This Saturday, 27 April, will see one of the busiest streets of Edinburgh play host to Scotland’s annual Pro-Life Chain, organised by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Scotland and supported by the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh.

“We hope to make this year’s Pro-Life Chain the biggest ever, we pray that the day will give a renewed sense of confidence and vigour to those who proclaim the dignity of every human life in our parishes and beyond — all are very welcome,” said Paul Atkin, Pro-Life Officer for the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh, 23 April.

The day of peaceful action will begin at 10am with the recitation of the Holy Rosary led by Archbishop Leo Cushley at Sacred Heart Church in Laurieston.

Those participating will then make their way to the nearby Lothian Road for 11am where they will form a colourful human chain as a witness to those most adversely affected by abortion: mothers and their pre-born babies. Hospitality and refreshments will follow at 1pm.

At present the law permits the abortion of the pre-born up to the 24th week of their mother’s pregnancy. Pre-born babies with a handicap can be aborted up until the day of birth. Across the UK, this has seen an estimated 90% of all babies who are prenatally diagnosed with Down’s syndrome aborted. For more information go to: