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Brother of famous euthanasia victim to address major pro life conference this weekend

14 September 2011

Brother of famous euthanasia victim to address major pro-life conference this weekend 14 September 2011: The brother of a famous victim of euthanasia will address a major pro-life conference this weekend in Derbyshire (Hayes Conference Centre , Swanwick, DE55 1AU).

Bobby Schindler, brother of the late Terri Schiavo, will address the annual national conference of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) , the UK's largest and the world's oldest pro-life political and educational organisation, founded in 1967 (full conference programme )

The conference starts on Friday (16 Sep.) evening with a presentation by young adults about their pro-life activities at university and in the street.

On Saturday (17 Sep.) Bobby Schindler will recount how his sister Terri Schiavo was starved and dehydated to death at her husband's behest, a case which made international headlines.

Also on Saturday, delegates will hear about government policy on abortion in developing countries, and be introduced to SPUC's new talk for schools.

Workshops will include pro-life lobbying in Europe and at the United Nations.

The day's business will be followed by a ceilidh and socialising.

The conference will conclude on Sun (18 Sep.) morning with addresses by Dr Peter Saunders of the Christian Medical Fellowship, and by Antonia Tully on the graphic reality of what young children are shown in the classroom.

Live reports from the conference will appear throughout the weekend on the blog of John Smeaton, SPUC director with additional reportage on SPUC's website Media interested in covering the conference are welcome and should contact Anthony Ozimic, SPUC's communications manager, mobile (0)7939 177683 , email: To register for the conference or for other conference enquiries please telephone SPUC on (020) 7091 7091 or e-mail

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