A small and peaceful, silent protest against abortion took place in Llanelli on Saturday (Apr 29) on Upper Robinson Street in Llanelli. Every year pro-life chains appear across the country to mark the passing of the Abortion Act coming into force in April 1968. The society for the protection of unborn children (SPUC) organise pro-life chains, which are designed to be a silent yet powerful witness to the sanctity of human life. They help to raise awareness of they claim, ‘the great evil of abortion’ as well as the harm it causes to mothers, fathers and society in general.
A pro-life chain consists of a continuous line of volunteers silently holding placards with pro-life slogans to the view of passing traffic and is normally organised by the local SPUC branch working together with SPUC headquarters. However, anyone can get in touch with the organisation’s HQ to organise a chain in their area.
The SPUC placards feature slogans which communicate the pro-life message in a way which they claim raises awareness that abortion is wrong, but also seeks to help those parents who have chosen, or may in the future choose, to abort their child. They claim that for this reason, the placards advertise the Abortion Recovery Care and Helpline (ARCH) telephone number – a helpline where assistance in the form of counselling is provided to those who are suffering to deal with the harm caused by abortion.
In the USA on April 28 and 29, pro-lifers across the country will hold the second annual National Day of Prayer and Protest against Planned Parenthood at hundreds of Planned Parenthood facilities from coast to coast, calling for an immediate end to the organisation’s federal funding. Find a location near you here. Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion chain and receives over $500 million from taxpayers every year. But pro-life leaders in Washington are now moving to end that government subsidy.