“Abortion Matters”: SPUC commemorates 50th anniversary with new book

April 27, 2018, marks 50 years since the 1967 Abortion Act came into force. By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Abortions began in the UK 6 months after the 1967 Abortion Act received Royal Assent October 27, 1967. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children was founded on January 11, 1967 …

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Abortion should be like “getting your bunions” removed says top British doctor

By The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children–SPUC The president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has called for abortion to be decriminalised and made more freely available. Professor Lesley Regan compared abortion to “getting your bunions sorted” [removed] and called for abortion to be decriminalised, the Daily Mail reports. The paper …

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SPUC urges voters in Northern Ireland to choose pro-life candidates

Editor’s note. This comes from our friends at SPUC–the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. SPUC has launched a new leafleting campaign, urging voters in Northern Ireland to use the ballot box to choose pro-life candidates and reject advocates of legalized abortion. Elections are being held on March 2, following the collapse of power …

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British Government abortion guidance weak and fails to uphold law

  Editor’s note. Last week NRL News Today wrote a post titled, “British Health Secretary to issue guidelines clarifying that sex-selection abortions are illegal.” To put it mildly the British pro-life organization SPUC (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) was not impressed with the government’s action. The Department of Health last week issued guidance …

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Irish, British & European politicians defend anti-abortion laws in Ireland

By John Smeaton, executive director, Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) Today in Northern Ireland’s Parliament Buildings, Stormont, a coalition partnership of politicians from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Britain and Europe stressed the vital importance of not decriminalising abortion in the Republic of Ireland and of upholding the 1861 Offences against …

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In Ireland, allow abortion in one case and it’s allowed in every case

By John Smeaton, executive director Editor’s note. The following appeared Tuesday on the webpage of the British Society for the Protection of Unborn Life (SPUC)   SPUC, which was officially represented in the A, B & C case before the European Court of Human Rights, has called for “widespread resistance” to the report published today …

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Olympic torch pro-life street campaign

Editor’s note. The following is taken from a longer blog written by John Smeaton, executive director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC). As you can see, the front cover of the brochure reads, “70.” “70 Days: the time it takes for the Olympic Torch to travel from Land’s End to the …

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New abortion figures represent “bonanza” for private abortion sector

By John Smeaton, executive director Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) Figures issued by the department of health Tuesday indicate that in 2011 there were almost 190,000 registered abortions on resident women in England and Wales. A further 6,000 abortions were registered on non-residents. My colleague Paul Tully SPUC’s general secretary, has issued …

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This Christmas, help free Chen Guangcheng, persecuted opponent of China’s one-child policy

By John Smeaton As we in the UK start our Christmas celebrations, we are safe in the knowledge that our family lives will not be interrupted by arbitrary imprisonment or torture. We can (at least for now) speak out freely against pressure upon women to end the lives of their children through abortion. Chen Guangcheng …

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Peter Saunders given Pro-Life Hero 2011 award at SPUC’s annual national conference

Editor’s note. The following appears on the blog of John Smeaton, executive director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC).  We have often reprinted Mr. Saunders fine blog entries. Yesterday, Peter Saunders, campaign director of the Care Not Killing Alliance and head of the Christian Medical Fellowship, was given the Pro-Life Hero …

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SPUC tells BCAP why weakening restrictions on abortion ads is wrong

Editor’s note. This appeared on the blog of John Smeaton, executive director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC). The Broadcasting Committee of Advertising Practice (BCAP) consultation has proposed, among other things, that rules barring commercial abortion providers from advertising on TV be relaxed. SPUC has made a submission to BCAP to …

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A new survey of disabled people on assisted suicide shows they are worried about being pressured

Editor’s note. The following comes from John Smeaton, executive director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children—SPUC. SPUC Pro-Life has welcomed a survey of disabled people’s concerns about the possible legalisation of assisted suicide. The survey, commissioned by disability group Scope, found that 70% of disabled people are “concerned about pressure being placed …

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