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SPUC initiative to mark 50 years of the Abortion Act.


2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act in Britain. Since 1967, legal abortion has taken the lives of more than 8.7 million unborn babies.


One initiative to bring attention to this anniversary has been a campaign organised by SPUC (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) in which supporters were asked to lobby their MPs by sending a protest postcard calling for an end to abortion in Britain.


The postcard has a photo of a young baby and the text: "1967-2017: 50 tragic years of abortion. Over 8.7 million babies killed in the womb. Unborn children are human too. Please act to end abortion now."


The delivery of these postcards began on 30th January and have been sent out to 532 MPs which is more than 80% of the 650 MPs in the House of Commons.

 

 Antonia Tully, SPUC spokeswoman has said:

“The vast majority of MPs are receiving a clear message from their constituents that they want an end to abortion in Britain. Thousands of people are asking their MP to recognise the humanity of unborn babies and to work to give these defenceless human beings the legal protection they deserve"...."Each of the postcards which will flood the House of Commons  has been signed by a person who is unhappy about abortion in this country.” (As quoted by SPUC)

 

It is the hope of SPUC that MPs will rise up to the challenge and sign up to SPUC's Pro-Life Pledge to show their desire to help protect unborn babies from abortion.

 

SPUC chief executive John Smeaton has said:

“By doing this MPs will be showing that they care about the weakest most vulnerable members of society. And that they will to work to protect these very young lives from abortion. This is an important part of our campaign to mark the 50th anniversary of legalised abortion in this country. Tens of thousands of people from throughout the nation are deeply concerned about abortion and the devastating consequences it has on both unborn babies and their mothers". (As quoted by SPUC)



https://www.spuc.org.uk/news/news-stories/2017/january/mps-swamped-with-avalanche-of-postcards-as-voters-protest-to-mark-50th-anniversary-of-abortion-act