Commemoration of 50 Years of Abortion
10 Jan 2018
On the morning of the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act, representatives from pro-
May our indignant sorrow today be outdone by courageous hope, and may our current and future efforts secure a Britain in which those who succeed us are able to celebrate the ultimate and glorious triumph of human life”.
Sarah Haire, who was one of those who attended the commemoration event, said:
“I was really glad to be there for the Minute’s Silence and for Lord Alton’s speech. It was deeply moving to be reminded of both the human cost of the killing that abortion always entails. I really feel that with enough effort, we can inform the rest of the country about the humanity of the unborn child, establish adequate support for mothers in unplanned pregnancy, and create a society in which everyone is included and loved”. (As quoted by Right to Life)
Right to Life Executive Officer Peter D. Williams, said: “Today is a day of great sadness and indignation due to the national shame of abortion. Millions of our fellow Britons have died due to a culture that prefers the easy false compassion of abortion, over the harder but real humanity of supporting pregnant mothers and their unborn children in unplanned and difficult pregnancies......Despite this, we may have great hope for the future. With public awareness of the humanity of the unborn child greater than ever before, as well as ever-
Chief Executive of SPUC John Smeaton said: "It was very good to stand shoulder to shoulder with other pro-
On Saturday 28th October organisation CARE hosted a gathering at the Emmanuel Centre in London to commemorate the 50th Anniversary, to pray about the loss of unborn life, to show solidarity towards women and men who have been affected by abortion and to revitalise efforts to stop further liberalisation of abortion laws. Some of those who contributed were Lord Alton of Liverpool, MP Fiona Bruce, Noel Robinson and Blue Apple Theatre and the evening was a mix of information, theatre performances, music, prayer, a time of reflection and a time of mobilising for the future.
27th October 2017 also marked the beginning of six months of remembrance and public education by Right To Life and other groups.
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