Pro life activists stage silent protests
25 April 2005
Pro-life activists stage silent protests 25 April 2005 - Hundreds of supporters of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) gave silent witness on Saturday (the 23rd) to unborn babies killed since the passing of the Abortion Act in 1967, as well as to the hurt caused to women by abortion. More than 50 Pro-Life Chains were held throughout Britain and Northern Ireland. Activists stood at roadsides and at junctions holding placards which brought home the reality of abortion. The Abortion Act came into force on 27 April 1968, since when more than six million unborn children have been killed through registered abortion in Britain. This figure does not include abortions caused by birth-control methods such as intra-uterine devices and morning-after pills. Nor does it include the number of embryos destroyed or discarded during and after in vitro fertilisation. We have pictures of participants in Pro-Life Chains at: * Town Bridge, Godalming * near the Hilton hotel, junction of M1 and A508, Northampton (1.2MB file) * Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham * city centre, Plymouth , where the picture shows (from left) Mrs Christine Hudson, secretary to Plymouth SPUC and regional chairman, Miss Anna Hudson, branch member, Ms Mary Rimmer, branch member, and Mr Paul Gorman, supporter * Bankfield roundabout, Cottingley near Shipley * Churchyard Link Road, Stockton on Tees .