SPUC writes to Sajid Javid
2 May 2018
Michael J Robinson, Director of Communication and Campaigns at SPUC Scotland, has written to the new Home Secretary, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP.
Dear Mr Javid,
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your recent appointment as Home Secretary.
As you begin your new role, we understand you will have an inbox overflowing not just with pressing matters.
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children is the world’s oldest and UK’s largest pro-life organisation. We are deeply concerned about the future of pro-life vigils outside abortion facilities. These vigils offer last-minute help to vulnerable women as they approach the abortion clinic. Every year hundreds of women take advantage of this help offered by pro-life volunteers.
Indeed, there are children today who owe their very lives to the care and compassion of these volunteers. Women who have found themselves in difficult circumstances, are offered a real choice and a chance to keep their baby.
The UK has a proud history of respecting freedom of expression and we would hope that the government continues to respect and protect this right to pray and offer help to women outside abortion facilities.
We are still waiting for your department to report on the consultation: "Abortion Clinic Protests". It is even more important for us to know what, if any, recommendations your department will make to the Government in the light of the decision by Ealing Council to implement a PSPO to outlaw help for women and public prayer.
We would welcome a response from you on this urgent matter.
With best wishes for your new role and Kind regards,
Michael J Robinson
Director of Communication and Campaigns
Michael J Robinson (Director of Communications and Campaigns) can be contacted on:
- 0141 221 2094