Thousands of people across the UK have marked a minute’s silence to remember 10 million babies lost in the 55 years since the introduction of the nation’s laws legalising abortion.
The event was organised by Right to Life UK to take place on September 23, the day of the 10 millionth abortion.
The pro-life group released a video imagining what the babies might have become if they had been able to live.
Titled The Ten Million it showed that half a million would be in their 50s by now, with another two million each in their 20s, 30s and 40s.
Nearly three million would be married and millions more in relationships.
Right To Life UK’s Catherine Robinson said every one of them represents a failure of British society to protect the lives of babies in the womb and to offer full support to women with unplanned pregnancies.
Christian Today reports a baby is aborted every two-and-a-half minutes in England, Wales and Scotland.
Right To Life UK says the number of abortions in England and Wales reached a record high of just under 215,000 in 2021 with nearly 14,000 terminations in Scotland.
It adds that opinion polls repeatedly show that the British public want increased protections for unborn babies and the number of abortions reduced, rather than the wholesale removal of legal safeguards around abortion.
Only 1% of the population want abortion to be available up to birth and 70% of women want the abortion limit to be reduced to 20 weeks or lower.
Polling from 2019 revealed that over 41% of Londoners believe abortion should be illegal in almost all circumstances.