Last night was the first RIGHT SIDE Tour stop of 2018 - and a great start to another year touring Scotland with the message of life! We were in Motherwell, and many from community joined us to learn about the decriminalisation campaign, and engage in lively discussion about the issue. Margaret, Campaign Research Officer for SPUC Scotland, gave a run-down of the decriminalisation campaign and why it's a bad idea for the women of Scotland. Emmet, Education Officer, then gave a lively presentation on the legacy of the 1967 Abortion Act. Some of the young people from the SPUC Scotland Project Truth team were in attendance. It was wonderful to share a bit about the project with the group!
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Tuesday evening marked the final RIGHT SIDE Tour stop of 2017. It was a very successful evening - with our biggest turn out to date!
The evening was met with a small protest outside the venue. Protestors quietly and civilly handed out leaflets in support of decriminalisation. We support and celebrate their expression of freedom of speech, particularly at this time when pro-life vigils outside of abortion providers are being challenged both on a council and national level.
Attendees were outraged by the campaign to further extend abortion in this country and sought ways to get involved in our campaign to challenge it. The evening was an opportunity to inform themselves and network with others who feel similarly. Following the presentations, there was a lively group discussion. Thank you to all who came. What an inspiring way for SPUC Scotland to close out 2017! We look forward to many more tour stops in the New Year!
Last night, John Deighan, CEO of SPUC Scotland, and Margaret Akers, Campaign Research Officer, were in Aberdeen for the second stop on the RIGHT SIDE tour. It was a great night and attendees seemed encouraged to get involved and make their voices heard! Many didn't know the momentum and agenda behind the campaign to decriminalise abortion; the event gave them the information they needed to go out and spread the word! The night ended with a great discussion over a cup of tea. Thank you to everyone who came along. If you missed it, no need to worry - the tour could come to you! If you're interested in hosting a RIGHT SIDE event to let your community know that abortion decriminalisation is wrong for this country, contact Margaret. firstname.lastname@example.org / 0141 221 2094
The first stop of the RIGHT SIDE tour was on Sunday in Paisley! At the event, Margaret, Campaign Research Officer for SPUC, informed attendees about the threat of the campaign for decriminalisation. John, CEO of SPUC Scotland, then shared his thoughts on the legacy of abortion in this country. Attendees were shocked by the momentum that the 'We Trust Women' campaign has, and were inspired to go and share with their family, friends, and colleagues. We look forward to our next stop - Aberdeen on the 6th of December and hope to see some of you there!
Mark your calendar for one of our first tour events! We'll be in Paisley, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh in the coming weeks!
For updates on the tour, as well as news stories relating to decriminalisation keep an eye on this page. We'll be posting photos and stories relevant to the RIGHT SIDE Tour!
We look forward to seeing you on the tour!