“The First 1000 Days of Life” are “vital”, says Select Committee
1 August 2018
"The early years of a child’s life are vital to their ongoing physical, mental and emotional health." (photo: Luma Pimentel)
SPUC welcomes the acknowledgement of human life present from the moment of conception.
The House of Commons, Health and Social Care Committee’s most recent inquiry, "The first 1000 days of life", has been warmly welcomed by SPUC. The inquiry launched this month aims to explore the early years of development. Specifically, it will examine a child’s life from conception until 2 years of age, seeking to discover the factors affecting mental and physical growth.
Life from conception
In their announcement, the Select Committee said: "The early years of a child’s life, from conception to age 2, is vital to their ongoing physical, mental and emotional health and development. From the moment of conception, every aspect of a baby’s environment influences its physical, emotional and social development."
SPUC leaders have welcomed the Inquiry, praising the committee’s acknowledgement of the presence and significance of life from the moment of conception as "modern and progressive".
SPUC Parliamentary spokesman Michael Robinson said: "As both a father and human rights activist I am privileged to have witnessed the development and growth of my sons from conception to birth.
"I can testify to the significance and humanity of the unborn. As science develops so does our understanding of the most remarkable and profound stages of life. I therefore welcome this initial step on the road towards a civilised culture which respects every human life from conception to natural death."
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