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SPUC expresses sadness at the death of Phyllis Bowman

8 May 2012

SPUC expresses sadness at the death of Phyllis Bowman London, 8 May 2012: The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has expressed its sadness at the death of Phyllis Bowman, the Society’s first national director.

In a joint statement, SPUC’s leading national officers said: “We regret to learn of the death on Monday 7 May 2012 of Mrs Phyllis Bowman, SPUC's former National Director. Phyllis Bowman inspired and led the growth of SPUC, the world’s first pro-life organisation of its kind, from its foundation in 1967 until she stepped down as national director in 1996. She was present, and as a successful journalist was appointed press secretary, at the founding meeting of SPUC at the Wig and Pen Club, on 11 January 1967. She became SPUC’s first national director in the early 1970s. We will always remember and be grateful for her energetic and inspiring pro-life leadership over three decades in Britain and Northern Ireland, as well as for her leading role in the development of the pro-life movement internationally. We extend our deep sympathy to Jerry, her husband, who always supported Phyllis in her pro-life work, and to her family.”

For further information, please contact Anthony Ozimic, SPUC’s communications manager, on 07939 177683 or 020 7820 3129 or

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