A Christmas message from SPUC
21 December 2018
Poignant for pro-lifers: the coming of a baby in worldly circumstances most would consider far from ideal
A Christmas message for supporters from Antonia Tully, SPUC Director of Campaigns.
For all of us in the pro-life movement Christmas has a particular poignancy: the coming of a baby in worldly circumstances most would consider far from ideal. We can’t help but think of all those babies born this year because a pro-lifer extended a hand of friendship and support to their mothers. Thanks to our many supporters who took part in SPUC’s successful campaign to ensure that there was no national measure to ban peaceful, prayerful pro-life vigils outside abortion clinics.
We Care About Women
Our thoughts also turn to the countless women who are suffering after an abortion. During 2018, SPUC’s sister organisation ARCH (Abortion Recovery Care and Helpline) has given expert help and healing to women from around the UK. At SPUC we truly care about women.
The battle to stop abortion decriminalisation continues. We are facing the darkest threat to unborn babies and their mothers since the passing of the Abortion Act in 1967. But we are not despondent. We will use every means at our disposal to overthrow this menace and build a culture of life.
Prayer for the Unborn
Prayer is not the least among the powerful means we can use to repel the evil of abortion. During 2019 SPUC is taking part in a national prayer initiative. We were privileged to be asked by the Knights of St Columba (KSC), a men’s organisation in the Catholic church, to join with them in Rosary for the Unborn, as part of their centenary celebrations.
The rosary is a traditional prayer in the Catholic church and we hope that Christians of other denominations will join this prayer project in a way that suits them. You may like to sign up to our weekly prayer email.
On 28 December we commemorate the slaughter of the innocents. Please consider starting Rosary for the Unborn on this day.
With thanks for all you do to defend unborn babies and their mothers and wishing you every blessing at Christmas,
SPUC Director of Campaigns
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