SPUC Scotland Welcomes Pro-Life Commitment from Catholic Church
SPUC also calls on the Government halt their decision to provide more funding for abortions and the introduction of “home abortions”.
Scotland’s leading pro-life NGO, The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has welcomed a letter from the Scottish Bishops to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Commenting on the letter, Michael Robinson of SPUC Scotland said: “SPUC welcomes the renewed commitment of the Catholic Church to defend and uphold the dignity of every human life, from conception to natural death.”
Mr Robinson continued: “The timing of this letter is very apt, with this year marking 50 years since the passing of the Abortion Act in the United Kingdom. Since the Act was passed in the UK, more than nine million unborn children have been killed and countless mothers and fathers have been hurt by abortion. Indeed, the World Health Organisation, an agency of the UN, has stated that abortion is the leading cause of death worldwide, ending the lives of more than 56 million children each year.”
“With around 500,000 abortions having occurred in Scotland since 1968, the Scottish Government should be seeking ways to reduce the number of abortions rather than making the procedure more easily available,” Mr Robinson continued: “There are two victims of every abortion – the mother and the unborn baby.”
To coincide with the Anniversary of the Abortion Act, SPUC released “Abortion and Women’s Health”, a review of the academic literature on abortion by Dr Greg Pike. The study reveals a disturbing picture of abortion related damage that those responsible for the provision of abortion cannot ignore. Based on global research, the report confirms that the health and welfare of thousands of women is being seriously compromised.
Mr Robinson added that the report illustrates how, “an abortion can result in long term and long lasting mental, emotional and physical harm.”
“SPUC therefore calls on the First Minister to halt the provision of abortion services in Scotland to women from Northern Ireland and the dangerous decision to allow some women to take misoprostol, the abortion pill, at home without any clinical support.”