SPUC represents a voice for the unborn. We promote awareness of the humanity of the unborn child, first and foremost: their right to life .
SPUC seeks to encourage more widespread recognition of the obligation to defend those with no means to defend themselves.
Our academic review Abortion and Women’s Health highlights the fact that women usually feel positively towards their babies. The majority of women who undergo abortion in this country do so because of social and economic pressures – including financial stress and ongoing intimate-partner violence – not because they want to kill their child. Shamefully, the abortion industry is colluding in this abuse of women and their babies.
574 every day
Abortion is the number one threat to unborn children in the UK today. 574 recorded abortions take place every single day*.
Over 9.1 million children have died to abortion in the UK between 1968 and today.*
Of these, the vast majority (over 97%) were committed under Ground C: a “risk to the woman’s mental health”.*
On a more positive note: over the last 10 years abortion rates have been decreasing for women aged under 25, particularly for women aged under 20.*
Embryo abuse, euthanasia/assisted suicide and discrimination also pose a threat to respect for the right to life, and so we are involved in actively campaigning to protect the most vulnerable from attacks on their dignity.
*Abortion Statistics, England and Wales: 2017, Office for National Statistics, June 2018 and
Termination of Pregnancy Year ending December 2017 (Scotland), Office for National Statistics, May 2018
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