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17 / 12 / 2010 - Pro-Life Pensioner to appear in court for speaking out for unborn babies
79 year old Ted Atkinson
Veteran pro-life campaigner Ted Atkinson (79) from Norfolk will appear in court on Monday 20th December for sending pro-life literature to an animal welfare group.
After receiving in the post a number of Christmas appeals from various charities earlier this month, Ted wrote back to them all and politely told them that he could not send them any money because what little extra he had from his pension he always gives to pro-life organisations. In his letter he explained that while he agreed with many of the charities worthy causes, he felt the most worthy cause in Britain was protecting defenceless unborn babies in danger of abortion and speaking out against the slaughter of millions of unborn babies murdered through the 1967 Abortion Act. He also included one of Precious Life’s DID YOU KNOW leaflet which show pictures of babies killed by abortion.
However, one of the charities – the Cats Protection League in Kings Lynn – took exception to the literature and contacted the police.
Ted was arrested at his home and taken to the police station, where he was charged with an alleged breach of his ASBO. (An Anti-Social Behaviour Order - a civil order made against a person who has engaged in anti-social behaviour. Most people see the ASBO as connected with young delinquents.) Ted was given the ASBO a few years ago after he sent pro-life literature to his local hospital. His ASBO states that he is “…prohibited from sending or delivering anti-abortion material.”
Ted, who will be defending himself in the court, told Precious Life, “I will tell the judge I have no case to answer. This charity sent me unsolicited mail about a cause they feel strongly about. I merely sent them back information about a cause I fell strongly about. I have nothing against being kind to little kittens but this charity should get its priorities right.”
He added, “I will use my day in court to speak out against the killing of millions of unborn babies in this country. The 1967 Abortion Act is totally wrong. No act of Parliament can make the killing of unborn babies right. I will tell the judge that the ASBO served against me is totally invalid because I would not be sending pro-life literature if little innocent babies were not being murdered through the unjust 1967 Act.”
The case will be heard on Monday 20th December 2010 at Kings Lynn Court. Breach of an ASBO can carry a 5 year jail sentence or a hefty fine so please keep this brave pensioner in your prayers as he faces imprisonment or the financial burden of a fine this Christmas.