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Support Adam and Isabel, who are being punished for silent prayer…

Support Adam and Isabel, who are being punished for silent prayer…

Our thoughts and prayers should not be criminalised

Army veteran, Adam Smith-Connor, is challenging a council fine, based on him saying: “I’m praying for my son, who is deceased.”

We’ve already seen Isabel, a charity volunteer, arrested and charged for silently praying near an abortion facility. Now we’re assisting Adam, a father who has been fined by local authorities.

His offence? Praying for his son, who died as a result of abortion 22 years ago, near an abortion facility in Bournemouth, England.

Like Isabel, Adam was standing still and silent on the public street for a few minutes before he was approached by community safety-accredited officers.

Army veteran, Adam Smith-Connor, is challenging a council fine, based on him saying: “I’m praying for my son, who is deceased.”

We’ve already seen Isabel, a charity volunteer, arrested and charged for silently praying near an abortion facility. Now we’re assisting Adam, a father who has been fined by local authorities.

His offence? Praying for his son, who died as a result of abortion 22 years ago, near an abortion facility in Bournemouth, England.

Like Isabel, Adam was standing still and silent on the public street for a few minutes before he was approached by community safety-accredited officers.

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Isabel Vaughan-Spruce

In late 2022, police approached Isabel Vaughan-Spruce standing near the BPAS Robert Clinic in Kings Norton, Birmingham.

Vaughan-Spruce was not protesting. She wasn’t carrying a sign or engaging with anyone. She was completely silent until approached by officers who had received complaints that she may be praying silently in her mind.

Isabel and Jeremiah

Isabel’s physical presence in the public space protection order (PSPO) area wasn’t a crime in itself; it was the contents of her private thoughts that were prohibited. If Isabel had stood in the same place thinking about another topic, she would not have been arrested.

Isabel is the Director of the UK March for Life and has volunteered for many years in support of women in crisis pregnancies. She has tirelessly served her community by providing charitable assistance to vulnerable women and children, and yet, she is being treated no better than a violent criminal because of her private thoughts.

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Isabel Vaughan-Spruce

In late 2022, police approached Isabel Vaughan-Spruce standing near the BPAS Robert Clinic in Kings Norton, Birmingham.

Vaughan-Spruce was not protesting. She wasn’t carrying a sign or engaging with anyone. She was completely silent until approached by officers who had received complaints that she may be praying silently in her mind.

Isabel and Jeremiah

Isabel’s physical presence in the public space protection order (PSPO) area wasn’t a crime in itself; it was the contents of her private thoughts that were prohibited. If Isabel had stood in the same place thinking about another topic, she would not have been arrested.

Isabel is the Director of the UK March for Life and has volunteered for many years in support of women in crisis pregnancies. She has tirelessly served her community by providing charitable assistance to vulnerable women and children, and yet, she is being treated no better than a violent criminal because of her private thoughts.

 #Censored

“It’s abhorrently wrong that I was searched, arrested, interrogated by police and charged simply for praying in the privacy of my own mind. Censorship zones purport to ban harassment, which is already illegal. Nobody should ever be subject to harassment. But what I did was the furthest thing from harmful – I was exercising my freedom of thought, my freedom of religion, inside the privacy of my own mind. Nobody should be criminalised for thinking and for praying, in a public space in the UK,” said Isabel Vaughan-Spruce, following her arrest for silent prayer.

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Cover the legal fees & expenses associated with court proceedings

Work alongside hundreds of individuals like Isabel who come to us for help

Advocate for laws, policies, and guidance that protect freedom of speech, thought, and assembly

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