On my recent trip to Great Britain, I visited Nottingham, where John Edwards and Alan Horgan are leading a very promising first-time effort. The vigil takes place outside a hospital.
The local leaders noted there are more than 3,000 abortions annually in the Nottingham area, with the vast majority covered by the National Health Service. A study committee found that “sometimes care and treatment wasn’t delivered effectively,” and “not all patients were offered counseling.”
Bishop Patrick McKinney is supporting the campaign. “Pray always with compassion and gentleness to God for each person who enters and leaves the clinic,” he wrote, “and for all those who work there, that their hearts and outlook towards the aborting of babies might change.”