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Abortion Laws today

Abortions take place up to 24 weeks of pregnancy in England, Scotland and Wales. However, the procedures have to be approved by two doctors. They must agree having the baby would pose a greater risk to the physical or mental health of the woman than a termination. Abortion is available up to birth on grounds of disability.

Abortions after 24 weeks are allowed only if: the woman's life is in danger, or there is a severe fetal abnormality or the woman is at risk of grave physical and mental injury.

Since 2018, women in England have been allowed to take the second of two early abortion pills at home, rather than in a clinic. This brings the rules in line with Scotland and Wales. The United Kingdom have a new national buffer zone law being introduced with thoughtcrimes included, and prayer criminalised.

How and where vigils began

The first vigil was organised in 2010 and it was one of the first campaigns outside the United States of America. At that time, over 1,000 volunteers got involved and 6 children were saved from abortion in the first campaign. In 2014, after over 3,000 hours of prayer outside, an abortion centre closed and a Holy Mass was celebrated inside the building

Country Statistics
Abortions per year 214,869 in 2021
Vigil locations 15
Volunteers 1000
Saved lives 1053
Abortion facilities closed 7
Abortion workers quit 3
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