Friday, 25 May 2012

The women Victoria Derbyshire didn't meet.

Clare and Stuart of the Good Counsel Network really do walk the pro life talk. In fact, they don't seem to do very much "talk" at all. They're too busy getting on with the business of walking alongside women who find themselves in the most desperate circumstances imaginable. In some cases they will continue to walk alongside them for years. Many of the women they help are those for whom the idea of "choice" is an ironically cruel slogan. Alone and with no means of support whatsoever, some of the women who come to them feel they have "no choice" but to end their pregnancies. This is a post I was sent about some women they have helped. I am happy to share it here.
One that got away - A Baby Whose Mum Chose Life after Visiting an Abortuary You will probably have heard by now about this programme at 10am today on BBC Radio 5 Live; "Victoria [Derbyshire] speaks to doctors, nurses and patients live from an abortion clinic [sic]. It is hard to believe that this will be anything other than a bit of pro-death propaganda. No doubt some of the tragedy of abortion may come through, but it will be presented as a necessary evil, and a better option than raising a child in difficult circumstances - ultimately a good thing for society, but hard. That's our bet anyway. If you are listening-in, please don't hesitate to give some feedback to provide balance. The details are: Call 0500 909693 [free from most landlines; other networks may vary]. Text: 85058 [standard message rate]. Email: Victoria@bbc.co.uk. Twitter: @vicderbyshire. If you would like to hear the other side of the story, the real help that women need, and what it is like for a woman who changes her mind at the abortuary doorstep, or what it is like for those who go through the abortion because they have no other choice, or if you want to hear from someone who spends her life providing real help to women in crisis pregnancies, read on. Robert Colquhoun of 40 Days for Life, has interviewed 4 such women at the Good Counsel Centre. Here are interviews with two women who turned around on the doorsteps of the abortuary, because Catholics were there to offer them help, when both felt had that they had no choice. http://www.divshare.com/download/17571772-a3d (10 minutes) & http://www.divshare.com/download/17571864-4dc (20 minutes) This third women has had an abortion and needs her vioce to be heard. Please send this link to everyone you know; http://www.divshare.com/download/17571931-cd3 (20 minutes) Finally here is Ronni a volunteer with Good Counsel; http://www.divshare.com/download/17571913-6ce (11 minutes) To give Mums-to-be a real chioce involves a lot of time, money and prayer, - we don't have enough of any of these to help all the turnarounds currently needing our help - if we all do our bit to help, even more lives will be saved. Please spread the word.
Clare and Stuart McCullough

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