UK abortion clinic targeted by US religious group

By MEERA SELVA , Associated Press

(AP) -- One of Britain's main abortion providers says a campaign run by a U.S.-based religious group is intimidating women who use its services.

The British Advisory Service (BPAS) says from the 40 Days for Life group have been holding vigils outside one of their central London clinics.

A spokeswoman for BPAS said Wednesday that some of the activists have filmed women coming in and out of the clinic. She requested because she said she has received hate mail.

Robert Colquhoun, a campaign director of 40 Days for Life's London campaign, says its members are carrying out a peaceful Christian prayer vigil. He says the group did not intend to film people using the clinic but some activists did have cameras to film people insulting them.

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