Thursday 20 October 2011

Support big day of pro-life outreach in east London this Saturday

Meet at Stratford tube station, 11am
This Saturday SPUC together with 40 Days for Life, and various local churches and mosques, will gather in Stratford, east London for what 40 Days for Life are calling “the biggest day of pro-life outreach in decades.” The day is being organised by Daniel Blackman, a research officer for SPUC and member of the 40 Days for Life London organising team.

This day of pro-life outreach with 40 Days for Life coincides with a larger campaign by SPUC to have a newly-opened BPAS abortion facility shut down before it starts doing abortions. Shockingly, BPAS has been opened on the ground floor of a residential block of flats. Having spoken to the residents several times, it is appalling that it appears that One Housing, the responsible housing association, did not inform or consult their own tenants. Newham Council only sent one standard letter briefly mentioning a proposed “clinic”.

Major concerns surround the location: the seemingly secretive way BPAS has been allowed to open, issues surrounding “clinical waste”, and of course the killing of unborn children in an area that already has the highest abortion rate in Britain. Stratford will be one of the key areas hosting the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, events celebrating life, whilst BPAS in the same area will be aiming to extinguish life.

The day starts at 11am, with pro-lifers meeting outside the main entrance of Stratford tube station. They will then head over to the BPAS centre, where Alan Craig, former Christian Peoples Alliance leader and ex-Newham councillor, will say a few words to help launch the day. Fr. Mark Swires of the Catholic diocese of Brentwood will lead the group in prayer. Also, many Muslims from east London are expected, following efforts by Dr. Majid Katme of SPUC Muslims, who has written to dozens of mosques and Islamic centres calling on Muslims to take a stand for the unborn. The day ends at 2.30pm.

Contact Daniel Blackman for more details about the day and the campaign: or 07738 714201.

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