The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Scotland is a pro-life lobby and education group which provides information and support to those seeking to protect vulnerable life from conception to natural death.
SPUC Scotland believes in the right to life of every individual, as enshrined in the International Declaration of Human Rights, and works to uphold that right for every human being regardless of their physical or mental characteristics or particular stage of life development.
SPUC was establised in 1967 as a direct response to the Abortion Act being introduced in the UK and since then has operated largely as a parliamentary pressure group, monitoring the actions of government and campaigning in favour of the protection of life from threats of abortion, euthanasia and human cloning.
Today, SPUC Scotland monitors pro-life interests at both Holyrood and Westminster. It is active in parliamentary election campaigns and in raising awareness of pro-life issues and views and voting intentions of candidates. It also provides information on pro-life issues through a regular newspaper, leafleting campaigns, the internet and by addresing public meetings and hosting annual conferences.
Education is also central to the work and vision of SPUC Scotland. Only through our numerous education programmes, which are all based in scientific fact, can we hope to change the hearts and minds of society and the laws by which it is governed.
SPUC Scotland is a democratic organisation run for and by pro-life supporters throughout the country. In addition to the branch structure of supporters there is also a youth programme to help inform young people about pro-life issues. All of this work is not only important but vital as the right to life is the first and most fundamental of all human rights and the one on which all others depend.