What if my baby won’t survive?

Many parents who received this news and continued their pregnancy to term say the chance to hold and care for their child, even if just for a few moments, helped them to grieve and heal after their child passed away. […]

What if I’ve had an abortion?

There is no sin that God’s mercy cannot reach. The forgiveness of God cannot be denied to anyone who approaches the Sacrament of Confession with a sincere heart in order to obtain reconciliation with the Father. At the close of […]

Should abortion be a choice?

When it comes to the right to choose, there is a tendency to forget that there is another person involved, an innocent person who has no choice and who depends entirely on others for protection. Abortion is the direct and […]

What if the baby dies?

If a baby dies as a result of life-saving medical treatment to save the life of a pregnant woman it is extremely sad and a tragic outcome. If the intention of the doctor is not to 
directly and intentionally end […]

What is the view of the Church?

The Church teaches that life is sacred from conception to natural death and there is no such thing as a life without value. This belief is based on reason as well as faith. She rejects the suggestion that any person […]

When does a baby’s heart start to beat?

The first few weeks are the most rapid time of development of a new human life. The baby’s beating heart has been recorded as early as 21 days after conception – this is sometimes before mum discovers she is pregnant!

Does life begin at conception?

Yes. But this is not just a question of belief – it’s a scientific fact. At the moment of conception, a new, unique human being with his or her own DNA comes into existence. In recent years, amazing advances in […]