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Official Launch of the Pregnancy Crisis Helpline

On April 27th, 1968, six months after the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act, abortions began to take place in Britain under the new abortion law.  It is difficult to be absolutely accurate as to the exact number of abortions that have taken place since then but official statistics from England and Wales (excluding those from 2017 which have not yet been issued), and adding Scottish abortion statistics as well, reach a devastating recorded total of 9,462,559.

We do not wish to make broad estimates or round up these figures in any way, for every single abortion which takes place in Britain deprives an absolutely unique baby girl or baby boy of the right to life, and significantly impacts on the lives of the women themselves and the fathers, as well as other family members.

As part of our practical response to the deeply disturbing 50-year aftermath of the 1967 Abortion Act, we have been researching local sources of practical help and contacts as a back-up to the new Pregnancy Crisis Helpline.  Those answering the Helpline have access to these many local resources and will be able to direct callers to the closest source of help.

The Helpline initiative itself was launched a week ago and calls started reaching us almost immediately.  We have been able to either help directly or signpost callers towards appropriate pro-life support in their specific area, thanks to this backup directory  which has been researched and pulled together over the past 18 months.  The Directory itself is not available online but is available to those answering the Helpline.

It is our hope in this tragic Anniversary Year that this initiative which brings together and identifies pro-life centres and sources of help across the UK will be of great use to all those involved in pro-life initiatives.

The Pregnancy Crisis Helpline will be a continuing work in progress and we welcome offers of hands-on help as well as indications of local support we may not as yet have identified.

Contact details:
manager@pregnancycrisishelpline.org.uk
020 3880 5798

To find out more about the helpline visit:
pregnancycrisishelpline.org.uk
www.facebook.com/PregnancyCrisisHelpline