Union of Catholic Mothers supports SPUC campaign

By Madelaine McDonald

The Union of Catholic Mothers is joining the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) in a postcard campaign marking the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Abortion Act. The campaign involves us signing postcards addressed to our MPs and forwarding them to SPUC where they will be sorted into constituencies for delivery. The postcards ask MPs to "recognise the humanity of unborn children from the time of conception".

The campaign also alerts MPs about moves by the Royal College of Midwives to support the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) in its efforts to decriminalise abortion altogether, thereby paving the way for abortion up to full term, an action too terrible to contemplate. The chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives is Cathy Warwick who, it is reported, has taken this decision without balloting her members. Is it significant that Professor Warwick is also chair of the BPAS? How can it be that people who train to become midwives in order to help women bring babies into the world would be required to destroy these babies?

Our national and archdiocesan committees invite us all to back this initiative and request that our parish priests support it too. Please volunteer to hand out postcards after Masses and to post them on to SPUC – and please let us all play our part in this campaign.