Sign the petition against ABORT67

Posted on 18 April 2012


Posted on 17 April 2012
Holly Peacock
WVoN co-editor

As the abortion debate continues in the UK, the focus for many pro-choice supporters is now on the actions of anti-abortion group ABORT67.

The activist group, which is based in Brighton on England’s south coast, “seeks to change the way we think about abortion” and wants the reversal of the 1967 Abortion Act, which legalised abortions.

So far, their activities have included campaigning outside BPAS clinics, displaying images of aborted fetuses and speaking to women attending their abortion appointments.

If members of ABORT67 encourage a pregnant woman to cancel the termination it posts a message like this one to their facebook followers:

‘ANOTHER BABY SAVED AT WISTONS ABORTION CLINIC THIS MORNING. 40 Days for Life volunteer using an Abort67 sticker of aborted baby convinced a mother of 3 born children to not kill her unborn child.’

The Brighton Feminist Collective has started a petition asking organisations that support Abort67, whether directly or indirectly, to stop doing so and to condemn its intimidating and aggressive tactics.

These include the use of “graphic imagery”, “misinformation” and “physical encircling to try and prevent people from entering the clinic.”

Posted in: abortion, pro-choice, U.K.