A PRO-life campaign took to the streets of Huddersfield to mark the anniversary of legalised abortions in the UK.
Huddersfield branch of The Society of Protection of Unborn Children gathered in a silent protest and displayed placards and banners to passing motorists and shoppers at Trinity Street, Huddersfield.
Branch chairman Barbara Madeja said: “We are the first pro-life organisation in the World and have been established more than 20 years.
“We have 30 members in Huddersfield and wider associates to offer support.
“As an organisation we are out in silent protest to provide a positive message of pro-life.
“We do not condemn women who have had abortions in the past and with our sister charity we are still helping some women come to terms with the affects.
“However we believe abortion should be illegal in the UK.
“Having an abortion can leave women with an emotional void that they can struggle with for years.”
She said the sister group ARCH had seen a rise in the number of women seeking help.
She added: “Abortion can’t be taught in schools and so we are swimming against the tide.”
The branch has supported the ‘Silent No More Campaign’ which aims to educate the public that abortion is harmful, to those who choose it, emotionally, physically and spiritually, and has lasting consequences.
The campaign has encouraged those who are ready to share their stories to join the society in being ‘Silent No More’.
Last month MPs debated in Parliament over whether the upper limit for abortions should be reduced from 24 to either 22 or 20 weeks.
MP Nadine Dorries’ hoped for amendment to the Abortion Act was defeated with no changes to the time limit for abortions.