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News and Links to media coverage on Rally and March to commemorate 6.7 million aborted children on 40th Anniversary of Abortion Law

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We thank God for using The Rally so powerfully

Saturday 27th October, the 40th anniversary of the abortion law in the United Kingdom, an estimated 2000 people stood outside Parliament to listen to speakers including an MP, Pro life group leaders and a 17 year old girl who was nearly aborted.

The rain held off as many gathered to listen to opening speech by MP Jim Dobbin. Jim Dobbin, a member of the All Party Pro Life committee, recounted his view of how the Abortion bill initially became law in 1967. He ended by saying he felt the mood was changing in the nation, particularly by a new generation of doctors who are voting with their feet, and increasingly refusing to get involved in performing terminations for women.

Marion Bletchley a mother, gave a moving testimony of her choice to have an abortion many years ago which she has grown to regret ever since. Citing little opportunity to really discuss the options at the time, and peer pressure as a young working lady, she has latterly come to realise that she wishes she hadn’t made the choice she did. She later found herself pregnant again but this time chose to not abort and, despite difficulties, raised that child as a single mum.

Antoinette, a 17 year old - born to a disabled mum who was advised to terminate early in her pregnancy - took the microphone and proudly listed her artistic achievements and exam results. As she spoke she was a visual prophecy of what could have been many millions of times over for the children that have been lost to abortion since 1967. She pleaded that the government listen and realise that time had come to end abortion


March & Services

After further speeches from Pastor Ade Omooba, Julia Millington from Pro Life Party and Andrea Williams from Christian Concern for our Nation/Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship the crowd started a march towards Westminster Cathedral where the cathedral was packed for a service of commemoration. A powerful service also took at Westminster Chapel where the preacher Greg Haslem challenged the Church to stand for Truth in a society which had let go of biblical values.


Excellent Media Coverage

Throughout the day the event got excellent media coverage, with BBC News 24 and Sky News covering the story repeatedly over the day.

You can watch and read media reports of the event on our new CCFONtv Media Centre web page – including the reports from BBC & Sky, as well as links to the news paper articles from Sunday 28th’s editions at

http://www.ccfon.org/ccfontv.php

We have also uploaded an 11 minute video of the event showing many clips from the rally and march, including an interview from Andrea Williams. This is also on the CCFONtv Media Centre webpage above.

A selection of photos from the event can also be seen online on our website. http://www.ccfon.org/picturesoct7.php

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