A Winning Legacy: Help for 1,000 Unmarried Moms

GLASGOW, Scotland, MAY 20, 2004 (Zenit.org).- A program to encourage expectant mothers to give birth instead of having an abortion has now helped 1,000 women in Scotland.

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The Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative, which was set up seven years ago, offers support ranging from the provision of cots to financial help and advice on benefits and debt counseling, the Scotsman newspaper reported.

The program has continued its work despite the death of its figurehead, Cardinal Thomas Winning, in June 2001.

In Scotland, 7.4 per 1,000 girls aged 13 to 15 became pregnant in 2002. Of those, 57.5% had abortions or miscarriages.

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