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Towns across Britain see street vigils against abortion

4 May 2011

Towns across Britain see street vigils against abortion London, 4 May 2011: 45 cities and towns across Britain have seen street vigils against abortion.

On Saturday (30 April) local pro-life activists marked the 43rd anniversary of the Abortion Act coming into force, forming human chains alongside major roads.

The participants stood in silence for two hours, holding placards with pro-life messages, including the hurt caused to women by abortion.

The vigils were organised by local branches of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC).

High-resolution photographs for publication from the vigil can be seen and downloaded below: * Ashford: photos 01 , 02 * Banff: photo * Congleton: photos 01 , 02 * Milton Keynes: photos 01 , 02 * Newcastle upon Tyne: photo * Nottingham (16 April): photos 01 , 02 , 03 , 04 * Plymouth: photo * Preston: photo * Stevenage: photos 01 , 02 * Torbay: photo Media outlets have reported on the vigils in: * Cardiff [Wales Online, 2 May ] * Crosby [Crosby Herald, 28 April ] * Huddersfield [Huddersfield Daily Examiner, 3 May ] * Leicestershire [This is Leicestershire, 2 May ] * Lincoln [This is Lincolnshire, 2 May ] * Stevenage [106JackFM, 30 April ] Note for editors: 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).

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