The SPUC youth and student division conference that
took place in March was a fantastic success.
first talk was on the abortion pill, or human pesticide known as RU 486,
it is a method of abortion currently used in pregnancies up to about 10
weeks. We were informed of
the distressing effect of RU-486, which results in a mother giving birth
to her aborted baby. This sometimes occurs in their after homes leaving
her and possibly her partner to be faced with the 'contents of her
womb', a very tiny human being.
psychological effects on women (and men also) caused by RU-486 are
incredibly distressing, but RU-486 has a lot of backing by those who
tenaciously claim that RU-486 'makes abortion easier'. For whom I ask? It has received a lot of funding due to cost effectiveness
and convenience to the medical profession.
called for the truth about RU-486 to be made known.
She also spoke about the morning after pill which though being
abortive is distortedly labeled 'emergency contraception'. Julie expressed concern at current campaigns to frivolously
promote the morning after pill. She
highlighted the fact that the recommendation to only take the morning
after pill at most twice in a lifetime was being ignored in a bid by
government and other lobbies to expand the market in this product.
should be noted that the precautionary advice concerning the ‘morning
after’ pill was referenced from the pharmaceutical companies and
doctors. It is therefore
evident that those who suggest that the this medication should be
available over the pharmacist’s counter, even to girls below 16, are
obviously unconcerned of the risks they are subjecting young and indeed
all women too.
British Victims of Abortion (BVA) - Margaret
Cuthill, National co-ordinator
spoke of the growing need for compassionate counseling provided by
groups such as BVA for women suffering from Post-Abortion Syndrome
(PAS). She genuinely
recounted her own experience of an abortion and brought home the need
for true compassion towards women who suffer as she did.
She contrasted the service that BVA and other pro-life groups
provide with and the apparent lack of compassion from a so called
'pro-choice' perspective, where lip service passes for understanding and the reaffirmation of
' it's your choice ' and ' you did the right thing 'as counseling.
Margaret Cuthill reinforced to all present that to be pro-life is
to be pro-woman.
Dr J Treloar GP
part time GP and expectant mother of her seventh Child; a fantastic
example to us all that you certainly can have both a successful career
and be a mother at the same time, even if you have seven or more
children gave the talk; ' Eugenic Cleansing...........'.
She highlighted many worrying issues concerning unnecessary
pre-natal scanning which most expectant mothers are subject to.
Treloar informed us that there are no medical reasons for a scan prior
to 20 wks. Scans conducted
prior to this stage are done with the aim of identifying unborn babies
with disabilities, so that abortion could be offered she termed this
‘seek and destroy’. It is through ultra sound scans on any pregnant woman that
the seek out technology is developed, so that any woman having a scan
could be unknowingly contributing to ‘seek and destroy’ techniques.
manipulation of women is appalling as women either believe there is an
important medical reason for a scan or as in most cases they are just
excited to see their baby for the first time and take home the first
picture. They are certainly
not informed of the intention of the scan, which is a scandalous
non-consensual invasion of privacy, for both mother and baby.
'Teenage Sexuality: The Safe Sex Hoax', Dr Margaret White
White was unassuming and directed her talk based on medical facts and
well researched statistics, she spoke frankly about the effectiveness of
all types of contraception, their after effects, and identified
abortifaceints. She spoke
about the siege mentality of throwing contraception at underage
teenagers as the solution to underage pregnancies, where as it has been
acknowledged by many leading professionals including pro-abortion
advocates that increasing the provisions of contraception to underage
teenagers is often associated, with both a higher pregnancy and abortion
White was very funny and seemed to make an impression on everyone,
especially as she addressed the responsibilities that go with sexual
activity, which is sadly not endorsed by our 'teacher of our nation',
between talks there was the opportunity to attend various workshops, on
the effects of abortion on women (British Victims of Abortion), Teenage
Sexuality and 'How to answer the hard questions?'.
The workshops gave the opportunity for people to ask
questions and discuss issues raised in the talks further.
Smeaton National Director of SPUC delivered the opening talk on Sunday
morning. Mr Smeaton gave an impressive overview of the wide-ranging
concerns for pro-lifers of today. He
highlighted the need to be aware and informed on issues that touch life,
and emphasized the importance of supporting as many pro-life campaigns
as we can. The Medical Treatment (Prevention of Euthanasia) Bill which is
currently being discussed in parliament was then discussed and the
importance of contacting MP’s to encourage them to support legislation
that sought to protect life was vital to prevent the disabled, elderly
and infirm being harmed by intention or by neglect.
incredulous BMA guidelines that defined artificial food and fluids as
'medical treatment' were outlined and the consequences that arise by
misuse and mis-interpretation, of language. It was made clear that far
from being 'Medical Treatment' food and fluids are the basics sustenance
of life, and this is what Ann Winterton's Medical Treatment Bill
(Prevention of Euthanasia) seeks to redress. We were encouraged to
support the anti-euthanasia mass lobby of Parliament organised by SPUC
Smeaton then handed over to his colleague Alison Davies (SPUC
Handicapped division) for a more detailed talk on euthanasia. Alison gave a very moving talk, she spoke with true compassion
about the dignity and worth of each human being regardless of physical
or mental disability, age, health, wealth or anything else that might
cause people to discriminate. Alison
concentrated on the situation that the vulnerable and weak in our
society face at the moment.
part of the weekend, which should not pass without a mention, was of
course the socializing, itself an affirming process.
in all the weekend was a tribute to both the organisers and the
participants. The combination of scientific expertise, psychological
insight and personal experience resulted in an excellent weekend.