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SPUC Protests Manchester Council Abortion Move

22 January 2018


The Society for the Protection of Unborn (SPUC) has condemned a motion put forward to Manchester City Council at the meeting this Wednesday (24th March) which is attacking pro-life vigils outside abortion clinics.

Antonia Tully, Director of Campaigns at SPUC, said, “Manchester City Council is repeating the false and evidence-free claims made by Ealing Council that ‘harassment and intimidation’ are taking place at peaceful pro-life vigils. Pro-life vigils are always conducted within the law and to the highest standards of respect and sensitivity to every woman entering the abortion clinic. There is absolutely no harassment or intimidation.”

John Marechal of the SPUC Manchester Region said: “It is quite wrong to label these peaceful vigils as ‘protests’. Local people simply pray quietly and offer help to any woman approaching the abortion clinic who wants support and advice.  Many children are alive today because of the help their mothers received through an encounter with a pro-life vigil”. 

Mr Marechal added: “The motion before Manchester City Council is trying to stop law-abiding citizens from offering help to vulnerable women”.   


For more information

Antonia Tully, SPUC Director of Campaigns and Fundraising, can be contacted on:

  • 07926007175

Or contact Dr Anthony McCarthy, SPUC Director of Education and Communications, on:

  • 020 7820 3144
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