Pat Boone THE twentieth anniversary of the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act next year will be marked by a nationwide campaign by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (Spuc), involving knocking on the door of virtually every home in the United Kingdom in order to establish voter identification, and the distribution of some 20 million leaflets.
The plans will be announced at the annual conference of Spuc which opens today at St Andrew's College, Glasgow.
Other activities planned for the anniversary campaign include the nationwide screening of videotapes made by singer Pat Boone — of "Friendly Persuasion" fame — which aim to promote the pro-life movement, especially among the young.
Phyllis Bowman, the Director of Spuc, told the Catholic Herald that in 1967, at the time of the passage of the Abortion act, "I foresaw no hope of gaining a majority for the prolife movement in Parliament, or a shift in opinion among the young, for at least 35 years. That was 20 years ago and, in fact, we have now had a majority in Parliament for more than ten years and it is constantly growing."