RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoRamsey 246, ff. 1-69
DescriptionPapers relating to abortion, including: copy of a resolution concerning abortion passed by the synod of the Society of the Holy Cross (ff.1-3); correspondence with Dr. Mary Belton about the organisation 'Let Live' (ff.4-8); letters and petition addressed to Archbishop Ramsey by Nicholas Fogg about the rise in abortions and lack of action by the Church of England, with draft response from the Board for Social Responsibility and copy of an article on the difficulties encountered in enforcing the 1967 Abortion Act (ff.9-10, 15, 19, 26-27, 37-42, 51-61); press releases from the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children and correspondence with Dr Margaret White (ff.11-14, 16-18, 22, 28, 4750); note by Hugh Whitworth following a meeting with Dr. White and Mr. Fogg (ff.24-25); letters from Synod members and clergy requesting a debate on abortion, with comments by Derek Pattinson and replies by Archbishop Ramsey (ff. 29-37); correspondence between Hugh Whitworth and Giles Ecclestone, with a copy of a letter from Ronald Williams, Bishop of Leicester (ff.43-46); request from the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children for Archbishop Ramsey's support for their campaign, encouragement of clergy in supporting it and the establishment of a day of prayer, with a copy of letter from John Murphy, Archbishop of Cardiff, Stephen Thomas, Bishop of Llandaff and Derrick Childs, Bishop of Monmouth and special biddings (ff. 62-67); letter from John M. Todd of Darton, Longman and Todd, with a book on the workings of the 1967 Abortion Act, with Archbishop Ramsey's reply (ff.68-69).

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