|40 Days for Life: Bearing witness to the right to life of the unborn child|
'Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array?'
Tomorrow, on Friday 30th March, the 38th day of the pro-life vigil outside BPAS in Bedford Square, London will take place. Bishop Alan Hopes will be there in the evening from 7 - 8.30pm.
The 'Battle of Bedford Square' will be a spiritual battle and 40 Days for Life need our prayers. It is promised by such groups as Abortion Rights that an opposing demonstration supporting abortion will be taking place on the same day, in the same place, in response, presumably, to the success of the 40 Days for Life campaign.
Pray too for all expectant mothers and their unborn children and let's not forget also to pray for the doctors whose consciences have been seared by their profession that they may turn away from this evil, as well as our other enemies, those who will be turning out to protest against 40 Days for Life. It is said that the Abortion Rights group have gathered a large number set to turn out in opposition to 40 Days for Life. 40 Days for Life expect to be dramatically outnumbered. Abortion Rights appear to be wanting to turn their counter-demonstration into a 'celebration of abortion and women's rights'. Given that the vast majority of people in the UK believe abortion to be 'highly regrettable', that is an approach that may just backfire.
Two letters today appeared in The Guardian, one from the SPUC's Education and Publicity Manager, defending the work of the SPUC in schools and one from a lady called Professor Wendy Savage heading a group of fellow workers, research fellows and gynaecologists who are very concerned that the nature of the public debate on abortion is changing, thanks in particular to The Telegraph's investigation into 'gendercide'. According to Wikipedia:
It looks like Professor Savage (apt name) may have been a back-street abortionist in New Zealand before the law was 'liberalised'. Looks to me like one of my more recent guitar efforts might just as well have been written about her. From the back-street, to the front-street, to the GMC and the BMI. Really, her signature is quite telling because that's the real story of abortion in the UK. Pray and offer up your Friday penance for the work of 40 Days for Life. They will have a good escort in the Blessed Mother of God, Mary Most Holy, destroyer of all heresies and protectress of the unborn.
'Professor Wendy Savage (born 12 April 1935 in Surrey) is a British gynaecologist, and advocate and campaigner of women's rights in childbirth and fertility.
Dr Savage read medicine at Girton College, Cambridge. She qualified in 1960 and was the first woman consultant to be appointed in obstetrics and gynaecology at The London Hospital. She has worked in the United States of America, Nigeria, Kenya, and New Zealand. In New Zealand she set up an abortion service before the law was liberalised. She was an elected member of the General Medical Council for more than 16 years. She was shortlisted for the BMJ Group Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.'