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Pro life campaigners to hold nationwide street witness this Saturday 30 April

27 April 2011

Pro-life campaigners to hold nationwide street witness this Saturday 30 April 27 April 2011: Pro-life campaigners will give silent witness to unborn babies killed in the 43 years since the implementation of the Abortion Act, as well as to the hurt caused to women by abortion.

This Saturday 30 April, supporters of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) will form a chain, standing at intervals holding placards which bring home the reality of abortion.

The event is known as the Pro-life Chains and will be held from 11am till 1pm.

The 1967 Abortion Act came into effect on 27 April 1968.

Since then, over seven million unborn children have been killed through registered abortion in Britain.

This figure does not include abortions which may be caused by birth control drugs and devices.

Nor does it include the number of embryos destroyed or discarded during and after in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).

The full list of locations for the event is listed below.

Media outlets are welcome to send a reporter and/or photographer to cover the event.

Media and supporters interested in the event should contact Tony Mullett, the event's national organiser on (01772) 258580 or at tonymullett@spuc.org.uk Chains will take place at the following towns on Saturday 30 April 2011, 11am to 1pm, unless otherwise stated: * Ashford * Ashton-under-Lyne - Sunday 1 May * Balsall Common * Banff * Bath * Bedford - Saturday 21 May * Bideford * Birmingham, Edgbaston * Birmingham, Erdington * Birmingham, Handsworth - 12pm to 2pm * Brecon - Saturday 7 May * Bristol * Cardiff * Cheltenham * Chester * Chorley * Congleton * Cwmbran * Eccles * Edinburgh * Enniskillen * Farnham * Godalming * Guildford * Huddersfield * Hull * Kensington * Lincoln * Liverpool, Crosby * Liverpool, Wavertree * Llanelli * Milton Keynes * Narborough * Newcastle under Lyme * Newcastle upon Tyne * Paignton * Peterborough - Saturday 7 May * Plymouth * Preston * Sale * Salisbury * Sheffield * Shipley * Stevenage * Swansea * Telford * Uddingston - Saturday 7 May * Uxbridge * Vale of Glamorgan * Worthing


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