SPUC works to ensure that the pro-life voice is heard in Parliament
The UK Parliament in Westminster is the most influential law-making body in relation to abortion, euthanasia and other issues affecting the right to life, although some matters are devolved to other parliaments.
We work to keep people informed about key issues coming before all the UK parliaments/assemblies, whether in the form of new laws, regulations or other measures.
It's critically important to have strong, principled pro-life voices in our parliaments and assemblies, ensuring that politicians and governments are briefed on how laws and policies impact the right to life. Measures such as the Abortion Act have an obvious impact on denying the right to life of unborn children, but policies on test-tube babies, sex education, living-wills, and many other issues have more or less direct impact on the right to live.
SPUC in Parliament
We're working to block anti-life legislation, such as proposals to reduce the very weak safeguards in the Abortion Act even further. In the past the abortion industry has lobbied for abortions to be authorised by nurses instead of doctors, and to drop the requirement for abortions to be limited to registered premises. We've helped to stop these changes, as well as fighting other measures relating to test-tube babies and people at risk from 'assisted dying.'
Our current campaigns include following up on the defeat of the Rob Marris Assisted Dying Bill in the House of Commons, challenging the department of health over the practice of abortion for 'unwanted' pregnancy, and asking MPs to challenge the department for education over its approach to teenage pregnancy.