SPUC welcomes Kerry defeat, Bush victory
5 November 2004
SPUC welcomes Kerry defeat, Bush victory WESTMINSTER, 4 November 2004 - The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has welcomed the defeat of John Kerry, the pro-abortion US presidential candidate. John Smeaton, SPUC's national director, said: "By rejecting a presidential candidate who was vocally anti-life and who was endorsed by pro-abortion groups such as Planned Parenthood, the American people have demonstrated the growing change of heart in the country against the culture of death. "In spite of concerted efforts, wealthy pro-abortion lobby groups failed to persuade the people to support a candidate who would have resumed funding to organisations involved with coercive abortion, nominated pro-abortion judges to the Supreme Court and backed embryonic stem cell research. "SPUC welcomes the news of George W. Bush's re-election. We believe that it will put the pro-life movement in a stronger position in the US, at the UN and across the world. We hope that the next four years will see more legal protection for the unborn and great awareness at a grassroots level of the evil of abortion."