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UK's largest pro-life group slams doctors giving birth-control pills to children

17 August 2015

The UK's largest pro-life group has slammed doctors who give birth-control pills to children under the age of consent, as reported on the front-page of yesterday's Mail on Sunday

John Smeaton, chief executive of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) www.spuc.org.uk commented:

"Giving birth-control pills to under-age girls is uncaring towards children, undermines parents and exploits an uninformed public. It is uncaring towards children, because it ignores the fact that sexually-transmitted infections among teenagers have risen at the same time as increased provision of contraceptives. It undermines parents by denying them their right and responsibility to govern their children's behaviour. It exploits an uninformed public, because no-one is told that, according to the manufacturers, the ordinary birth-control pill can kill newly-conceived embryos."

For more detailed comments or for an interview with John Smeaton, please contact Anthony Ozimic, SPUC's Media Manager, on

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