Society for the Protection of Unborn Children

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Society for the Protection of Unborn Children
FormationJanuary 1967; 52 years ago (1967-01)[1]
TypeAnti-abortion lobby group
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) is a pro life, anti-abortion organisation in the United Kingdom which opposes abortion, assisted suicide and abortifacient birth control.[2] They also take a stance against same-sex marriage.[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 has opposed same-sex marriage.[3][7][8]

On 18 June 2019, the media reported that the organisation did a leaflet drop in Sneinton, Nottingham alongside a letter for parents asking for their child to be withdrawn from Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) lessons.[9] This backfired as the residents in the area condemned the action and, in an interview on BBC Radio Nottingham, the leader of Nottingham City Council confirmed that no letters had been handed in at any school.[10]


  1. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 1 August 2016. Our Society was founded in January 1967
  2. ^ "Morning-after pills and other abortifacients". Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Aims". 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.
  9. ^ "Leaflet posted to Sneinton residents calling for boycott over lessons on same-sex relationships".
  10. ^ "Sneinton residents criticise 'out of date' letter backing boycott over same-sex relationships".

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