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SPUC to warn on abortive effects of some birth control methods

10 September 2001

SPUC to warn on abortive effects of some birth control methods Westminster, 10 September 2001--The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) is to expand the scope of its educational work to include warnings about the abortion-inducing nature of mini-pills, combined [contraceptive] pills, intra-uterine devices and morning-after pills. John Smeaton, SPUC national director, told the society's annual conference yesterday: "Government experts openly acknowledge that certain types of birth-control--some of them inappropriately described as contraceptives--can stop newly-conceived embryos from implanting in the womb. Many of SPUC's natural supporters in the churches are not aware of this. "The credibility of SPUC's campaigns against cloning, human embryo research, abortion and euthanasia will be undermined unless we give witness to the destruction of countless embryos by birth control drugs and devices. "All human life must be protected from conception till natural death. We have nothing to fear from telling the truth." SPUC's conference, which was held at Newcastle University, was also addressed by Professor Jack Scarisbrick, chairman of Life, and Rt Rev Ambrose Griffiths OSB, Roman Catholic Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle.

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