A MILL Hill missionary led a nine-day fast for the unborn this week as scores of pro-life supporters took part in a march on Downing Street to mark the 25th anniversary of the Abortion Act.
Across the country, local prolife groups held vigils and demonstrations in memory of the 3,700,000 unborn children killed since the legalising of abortion in 1967.
The Government should be prepared to fund positive pregnancy counselling and postabortion support services, was the call of one leading pro-life charity.
The National Administrator of Life, Nuala Scarisbrick, launching a new report, Abortion 25 Years
On The Human Cost, announced an increased commitment to pregnancy advice and housing schemes.
"We want to convince the authorities that our care service has long since merited support from the public purse," she said.
Mill Hill Brother Duncan Macgilvray delayed his return to his mission in the Philippines in order to take part in a "marathon" fast along with the General Secretary of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, John Smeaton.
Br Duncan said: "When in God's name are people going to heed the words of Mother Teresa. when she said, 'the greatest threat to world peace is abortion'."
A letter of protest was presented to Prime Minister John Major by Conservative MP Ann Winterton and a delegation of Peers and MPs on Tuesday.
Their letter said: "Despite the fact that at the time Parliament was assured repeatedly that the Act was intended to open a door to abortion on request this, in fact, is the reality of the situation."
Supporters of SPUC in Wales held a candle-lit protest outside the Bupa Hospital in Pentwyn. Cardiff, where they read a list of fictitious names representing the 83,000 abortions carried out in Wales since 1967. In Scotland. Bishop John Mone of Paisley, joined hundreds of marchers in Glasgow.