Thursday, May 24, 2007

SPUC petition against infanticide for the disabled

Action, please: please sign and distribute this petition. It can be downloaded here (though not signed online).

From SPUC: The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has called for a debate on infanticide - i.e., the killing of newly born babies.

The RCOG is the body which represents doctors who perform abortions including abortions on babies up to birth. Disabled people, particularly those with conditions regarded as 'severe' will be both appalled and made afraid by the RCOG's call.

Already disabled babies are killed up to birth because of 'severe disability'. Once it is established that killing is acceptable on grounds of disability it is inevitable that it will spread to encompass increasing numbers of victims. The British pro-abortion philosopher John Harris has made the point that there is no ethical difference between killing unborn disabled children and killing those who are born. This is true, but his conclusion that therefore both are acceptable is false. Deliberate killing on grounds of disability is always wrong regardless of the age or status of the victim.

You can help raise awareness of this extremely serious attack directed against babies who are, or may become disabled, by taking part in our Petition Day on Saturday 2 June.

If you belong to a SPUC branch, please enquire about the branch's plans to promote and stage the Petition Day. If you are not in a branch then please contact Tony Mullett, our national branch development manager, on (01772) 258580 or email, for copies of the petition and details of how to promote it publicly.
Demo at the RCOG - 13 June

SPUC's group for disabled people and their carers, No Less Human, is
planning a demonstration at the headquarters of the Royal College of
Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in London and SPUC supporters are
invited to attend and present our petition to the RCOG at the

For more details please contact Linda Davidson at SPUC HQ on (020) 7222
5845, or email

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Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen