A group of pro-life campaigners set out on a 50-mile sponsored walk from Liverpool to Manchester tomorrow, to raise support for their court battle against the morning-after pill. Leaving from the Liver Building, Pier Head, Liverpool, at 9.30 am, they expect to arrive at Manchester Town Hall the following day. Rt Rev Augustine Harris, former Catholic Bishop of Middlesbrough, will be present at the start of the walk. Participants will include John Smeaton, SPUC national director, Paul Tully, SPUC general secretary, and Philippa Forsdike, SPUC national vice-chairman with Mr H Barker, Mr J Cronin, Mrs Anne Fearon of Crosby, Mrs B Harrison, Mr Pat Kilgallon and Mrs Toni Kulurachi of Wales (who is visually impaired) with Murphy, her guide-dog. John Smeaton said: "We are walking to raise funds for our high court action on the abortion-inducing morning-after pill. "Government policy, approved by Parliament, has made the morning-after pill available for sale without a prescription in pharmacies throughout the UK. This policy puts pharmacists in breach of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 under which it is a criminal offence to supply substances which they know will be used for the purpose of procuring a miscarriage."
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