In October it will be 50 years since the 1967 Abortion Act was passed. That anniversary will be marked in various ways. This year’s Day for Life provides us with an opportunity to pray for and remember all lives lost before birth and to offer practical and emotional support to women and men worried and concerned about an unexpected pregnancy. For those who have had an abortion, this anniversary year is a reminder that 50 years on: “there is no sin that God’s mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seeking to be reconciled with the Father” (Pope Francis, Apostolic Letter, Misericordia et misera, 12).
There will be a special collection next Sunday to support Day for Life. The proceeds will go to The Anscombe Bioethics Centre and other Church supported life activities.