News, 7 December 2011

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Morning-after pill scheme is gift of death for Christmas, says SPUC

A Christmas promotion to supply morning-after pills following telephone consultations has been condemned as "the gift of death" by SPUC. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), one of the UK's main abortion providers, has launched the scheme, which it is promoting with offensive advertisements which read: "Sex: getting 'turned on' this Christmas?" Paul Tully, SPUC general secretary, commented: "Christmas is about the gift of life, yet BPAS are offering instead the gift of death. According to the manufacturers, morning-after pills can kill newly-conceived human embryos". [SPUC, 6 Decemberhttp://goo.gl/2rPjV

MPs support parents in fight against pornographic sex education

Members of Parliament joined parents and experts at Westminster to support a campaign against pornographic sex education programmes in schools. SPUC's Safe at School campaign organised a packed meeting entitled “Sex education as sexual sabotage”. Jacob Rees-Mogg MP said that the meeting was “terrifically important. SPUC’s work is of overwhelming importance for our society.” Dr Judith Reisman, the global expert on sexology pioneer Dr Alfred Kinsey, took delegates back in time to explain why sex education in schools is so explicit today. Mrs Lynette Burrows, a leading commentator on the family and a mother of six children, said: “Sex education has an unaaceptable number of casualties”. Emma Clarke, a Northampton mother of three, said that her son’s behaviour changed radically for the worse after he was exposed to sex education at school. After the meeting, Jonathan Evans MP and Andrea Leadsom MP joined parents in delivering to the Department of Education a 47,000-signature petition to Michael Gove, the education secretary, calling for sex DVDs to be banned from UK primary schools. [SPUC, 1 Decemberhttp://goo.gl/dwnFI

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