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SPUC calls for government to scrap plans for compulsory SRE in primary schools

3 November 2009

SPUC has called for the government to scrap its plans for compulsory sex and relationships education in primary schools in the light of the rise in teenage abortions. New Department of Health figures reveal a steep rise in the number of abortions among 14 and 15 year olds in the last two years. [Daily Mail, 2 November] http://is.gd/4M0Q0 John Smeaton, SPUC director, commented: "The rise in teenage abortions is a direct result of the government's obsession with providing abortion to schoolgirls without parental knowledge or consent. It's vital that parents take a stand against government authorities whose policies lead to usurping parents' rightful role." [SPUC, 2 November] http://is.gd/4L0Oq

British Victims of Abortion (BVA) has welcomed a new study which confirms that abortion is bad for women. The study, by Professor David Fergusson and his team at the department of psychological medicine, university of Otago, New Zealand, found abortion can put women at increased risk of mental health problems. [Telegraph, 2 November] http://is.gd/4M13P Margaret Cuthill of BVA commented: "What we at British Victims of Abortion hear in the counselling room confirms the truth of Professor Fergusson's results." [SPUC, 2 November] http://is.gd/4L5NR

SPUC has said that the high court should rule in favour of the life of Baby RB, a disabled boy. Baby RB's father is opposing attempts by a hospital trust to deny life-sustaining treatment to Baby RB. The trust argues that Baby RB's quality of life is so low due to congenital myasthenic syndrome (CMS) that it is not in his best interests to be kept alive. [BBC, 2 November] http://is.gd/4M1ax Anthony Ozimic of SPUC Pro-Life commented: "Whenever there is doubt about life-sustaining medical treatment, everyone should act with a presumption in favour of life." Janet Thomas of No Less Human commented: "The fact that an individual's life would necessarily be short does not justify our deliberately killing him." [SPUC, November] http://is.gd/4L7By

Other stories:

Director of Texan abortion centre has change of heart, becomes pro-life [Catholic News Agency, 2 November] http://is.gd/4M1uH

Indian doctors jailed for three years for performing gender test prior to sex-selective abortions [Catholic Culture, 2 November] http://is.gd/4M1AA

Europe's most popular long-term birth control is the abortifacient IUD [LifeSiteNews.com, 30 October] http://is.gd/4M1Rq

Change the law to force adults to decide on organ donation, say doctors [Daily Mail, 2 November] http://is.gd/4M2vq

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