In just one month, 13 beautiful babies have been saved from abortion by the work of GiannaCare, a Dublin-based pregnancy counselling and care centre who are focused on reaching out to women right at the abortion referral clinic door. In January just past, 13 mothers decided against abortion when they were offered the compassionate support offered by GiannaCare, who say that women and their babies deserve this support and care. Volunteers with GiannaCare reach out to women who are often seeking abortion referral at Marie Stopes in fear and panic, and show them that there is a better life-affirming answer.
This year, once again, volunteers from all around the world took part in the tremendous 40 Days for Life campaign. The campaign - which takes place in 23 countries on 6 continents - is a community based effort which works to show local communities the consequences of abortion through outreach, prayer, and fasting.
This year, once again, volunteers from all around the world took part in the tremendous 40 Days for Life campaign. The campaign - which takes place in 23 countries on 6 continents - is a community based effort which works to show local communities the consequences of abortion through outreach, prayer, and fasting. The centerpiece of this extraordinary effort is the vigil that pro-life volunteers hold day after day in front of abortion clinics or abortion referral centres. The volunteers visible presence is a sign for the women going in and, additionally, pray constantly for the mothers entering the facility, the innocent children at risk of being killed, and the clinic workers.
Although he lived outside the womb for just four hours, baby Shane Haley gained almost one million followers on Facebook and garnered the attention of the world’s media due the innovative “bucket list” of fun activities or significant locations his parents took him to while he was still in the womb. Baby Shane had been prenatally diagnosed with anencephaly, a diagnosis his parents described as “devastating”.
This past week Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa, of the cutting-edge, outspoken, and frequently hilarious pro-life group, New Wave Feminists, wrote a touching and inspiring tribute to her son on his 15th birthday. Her son was born from a crisis pregnancy which Destiny experienced, when she was 16 but she stresses that she “didn’t save my son by choosing life. He saved me”.
Great news for women and babies in the North as a new life affirming pregnancy care centre is opening this October in Belfast to serve women facing unexpected pregnancies.
Stanton Healthcare Belfast has a mission: to provide the best possible medical care, as well as practical support, that women require as they attempt to navigate the obstacles many mothers face when confronted with an unexpected pregnancy. Stanton's mission is to provide care for mothers during pregnancy as well as to give them the support they need in order to choose life for their babies.
This week we are so delighted to share two beautiful and encouraging stories of mothers and babies saved from abortion. The wonderful ladies in Gianna Care received this post from a young mother who they had been supporting through her pregnancy, and who had given birth to a beautiful baby boy.
Most of you will have received your pro-life window stickers before Christmas with one of two powerful pro-life messages to share with the world. While it's been great to get all the cheery messages and photos of the stickers going mobile, some people don't put up their window sticker.
Some good news to share as we approach Christmas: 32 babies and mothers have been saved from abortion by pro-life volunteers working right on the frontline: at the abortion agency door in Dublin. Despite the fact that the horrific and cruel abortion law was passed this summer, it hasn't held pro-life work back in the slightest and, in fact, the pro-life movement seems to have become more determined than ever.
A recent Drivetime report on RTÉ radio made a powerful case for perinatal hospice as an alternative to abortion and is well worth listening to if you missed it first time around. Two mothers featured on the Every Life Counts website were interviewed about their love and loss, and, along with Niamh Uí Bhriain of the Life Institute, they emphasised the importance of every life and the pressing need to establish Perinatal Hospice Care in every maternity hospital in Ireland.
A REVIEW of maternal deaths, spanning 60 years in the country's main maternity hospitals, has found no recorded case of a woman taking her own life because she was pregnant, writes Eilish O'Regan. The review was led by Mater Hospital psychiatrist Professor Patricia Casey, who said every death from 1950 to 2011 was examined.