A Day at SPUC

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) is the oldest pro-life campaigning organisation in the world, founded to combat the Abortion Bill in 1967. I cleared some time in the diary today to go up and spend some time discussing various pro-life strategies with the wonderful team there.

I founded the Association of Priests for the Gospel of Life (APGL) to help priests to proclaim the Gospel of Life and we are just sending out our latest newsletter. I'll post it here tomorrow when it has gone out to members.

One of the important issues in the UK at the moment is to fight for the right of conscientious objection for doctors and other health professionals. In the UK right now, there is a real risk that pro-life doctors will be legally obliged to refer patients to other doctors who will arrange abortions. Of course, there will be some who will refuse and accept the consequences.

This is an important battle because there is no telling where this kind of "obligation" will reach. Will school nurses be "obliged" to refer children for the Morning After Pill? Will teachers who counsel young people be "obliged" to refer them to someone who will offer them the "choice" of abortion?

One good idea is that of an APGL blog to give news and ideas to priests for the promotion of the Gospel of Life. We need to give support and assistance to good priests who want to get this message across to their people.

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