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Campaign promoting morning after pills at Christmas a despicable ploy

28 November 2008

Campaign promoting morning-after pills at Christmas "a despicable ploy" London, 28 November 2008 - A campaign promoting the morning-after pill this Christmas has been condemned as "a despicable ploy".

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), one of Britain's main abortion promoters and providers, will be supplying morning-after pills free of charge this Christmas and sending women a Christmas pack containing the morning-after pill, condoms and leaflets.

Anthony Ozimic, political secretary for the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) said: "It is revealing that BPAS's Christmas pack contains 'a leaflet explaining what [women's] options are in case the pill doesn't work' and 'a leaflet giving information on BPAS on-line sexual health services'. This makes us question whether not this free give-away isn't a thinly-disguised attempt by BPAS to drum up more abortion business in the new year. "It is certainly a despicable ploy which threatens unborn children, promotes promiscuity, undermines public health and insults the child-centred meaning of Christmas. The offensive sexual innuendo linked to Santa Claus is evidence of BPAS's morally bankrupt status. We are also greatly concerned at the risk of abuse or accidental misuse entailed in keeping such a powerful hormonal drug at home. The morning-after pill is 50 times stronger than the equivalent daily birth control pill. "This style of promoting the morning-after pill will have an adverse effect on many young and vulnerable women. It will encourage men to see females as sex objects, who can be exploited without responsibility for the consequences. The morning-after pill's promoters share in the abuse of women by misleading them about its potential effect, which, the manufacturers concede, may include causing an early abortion."

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