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Defending life
from conception to natural death



13 September 2018


The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), the world’s oldest pro life group said they were “delighted” by the decision.

Antonia Tully, Director of Campaigns at the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), the world’s oldest pro life group said they were “delighted” by the decision. She said: “This is a massive victory for common sense, democracy and above all for the hundreds of vulnerable women who are saved from the horror of abortion at the very gates of the abortion clinic.”

As the UK’s leading grassroots, campaigning organisation, SPUC has fought hard to defend the rights of peaceful citizens to defend mothers and their unborn babies from abortion.

Mrs Tully says: "Throughout our campaign to protect pro-life vigils our thoughts have always been for the mothers who need help, even as they are walking into the abortion clinic, and for the many babies and children alive today because of an encounter with a loving pro-life citizen.”

In the last two weeks SPUC dispatched over 80,000 postcards to people up and down the country who wanted to let the Home Secretary know that the freedom to oppose abortion, to pray for unborn babies and to offer help to women, must be upheld.

“We launched our postcard campaign as soon as we heard that the Home Secretary’s announcement was imminent. The uptake was amazing. Ordinary people clearly feel very strongly about this matter. It is heartening that Mr Javid is listening to the people of this land,” continues Mrs Tully.

Mrs Tully added: “This is a great victory for freedom of expression and the rights of the pro-life movement. “Our supporters are dedicated to defending the rights of the unborn and giving a voice to the voiceless while campaigning to ensure the health of women is safeguarded.

“We are delighted and pro-life people can continue their work in a proportionate way and within the existing law and cause no harm to others.

“It is to be hoped that local authorities will take heed of the decision and reject calls from the abortion lobby to impose such buffer zones within their areas.”

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For more information, please contact Alithea Williams, SPUC's Communications Officer, on:

  • Telephone: 020 7820 3121
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