“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.
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.