Well done to all those who hosted counter-protests, donated to pro-choice education and generally didn’t let 40 Days For Life get away with their misinformation and stigmatisation of abortion.
They’ll be back next year so keep an eye on this Tumblr for updates.
You’ve raised over £500 for the Education For Choice project which provides young people with evidence based information about abortion Thanks for all your support! If you want to make a donation, it’s not too late…http://www.justgiving.com/40daysofchoice
Just saw this on the Good Counsel Network Facebook page (they are currently holding a 40 days ‘vigil’ in London and run a dodgy pregnancy counselling centre). OUR EVIL HAS NO LIMIT!
Also, don’t want to boast or anything but yes, we’ve raised £423 for Education For Choice so far (and they’ve raised just £85).
They seem riled. It’s working: http://www.justgiving.com/40daysofchoice
From the Abortion Rights Cardiff group - standing up for reproductive rights against 40 Days bullies! Get in there!
So there were 5 anti-choice protesters outside BPAS in Stratford today. We thought we’d be nice and obscure their faces (with, of course, kitty pics).
If you want to #PissOffAPicket help us out by donating for each protester. If you’re in any of the other towns 40 Days for Life are bothering (Leeds, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Leamington Spa) send us in photos or numbers and we can post it up here!
Thanks for all your donations so far - all monies go to the lovely Education for Choice project which gives pro-choice education workshops to young people.
With thanks to Katy Ladbrook for this image.
Please make a donation to support our chosen pro-choice charity during 40 Days For Life: http://www.justgiving.com/40daysofchoice
Pro-choice groups aren't going to let prayer vigil-season kick off with a protest -
On Wednesday the bi-annual 40 Days for Life campaign started. Again. The pro-life prayer vigils are held outside abortion clinics around the world and the group is known for harassing and intimidat…
Vice covers the opening event of 40 Days For Life in Stratford, which pro-choice activists from Bloomsbury Pro-choice Alliance, Feminist Fightback and other groups went along to protest. Some good pics!
Here is one of the leaflets 40 Days for Life are handing out to people outside abortion clinics in the UK. They say they can ‘provide you with sound medical advice’ and then go on to give false information about abortion like claiming it gives people breast cancer and makes them infertile.
Also, particularly nasty is the suggestion that having an abortion will cause suicidal thoughts, eating disorders and drug abuse and 'damage to maternal instinct and to bonding process with any other children you have'.
Take a stand against lying to pregnant people about their bodies and support our campaign.
There were only two people praying outside the Stratford bpas clinic today. And they were keeping to themselves, so that’s nice.
Help us #PissOffAPicket by making a donation to support pro-choice, non-judgemental education about pregnancy in schools: http://www.justgiving.com/40daysofchoice
So the 40 Days for Life ‘vigil’ in Twickenham is being run by a group called Good Counsel Network. They run a pregnancy counselling centre in London which has so far had two Advertising Standards Agency rulings against it for misleading the public. They have also been shown to give extreme misinformation to those visiting the centre.
Here are some of their recent tweets to show you what we’re talking about:
We don’t stigmatise people. Abortion remains the most disgusting attack on woman and her baby.
— Good Counsel Network (@GoodCounselNet) September 27, 2013
These people offer COUNSELLING to pregnant women - with a 'special service' for teenagers. Definitely not providing impartial, non-judgemental support then.
We’re still not ignoring 48 studies that found a link between abortion and breast cancer because you want us to @40DaysofChoice— Good Counsel Network (@GoodCounselNet) September 27, 2013
Trying to establish link between abortion and breast cancer is getting really tired. Here is what Cancer Research UK has to say:
"Pregnancies that end in miscarriage or abortion do not increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer"
@tjathurman Thanks for the prayers. We have been working hard to give her other good choices. And abortion *is* also domestic violence.— Good Counsel Network (@GoodCounselNet) August 17, 2013
Well, *that’s* offensive isn’t it?
Is it worth getting into an argument with anti-choicers outside clinics?
Just make a donation to a fab pro-choice charity instead: http://www.justgiving.com/40daysofchoice
(thanks bimadewunmi for tweeting this Maya Rudolph GIF)