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Abortion Act anniversary today

Today marks the 55th anniversary of the Abortion Act coming into effect in 1968 – six months after it received Royal Assent.  

Since then, a staggering 10,135,618 unborn babies have lost their lives to abortion across England, Wales, and Scotland.

Every one of these abortions represents a collective failure of our society to protect the lives of babies in the womb and a failure to offer full support to women with unplanned pregnancies.


To mark this anniversary, we are encouraging people around the country to post an anniversary commemoration graphic to their social media profiles.

This is a small way that people can commemorate the lives lost, along with helping more people around the country know of this tragic day.

With each campaign graphic, we have also included a link to a special webpage that has more information about this tragic day and the negative impact abortion has had on the country. 

It also includes informative videos and highlights polling, which shows the general population wants increased protections for unborn babies and more support for mothers facing unplanned pregnancies, rather than the wholesale removal of legal safeguards around abortion.

This will help people who see the graphic find out more about the abortion issue and the facts surrounding the debate on life issues.

To view this article and have the opportunity to share one of the campaign graphics on social media, please click the button below.