The Good Council Network has announced that Saturday, 10 February is a national day of prayer and fasting for the end of abortion and euthanasia.
Campaigners have also welcomed a consultation by Home Secretary Amber Rudd into alleged "harassment" by pro-life campaigners outside abortion clinics. People taking part in the vigils, protesters and those attending the clinics are all invited to fill out the government questionnaire, which can be accessed here: www.homeofficesurveys.homeoffice.gov.uk/s/8KA5N/
The deadline for contributions from the public is February 19.
The Good Counsel Network, which organises the vigils, has strongly denied any harassment. Spokeswoman Claire McCulloch said: "We are proud of our peaceful, prayerful witnesses which help hundreds of women to choose life every year. We hope Ms Rudd will also be speaking to those women who choose life outside abortion centres because they have been offered support and help. These women have repeatedly been ignored and dismissed by politicians and the media."
The Good Council Network "offers advice, counselling, information and support for pregnant women and new mothers, providing practical help, accommodation and support to expectant mothers in need. It also raises funds to help mothers and their unborn and new born children."
For more information see: www.goodcounselnet.co.uk