Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC)
Defending life from the moment of conception
SPUC is the oldest pro-life campaigning and educational organisation in the world. It was was founded in January 1967 to oppose the abortion bill being debated in Parliament. That bill would go on to become the 1967 Abortion Act.
More than 8.4 million unborn children have lost their lives in Britain due to the Abortion Act. SPUC work to protect human lives at the national and local level, and to build a society free from abortion.
They also campaign against other direct threats to the lives of vulnerable individuals, such as euthanasia and embryo abuse. There is a need to to have a consistent life ethic – to value the lives of all human beings equally – and the foundation of this must always be recognising the humanity of the child in the womb.
They aim to raise public awareness of the facts of pro-life issues through education (inside and outside schools), letter writing campaigns, petitions and peaceful witness on the streets. They produce a large amount of literature concerning the latest threats to life.
Parish representatives keep in contact with SPUC and keep parishioners up to date on the latest campaigns. They also co-ordinate the annual White Flower Appeal Collection within parishes.
For more information contact Catherine Jenkins (Maesteg) or Christine Took (Aberkenfig).