Carragher's autobiography gives witness to his mother's faith. I meet many women who are pressurised into terminating their pregnancy. It is particularly hard for them to battle to defend their unborn child's life when the medical establishment claims that, in the eyes of the world, there is something 'wrong' with that child. Fortunately many of them are strong enough to resist.
In the opening pages of his book, this is what Carragher has to say -
if my mum hadn't been a Roman Catholic,
due to complications halfway through her pregnancy.
the spinal cord. She was too religious to consider abortion,
no matter how disabled I'd be.
She's the rock on which my family is built.
I owe everything to that decision
she took thirty years ago'.