Society for the Protection of Unborn Children
We are the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), the oldest pro-life campaigning and educational organisation in the world. Our Society was founded in January 1967 to oppose the abortion bill being debated in Parliament at the time. That bill would go on to become the 1967 Abortion Act, while we became the UK's first and largest pro-life group. Tragically, more than 8.7 million unborn children have lost their lives in Britain to this Abortion Act - Abortion is the biggest killer of children in the world today. We work to protect human lives at the national and local level, and to build a society free from abortion. As well as fighting abortion, we also campaign against other direct threats to the lives of vulnerable individuals, such as euthanasia and embryo abuse. We recognise the need to have a consistent life ethic - to value the lives of all human beings equally - and the foundation of this must always be recognising the humanity of the child in the womb.