The government's teenage pregnancy strategy is failing yet here we have ministers telling parents to give value-free sex education and even to go with their under-age daughters to the GP's surgery to get birth control. Even worse, schools are being used to promote access to abortion without parental involvement.
SPUC is launching a petition to the prime minister on such access to abortion through schools. The preamble to the petition points out that the government is:
- establishing school based health and sex clinics in all secondary schools
- giving school nurses and advisors (such as Connexions ‘personal advisors’) a clear remit to refer for abortions without informing parents
- insisting that information on how to get an abortion is included in sex education lessons – and making these lessons compulsory for all children.
SPUC has produced a flyer about the petition and you can request a copy of the petition to sign by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.