Archive for the ‘disability’ Category

An MS patient in Inverness has deferred his plans to end his life at an assisted suicide clinic in Switzerland, after another MS patient contacted him and encouraged him to seek more support. This contact and support has given him a new optimism about life. A video about this story can be viewed on the BBC website: […]


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 9: But what if the baby is going to be disabled or have a short life expectancy?


With all the recent press regarding the new test for mother’s who may be carrying a child with Down’s Syndrome let’s remind ourselves of what’s important.  This video says it all and I love it!


*taken from SPUC Scotland**   By Rachel McKenzie Posted December 18, 2015 Andrew Waters loved to dance, and swim.  He took part in drama groups.  He was loved by his family and friends.   At 51, Andrew, like many people with Down Syndrome, and without it, he had the onset of early dementia.  So he […]


*taken from spucscotland.org*   THE DIFFERENCE BEING BORN MAKES Thirty weeks I’d been around And still no-one really wanted me Just for myself, as I was. Not my dad; He’d just said “Get rid of it” When my mother told him, “It’s me or it.” She hesitated, And he walked out. Out of her life […]


A truly sad decision for unborn children occurred last week.  Here is SPUC’s take on the situation and what the future might hold for abortion legislation.   BELFAST 30 November 2015: The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), the UK’s leading pro-life organisation, says that the ruling by the High Court that Northern […]


It is surprising to see the online section of The Daily Mail newspaper supporting the Irish campaign change the law on abortion in Ireland.  Usually this newspaper has some excellent prolife articles which are frequently referred to on this blog.  It is a worrying change and demonstrates how the situation in Ireland is under pressure from […]


Marys Meals Charity feeds 1 million children every day. Rachel had the pleasure of meeting Mary’s Meals Founder, Magnus McFarlane Barrow this week (Fr Nicky Welsh pictured right).


No matter who you are or what you believe in, it’s clear that Jaxon’s tiny footprints will have a lasting impression on this world, and that he has already touched and inspired more lives in one year than most of us ever will in our lifetime’. This story in the health section of The Daily […]


I’m not sure when this prize was awarded exactly,  but it is such a positive sign in the world, a bit like when Blessed Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize all those years ago.  A post to make you feel the world is not such a bad place after all!     Thibault  de […]