DELEGATES to this weekend's Society for the Protection of Unborn Children conference will be urged to carry out a nationwide door-to-door leafleting campaign to highlight the reality of current abortion legislation.
The campaign will focus on the fact that last year's changes to the abortion law mean that handicapped babies can now be aborted up to birth.
Among speakers at the conference will be Stephen Mosher, an American scholar, who has written a book about China's forced abortion policy. Others scheduled to speak include Dr Katme, the president of the Islamic Medical Association, Ken Hargreaves MP, and the Revd Steven Foster of the SPUC evangelical division.
Dr John McLean and Catherine Francoise will address the conference, which is being held at Newcastle University, on the abortion drug RU486 and Stuart Honien, lecturer in law at Leicester University, will outline legislation relating to embryo research in other European countries.
Mrs Phyllis Bowman, SPUC's national director, said the conference would also discuss the organisation's boycott of products manufactured by the makers of R11486, Roussel Uclaf. She said she thought the meeting would be "one of the liveliest we've had for many years".