Archive for the ‘ARCH’ Category

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 […]

Katie Spicers’ pain is quite clear throughout her article “I’m Childless at 42 and Haunted by the baby I aborted at 18”.  We read of the circumstances that led her to abort her 9week old unborn baby and her life since.  Im-childless-42-haunted-baby-I-aborted-18.html She writes movingly.  From a prolife point of view one hopes that the article will […]

The Letter


John Smeaton, the Director of SPUC publicised on his blog, a film by a young student film maker,  Caitlin McInnis this week who has made a film out a letter written by a woman had an abortion 10years previously.  It is amazing to hear the powerful words expressed by the writer who hasn’t written it […]