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English campaigners welcome new coalition to fight abortion extensions in Scotland

4 January 2016

London, 4 January 2016: Campaigners in England have welcomed the creation of a new group formed to fight the extension of abortion in Scotland.

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) in England says that the Don't Stop A Beating Heart coalition is crucial to ensuring that the devolution of abortion law from Westminster to Holyrood doesn't lead to more abortions.

Paul Tully, parliamentary director of SPUC in England, commented: "Although SPUC is neutral on questions of devolution, we are alarmed by the prospect of the Scottish Parliament voting for laws designed to channel more expectant mothers towards abortion. Already one in five Scottish babies doesn't survive the womb due to abortion.

"The Don't Stop A Beating Heart campaign is sending a crucial message that unborn children in Scotland, England and everywhere are members of the human family and therefore deserve to be protected equally by law. It would be a tragedy if greater recognition of Scottish nationhood led to more Scottish children being killed by abortion."

More information about the Don't Stop A Beating Heart coalition can be read in The Scotsman newspaper.

For more detailed comments or to request an interview with Paul Tully, please contact Anthony Ozimic, SPUC's Director of Communications, on:

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