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St. John Chrysostom
The uninformed would imagine this to be easy. All you have to do is go along to the abortuary, hand someone a leaflet, and ask them to consider the alternatives to abortion. The police will then arrest you, charge you with violating the injunction, and you will get your day in court.
Unfortunately it's not that simple. Linda Gibbons, a grandmother of four, has now been arrested ten times, has spent a total of 1,522 days in prison, and has not once been officially charged with breaking a Court Order. What actually happens is that the police arrest her and charge her with 'obstructing a police officer', or 'failing to comply with a probation order'.
This is of course a serious abuse of the legal process, but it is difficult to see what we in this country should be doing to help Linda Gibbons. Having been in jail since last September she was released at the beginning of March after being found not guilty of obstructing a police officer, but may be back in jail by the time you read this. My information comes from the internet at http://www.lifesite.net/gibbons.
You might consider following this pattern:
International Secretariat *
1 Easton St,
Tel: +44 (171) 413 5500
Fax: +44 (171) 956 1157
If you receive a reply please let me know what they say.
If you don't receive a reply please let me know where you sent your letter.
We wrote to Amnesty about Joan in January 1998. Their reply, the following September, speaks for itself.
We also wrote about Linda Gibbons at the begining of this year. The reply to this letter - though not so long in coming - once again speaks for itself. Taken together they make interesting reading.
The bottom line is that they will help anyone - except pro-lifers. This is an important message which I think should get out to the Church and the pro-life community. If enough people write to them they may just be forced to think about their policies.
If anyone would like a hardcopy of these letter I will be happy to fax it to them.