Thursday, 8 January 2015

Alison Davis would have been 60 today

Alison Davis, who ran SPUC's work for the disabled for three decades and who was a worldwide public figure through her personal witness to the sanctity of human life, would have been 60 today.

Alison, in the lives she saved, and in the lives she turned around, changed history. May she rest in peace.

Without her work, the most defenceless of all human beings - anencephalic babies, for example - would have been deprived of their greatest champion. Her powerful writings and her talks on anencephalic babies and on other people with disabilities (who are so often completely rejected, not least by people of power, particularly before birth and/or at the end of their lives) will be read, I believe, in centuries to come.

To mark the occasion, Colin Harte, her full-time carer for 24 years, has published a moving blogpost.

Celebrate Alison's birth by reading it.

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