A first-year medical student who hopes to be a doctor did a parachute jump from 14,000 ft on 28 June to highlight a growing threat to the sanctity of human life in our country. Siobhan Fearon, 19, of Hull York Medical School experienced 50 seconds of freefall and then descended the rest of the way by parachute for eight minutes. The event is raising funds for the Society's work and helping sustain its campaign to uphold the rights of pro-life medics and unborn children.
Siobhan writes: "I think it is vital that society understands and appreciates the sanctity of every human life whether it is a developing child in the womb or somebody approaching the end of their life. When I graduate and become a doctor I am hoping to be able to use my skills to help save lives. I think abortion is never the answer and hope that one day, as a doctor, I will be able to help women to make the right decision."
Two years ago, Siobhan, of Crosby, Merseyside, did a sponsored walk for SPUC around Hyde Park in London. She is one of six children who have all been involved in pro-life work. Mrs Anne Fearon, her mother, is an active member of the local SPUC branch and region.
Though admitting to terror before the jump, afterwards Siobhan wanted to do it again. The jump was done with an instructor. Abigail Smith, also 19 and at Hull York Medical School, was prevented by bad weather from jumping on 28 June. She plans to skydive for SPUC in September.
Please sponsor the efforts of our young supporters and back pro-life medics. Doctors must be able to exercise their right of conscientious objection to abortion in complete freedom and they should not be put under pressure to refer patients to other doctors who will approve abortions.