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March for Life moves Scots but not the RCM

May 20th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pro-life event a success even as controversy over time limits on abortion rages on, midwife Mary Doogan says

The ‘relentless energy of the pro-life movement’ was on full display in Birmingham last Saturday as a delegation of Scots took part in the thousands-strong march against abortion as the Royal College of Midwives announced its support for allowing abortion to full term without consulting members. The fifth annual March for Life took place last Saturday—ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act 1967—having grown from a gathering of 70 people in 2012 to the estimated 2000 who took part on Saturday. Pro-life campaigners from Scotland, some as young as 9, made an 18-hour long round trip to take part in the event that included speakers such as Ryan Bomberger from the US, who was conceived in rape; Bishop David McGough, Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham; and Canadian author and campaigner Stephanie Gray, whose father is Scottish and who sought out the Scottish delegation on the day. The Society for the Protection of... continue reading.

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  • Our Lady of Fatima celebrations in Carfin.
  • Beware the false secular utopia, says Peter Kearney.
  • Hugh McLoughlin says that the Holyrood election results poses challenges for the Church.
  • Senior students from five Scottish schools are preparing for a trip to India next month to help raise the profile of a charity that works with disabled people.
  • Pauline bookstore in Glasgow on the move to St Enoch’s Square.

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