy Hour at St Michael’s Church, Moor Street Birmingham B4 7UG 7-8pm followed by Mass. After this we all go to the Royal Angus Hotel in St Chads Queensway B4 6HY for a drink, cakes and a chance to meet the speakers.
Exactly 4 weeks today the UK’s largest pro-life festival will take place in Birmingham as we remember 50 years of legalised abortion in the UK. Will you be there? Coaches are going from around the UK, click HERE to find your nearest one or there is still time to get a group together from your area/church as many other people have done. We have posters and flyers if you GET IN CONTACT.
The recent spate of women’s/pro-abortion marches have highlighted how abortion supporters have become bolder in pushing for their ‘rights’. Rights over ‘their bodies’, rights to choose when, where and how they have an abortion, rights to prevent people from discussing or debating the issue in their presence etc
With 40 Days for Life just around the corner, it was interesting to come across a post by an ex-priest called ‘I Can’t Believe I Once Prayed Outside An Abortion Clinic’. Whilst the author claims to be morally undecided on the position of abortion, the claims made about life beginning at conception being based on religious belief and not scientific evidence and regret over praying outside a clinic and forcing his beliefs on people, suggest his undecided position is fallacious- just like the arguments he makes in this abhorrent piece. Let me say this now:
As this Autumn’s 40 Day’s for Life campaign comes to an end, my mind is drawn back to the different encounters I have had over this campaign at the entrance to Marie Stopes Clinic in Birmingham. One incident in particular sticks in my mind.
Currently in practice there are very few restrictions left regarding abortion in UK law but Prof Savage proposed that gender selective abortion and abortion up until birth for any reason should be permitted and decriminalised. She recounted the story of the two doctors caught referring women for gender selective abortions.
As a pro-life Jewish believer in Yeshua Ha' Mashiach (Jesus Christ) I was horrified to read an article about Natasha Leggero, on the Conan O'Brien show, claiming she was Jewish and 'the great thing about Judaism is abortion is cool'. Her shameful indifference, callousness and quite frankly, contempt for our Creator and His word, was shocking.
Like thousands of other pro-lifers, I stood in Victoria Square at this years March for Life as Stephanie Gray reminded us that pro-life activism is not just an annual activity – it is a daily one. I’m going to share with you just one way you can be a pro-life activist this year, and help change our nation.
March for Life UK was great wasn't it? The singing, the cheering, great talks, great atmosphere, great company and sunshine. It was easy for me to wave my pro-life poster in the streets of Birmingham when I had 1000 people in front of me and another 1000 behind. I can't pretend it took much courage, I enjoyed it. The problem is when we go back to our own little corners of the country does the fire begins to fizzle out?
Sat 14th May saw thousands of pro-lifers taking to the streets of Birmingham in an effort to create awareness of the hurt and damage that abortion causes.
This year's March for Life UK was a huge success according to attendees as pro-life groups from across the UK united in solidarity.
ABORTION FACILITY IN LEAMINGTON SPA CLOSES - WHAT HAPPENED THERE?
Last week I heard the fantastic news that BPAS abortion facility in Leamington Spa had closed. This is music to pro-lifers' ears.