CARE for Scotland has joined forces with other church and faith groups to oppose any attempts to extend abortion time-limits in Scotland.
The team in Scotland will work with the Free Church of Scotland, the Catholic Church in Scotland, SPUC Scotland and others in the “Don’t Stop A Beating Heart” campaign.
Under the Scotland Bill, powers over abortion will be devolved to the Scottish Parliament later this year.
Despite assurances from the First Minister that there are no plans to extend the current time-limit, calls have already been made for the current time limit of 24 weeks to be extended, even up to the point of birth.
CARE for Scotland Parliamentary Officer Dr Gordon Macdonald said: “We are concerned that the arrival of new powers over abortion could be used to extend the time-limits here in Scotland and CARE for Scotland is strongly opposed to any further liberlisation.
“CARE for Scotland has joined with other pro-life organisations in the Don’t Stop A Beating Heart campaign in a clear and demonstrative show of solidarity and strength to help provide a voice for the voiceless and to defend the rights of the unborn child.”
John Deighan Chief Executive of SPUC Scotland and campaign co-ordinator said: “Already, well in advance of the transfer of legislative authority, we are hearing a clamour for further extension of the existing, excessively liberal law.
“In response to these deeply disconcerting demands, pro-life supporters from different backgrounds, people of faith and none, in addition to concerned organisations and individuals have decided that we must stand together in the face of this onslaught.”