Society for the Protection of Unborn Children

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Not to be confused with the former Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (now Voice for Life and Right to Life New Zealand).
Society for the Protection of Unborn Children
Formation January 1967; 50 years ago (1967-01)[1]
Type Anti-abortion lobby group
Headquarters London, United Kingdom

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) is a pro-life advocacy organisation in the United Kingdom which opposes abortion, assisted suicide and some forms of birth control. They also take a stance against same-sex marriage.[2][3]

Public statements[edit]

In 2008, it paid tribute to Cardinal Alfonso López Trujillo, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, on the occasion of the cardinal's death.[4]

Tony Nicklinson right-to-die case[edit]

SPUC opposed locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson's legal battle for a right to assisted death.[5][6]


SPUC opposes same-sex marriage.[2][7][8]


  1. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 1 August 2016. Our Society was founded in January 1967 
  2. ^ a b "Aims". Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Morning-after pills and other abortifacients". Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "SPUC pays tribute to Cardinal López Trujillo". Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. 21 April 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Tony Nicklinson loses High Court right-to-die case". BBC News. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Tony Nicklinson, Locked-In Sufferer, Sobs During BBC TV Interview After Losing High Court Right To Die Battle". The Huffington Post UK. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Fact: Gay Marriage Kills Babies". VICE. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "John Smeaton, SPUC director". Retrieved 28 June 2015. 

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