Monday, 10 November 2014

Connie and Mary defend right in Supreme Court not to participate in abortion

People from around the world are keeping the Glasgow midwives Mary and Connie in their prayers this week - including the sisters of the Holy Family Sisters of the Needy in Nigeria.

Tomorrow, Mary Doogan and Connie Wood, two senior midwives from Glasgow, are going to the Supreme Court in London to defend their right not to be involved with abortions.

Antonia Tully, SPUC's Safe at School co-ordinator, met Sister MaryLucy, pictured left, at the pro-life conference in Abuja, Nigeria, earlier this year. Sister Mary Lucy told Antonia about their work with orphans and Antonia spoke about the work of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC). In particular Antonia asked the sisters to pray for Mary and Connie.

It was clear that Sister MaryLucy saw no division between her practical work in looking after orphaned and abandoned children and SPUC's work fighting for the lives of unborn children who have been foresaken by society.

Sadly in this country many people do not see that pro-life work supports the work of caring for neglected and rejected children in the poorest parts of the world.

Below is an email Sister MaryLucy sent to Antonia recently:
Hello Antonia!

Greetings to you in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

It's my pleasure writing you this morning to express our fondness for the work of saving life you are doing over there. We are all in the same boat fighting for the preservation and upliftment of life.

May God strengthen you in all your endeavours.

Cheers. God bless you.

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