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The SPUC Educational Research Trust has produced an anatomically accurate teaching aid that allows students to see, feel and touch the unborn child.
These extremely realistic models were designed and manufactured under the expert guidance of a team of leading foetal authorities including obstetricians and gynaecologists, pathologists and other experts in anatomy and embryology. These are models of the unborn child at 4, 6, 10, 14 and 18 weeks. The three largest are life-size.
The 14- and 18-week models can be lifted from the womb. The models are extremely lifelike, anatomically accurate, made to the highest specifications, and sturdy and washable. There is a free study guide. Sets of models of this type would normally retail at around £500. SPUC is offering them for sale at only £79.99 each. In the classroom, the models are an ideal teaching aid for use at all Key stages.
The models can be used in GPs' surgeries and ante-natal classes to enable pregnant women to understand what physical changes are taking place. They are also ideal for use in teaching embryology, obstetrics and gynaecology, and anatomy.
If you would like to order more than two Foetal Model sets please contact Liz Foody on 020 7820 3122 or Hellen Makunde 020 7820 3129.
Silent No More is a DVD produced by post-abortion counselling and befriending service British Victims of Abortion (now known as Abortion Recovery and Care Helpline). Provides personal testimonies of those affected by abortion and will help win hearts and minds for the pro-life cause. An essential tool for those really serious about promoting the pro-life message.
Five women speak about their experiences of pregnancy and abortion including: teenage mothers; a lawyer conceived through rape; a woman who has had two abortions and realistic help about alternatives. A 16 page study guide is included.
Is sex important? How concerned should we be about our sexual choices and their effects? Is sexual desire best understood in terms of pleasure, love, interpersonal union and/or procreation?
In an era of radical redefinition of marriage and rapidly changing views about the nature of sex, Ethical Sex seeks to bring some philosophical clarity to our thinking. Arguing in the context of liberal assumptions, the book explores reasons as to why our sexual behaviour is uniquely morally important. In a series of challenging chapters, arguments are examined for and against differing views on what might constitute 'ethical sex'. Anyone interested in the philosophy of sex and love, the nature of marriage, metaphysics and the human world around us will want to engage with this original and provocative work.
Dr Anthony McCarthy is an ethicist based in London at the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, having previously held the post of Research Fellow at the Anscombe Bioethics Centre in Oxford. He holds degrees in Philosophy from King's College London, University College London, and the University of Surrey, and lectures in moral philosophy both in the UK and internationally, including as a visiting lecturer at the International Theological Institute in Trumau, Austria.
The Abolition of Woman: How Radical Feminism Is Betraying Women
For the great majority on both sides of the abortion debate, the idea of a pro-life feminist is the ultimate contradiction in terms. Abortion has become so central to feminist thinking that women who affirm their belief in both women's empowerment and the inalienable right to life can find themselves viewed with suspicion and hostility from both sides. Yet the author of this book is indeed a pro-life feminist, and her insightful analysis of contemporary issues can provide the basis for common ground between those defending human rights.
This book unashamedly calls mainstream feminists, journalists and Western politicians to account for their silence and - in some cases - vocal justification of the persecution of women because of an absolutist loyalty to abortion. It asks uncomfortable questions to those who claim to believe in women's empowerment: Where is their passionate outrage when Chinese women are forcibly aborted and sterilised? Where is their concern for the thousands of baby girls killed by abortion every year because their lives are held as worthless simply for being female? What about the thousands of women used as surrogates for wealthy Western couples, treated as chattels and denied their most basic human rights? But the book also tackles difficult issues for the pro-life side--the need for a sensitive, realistic approach to problematic pregnancies and the importance of confronting the continued exploitation and abuse of women within a sexualised society.
Pro-life feminism is not only possible, it is vital if the complex struggles facing women are to be adequately met. Abolition of Woman is a rallying cry to feminists to stand with the pro-life movement, fighting to build a society in which women are equal and every human life is protected.
Fiorella Nash is a writer and bioethicist in the United Kingdom with over ten years' experience researching life issues from a feminist perspective. She makes regular appearances at national and international conferences and has appeared on radio and in print discussing issues such as abortion, gendercide, maternal health and commercial surrogacy. Fiorella is also an award-winning novelist and has published numerous books and short stories under the nom-de-plume Fiorella De Maria, including Poor Banished Children, Do No Harm, and We'll Never Tell Them.
Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary on 27th April 2018 of the Abortion Act 1967 coming into effect in Britain, Abortion Matters seeks to provide clear, convincing answers to the most fundamental questions relating to abortion, not least: why abortion is always wrong, and how women are also victimised by abortion.
Why is abortion still such an issue? What is at the heart of the debate? And why is staying neutral not an option? Abortion Matters. Get the facts.
Abortion is back in the news, with moves to decriminalise abortion entirely, ban vigils outside abortion clinics and eviscerate rights of conscientious objection receiving wide coverage. Attempts to 'normalise' abortion have done little to make the fractious debate over the issue go away. Abortion Matters explains just why abortion is the issue it is and why we can’t just 'agree to disagree'. It lays out carefully and accessibly what abortion involves, the history of its legalisation and the arguments made both in favour and against. If you think abortion matters, you will need to read this powerful book and become equipped for the debates ahead.
This remarkable book contains stories of 20 women who have struggled to deal with the after-effects of abortion. This classic publication from the SPUC Educational Research Trust brings together a collection of testimonies that illustrate the consequences of abortion and the factors leading up to abortion and explains how men, women, children, grandparents and others are affected. Each story begins with a short commentary by leading post-abortion psychiatrist Professor Philip Ney explaining the complex psychological background to each case. A must for all those wishing to know more about post-abortion syndrome. This item is zero-rated for VAT.
If you like this book, have a look at the video and study guide.
This video produced by the SPUC Evangelical Division with evangelical Christians in mind, will be of interest and value to anyone concerned about the effects abortion has on women, regardless of religious faith.
Four women provide a rare insight and honest appraisal of how the 'right to choose' has affected their lives. An easy-to-use, 56-page study guide which examines fundamental issues such as rape, the medical risks associated with abortion and the rights of unborn handicapped children, accompanies the video. The video and guide provide an opportunity for flexible group learning, including a single session course, a short course, a weekend course and a seven session course.