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Defending life
from conception to natural death



Pro-Life Youth Conference 2015

Posted by Rhoslyn Thomas on 19 January 2015

The annual SPUC Youth Conference has been very successful in recent years in educating and motivating the youth of today to engage in peaceful and effective pro-life work all over the UK – see the summary and photos from the 2014 conference. The youth conference is also open to attendees from other countries. Young people from Spain and Malta have been welcomed in recent years.

The conference will run from Friday 6 March (late afternoon) until Sunday 8 March 2015 (after lunch), at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Southport (near Liverpool).

The price is £100, including all meals and accommodation. The conference is open to those from the age of 16 to 35.

Our speakers will include His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, who has been very outspoken in defence of human life and the family; and Obianuju (Uju) Ekeocha, founder of Culture of Life Africa. Uju travels all over the world promoting the defence of human life in Africa, which is under huge pressure to cede to the Western practices of abortion and contraception.

Other speakers will include Ira Winter, a member of the Life Fertility Care team, which promotes an ethical alternative to IVF; and Dr. David Paton, a professor of Economics at Nottingham University and an expert on issues surrounding teenage pregnancy.

SPUC’s Fiorella Nash and Paul Tully will also be speaking and sharing their expert knowledge. Fiorella specialises in pro-life feminism, international surrogacy, abortion in China and maternal mortality. Paul Tully, SPUC’s general secretary, is an expert in legal and parliamentary policy surrounding pro-life issues.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend workshops by:

  • Ira Winter on the subject of NFP
  • Margaret Cuthill of Abortion Recovery Care and Helpline (ARCH), a post-abortion counsellor
  • Janet Secluna Thomas of No Less Human, who worked alongside the late Alison Davis for many years and whose workshop will focus on how we talk about disability.

Full conference programme coming soon.

It is vital that the youth of today attend this conference to equip themselves with the knowledge needed to go out and carry out pro-life work in our schools, universities, homes and communities. This is the starting point from which we branch out and achieve the goal of defending and promoting the sanctity of human life. It is an opportunity that is not be missed!

Entertainment will include Friday evening quiz and film, Saturday evening ceilidh, and drinks in the bar (over 18s only) on Friday and Saturday evening.

To book, please:

  • download the registration form (if you are under-18, please download this version instead)
  • complete it
  • post it with the conference fee enclosed to: Youth Conference, SPUC, 3 Whitacre Mews, Stannary Street, London, SE11 4AB.

If you have a query about the conference please contact Rhoslyn Thomas by email at: or by telephone on 020 7820 3140.

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  • Caraggio said:

    11/10/2015 08:05

    Yes, this is a common mdnesiurstanding used by pro-abortioninsts. Following Aristotle, many medieval writers, including St Thomas, considered that the fetus did not become animated by a human soul until some time after the pregnancy had begun. We need not look down on such thinkers - they did not have the benefit of our scientific knowledge of the growth of the embryo and indeed the differentiation of the single-celled embryo.No writer ever considered it anything other than gravely sinful to kill a fetus that had a human soul. Our present knowledge of conception and the development of the embryo and fetus before birth can lead to no other conclusion than that personhood begins with conception and that therefore - on the same principles as those used by teh medievals - abortion is always wrong from the moment of conception.

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