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Pro-choice protests are popping up everywhere!

Supporters mobilise against SPUC’s ‘kerbside vigils’

Anti-choice group SPUC have announced that they will hold ‘pro-life chains’ in 50 towns around the country on Saturday, 28th April to mark 44 years since the implementation of the Abortion Act.

Fortunately, Abortion Rights is not alone in believing that the advent of safe, legal abortion in Great Britain is a cause for celebration. In fact, pro-choice supporters will be staging counter-protests in major towns and cities this weekend, to remind SPUC and anyone who sees them, that the majority of the UK population firmly supports a woman’s right to choose.

So why not join them, or stage your own counter-protest? It only takes a few friends and a facebook page to get started.

Here are the details of counter-protests organised so far. To add yours to the list email us the details or contact us on Twitter – we’re happy to spread the word!

Bath: 10.30am, Bath Abbey

Brighton: 10.30, Preston Park

Bristol: 10.30/11.00am, Bristol Hippodrome

Liverpool: 10.45am, Childwall Health Centre

Edinburgh, 11am, Usher Hall, Lothian Road

Sheffield, 10.30am Vulcan Road

Cardiff: 10.45am near Whitchurch high School on the A470

Newcastle: 11am, Tyne Bridge

Stevenage: 11am, Stevenage Station

Oxford: 12pm, Cornmarket (there’s no SPUC demo in Oxford, but it’s a good day to do some pro-choice leafletting anyway!)

So let’s make some noise on Saturday and tell anti-choice protesters to SPUC OFF!