Received in the post recently, from The Good Counsel Network:
"Each Christmas we send our newsletter to our supporters to ask for continued support, but also to say 'thank you'. On the front page of the Christmas newsletter we list the babies born that year. Through God's grace and your support, this year for the first time, the list runs over to the second page. This is because the number of women we have reached has gone up considerably, meaning many more women have been offered real alternatives to abortion.
The number of abortions nationally has also begun to drop over the last few years. In 2011 there were 196,082 abortions in England and Wales. In 2012 this dropped to 190,972, the lowest figure since 1997 (the year Good Counsel was founded). In London the figures have also been dropping. In 2003 there were almost 52,000 abortions in London. In 2012 this was down to just over 45,000.
As the number of abortions drops and the number of babies saved from abortion goes up, we need to see a large increase in our income, but we have not. At the moment, we need to raise £15,000 just to keep our heads above water. The last few months have been a real struggle. We never want to see a woman go for an abortion because we could not provide the help she needed to continue her pregnancy.
There are many charities asking for money. many may be worthy causes, but not many of them can send you a list of people's lives you have helped save. thank you for the lives you have helped to save so far this year, and please donate as much as you can so that we can save even more next year, with the help of God".