ABORTION: HELP IS AVAILABLE
For anyone who has had to go through an abortion, a message from the Catholic Church:
'The Church is aware of the many factors which may have influenced your decision, and she does not doubt that in many cases it was a painful and even shattering decision....The Father of mercies is ready to give you his forgiveness and his peace in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. To the same Father and his mercy you can with sure hope entrust your child.'
Pope (now Saint) John Paul II
Services For Anyone Affected By Abortion
For any woman who is considering abortion or who finds herself in a difficult situation it is important to know that there are people willing to listen and help. This is also the same for fathers, grandparents and anyone else affected by abortion.
There can be no bigger decision than a decision involving abortion and we feel it appropriate to let people know that help is available.
The Sisters of the Gospel of Life
The Sisters of the Gospel of Life is a local organisation based in Glasgow. They are always willing to listen and to help in whatever way they can, anyone affected by abortion. This may be someone who is considering abortion or someone who has just had an abortion and needs someone to talk to.
Although this is a Catholic organisation it is far from exclusively Catholic or Christian and is open to anyone.
They provide a helping hand at a time of real need.
Abortion Recovery Care and Helpline
This service, based in Glasgow, provides help to anyone affected by abortion, including mothers, fathers, grandparents; anyone who has been touched by the abortion process.
Includes one-to-one or group counselling as well as telephone counselling.
Rachel's Vineyard is a service for women who have had an abortion, and also men affected by abortion, and is seen as an opportunity to 'renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion', offering a 'supportive, confidential, non-judgemental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions.'
'Healing the pain of abortion - one weekend at a time.'
Fetal Cell Microchimerism - an opportunity for post-abortive healing
A part of every child lives on in its mother and even in its younger siblings, even though that child may have been aborted or miscarried. Click here to read more.
There are other links where help is available and they can be found by clicking the link, below, which will take you to the SPUC website.