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.
40 Days for Life ‘vigils’ start today!
That’s right. We were at the BPCA opening event in Stratford last night, and pleased to see so many others turn up to support our right to access reproductive health care free from harassment.
From today, anti-choice protesters will be outside abortion clinics in London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds, Leamington Spa, Milton Keynes and Manchester. If you want to help us show them they’re not welcome, here’s what you can do:
- Make a donation! For every protester that turns up outside your local clinic, give a quid to pro-choice education project Education For Choice. Or just give a quid for every day they’re there!
- Promote the ‘piss-off a picket’ campaign by word of mouth and by sharing on social media. Use the hash-tag #PissOffAPicket to get us trending on Twitter!
- Email us firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @40DaysofChoice to keep us informed of what’s going on in your local area – help us count the picketers!
- Contact local press in your area to let them know about the campaign and how people can peacefully respond to anti-choice pickets near them.