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Pro lifers to hold sponsored vigil against TV abortion ads

3 June 2009

Pro-lifers to hold sponsored vigil against TV abortion ads London, 3 June 2009 - On 19 June members of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) will hold an all-day silent vigil outside the offices of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

The ASA is considering allowing abortion providers to advertise on television and radio .

Sponsorship for the vigil will go towards SPUC's campaign against the ASA's proposal.

Pete and Anne Fearon of SPUC Merseyside will be leading the vigil.

They have been married for 25 years and have six children, including two sets of twins.

Anne says: "Bringing up children these days is hard enough without the abortion industry targeting our sons and daughters and sending out the message that casual sex and abortion are perfectly okay. That's why I'm strongly in favour of SPUC's policy of reaching out to young people in their schools and I'm hoping the money we raise at the sponsored vigil will help them expand this vital service. "The whole family feel very strongly that allowing abortion to be advertised on TV will have a harmful effect on society in general and will lead to more unborn babies being destroyed and more women and girls suffering the after effects of abortion. "We will do all that we can to support SPUC's campaign to stop abortion adverts invading our homes."

A high resolution photograph of Anne, Pete, James and Catherine Fearon can be viewed and dowloaded at http://www.spuc.org.uk/support/fearons.jpg

People wishing to sponsor the vigil can donate securely online at http://www.spuc.org.uk/support/donating/


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