Archive for the ‘ARCH’ Category

Sr Roseann was delighted to attend part of the ARCH Befriender Training recently, to give an insight into how the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative can help a pregnant mother during a difficult pregnancy. ARCH is an important organisation who help to heal after an abortion experience. Please familiarise yourself with their work so you can […]

This year is the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act in the UK. Sr Roseann is answering 50 questions about abortion, to mark the 50th anniversary. Question 15: “I haven’t had an abortion but I was involved in someone else’s and now I feel awful but I have no-one I can […]

Let’s remember this when we pray for all those post-abortive mums, dads, grandparents and anyone affected by abortion.    

Next month there will be a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat in Scotland for people who are in need of healing due to an abortion decision. These weekend retreats can be very powerful and definitely aid the healing process for women and men hurt by abortion. With just over a month until the next one, would you […]

Silent No More


“I have a ‘no-regret’ policy when it comes to the way I live, but I cannot seem to shake the regret of my abortion. I have regretted it since before it even happened, but I know other women who have gone years before regret eventually came knocking. Trust me when I say this: Regret will […]

In amongst the chaos, pain and destruction that abortion brings lies the women who have had abortions.  Here at the Initiative Sr Andrea runs the Rachels Vineyard Retreats for women, men, grandparents – anyone affected by abortion.  So we were very interested in the short film made by an American, Peter Baklinski who has felt […]

Here is a moving story to remind us that there is so much unseen pain behind womens’ abortions. its-gonna-be-worth-it-all

Here’s a good article abortion-can-kick-start-vicious-cycle-of-repeat-pregnancies-abortions-uk-ex featuring a friend of the Initiatives’, Margaret Cuthill of ARCH (Abortion Recovery Care and Helpline) following up last weeks’ news of abortion statistics and news of some womens’ repeat abortions.  She links the repeat abortions to the trauma following the initial abortion and not just contraception failure.


Sometimes in the midst of fighting for life it is useful to have reassurance and words of wisdom to keep us focussed and inspired and Pope Benedict does this beautifully in his address recently to the Pontifical Academy for Life which can be accessed at pope-benedicts-address-to-the-pontifical-academy-for-life-assembly-on-infer and is well worth a read. Indeed it is a duty of the moral […]