Thursday, 19 November 2009

Detail of schools bill reveals government's abortion agenda

The government's Children, Schools and Families bill has been published today and it reveals the way the government will promote abortion through state schools in England.

The bill reflects the recommendations of the Teenage Pregnancy Independent Advisory Group 's report. Clauses 11 to 14 of the bill make sex education compulsory and set out the principles under which schools must teach sex education. The principles require that sex education "reflects a reasonable range of...cultural and other perspectives" and promotes "equality", "diversity" and "rights". The bill also says that schools must "have regard" to government guidance on how to implement the principles. (Our Notes section of our media release today has further detail.)

There can be no doubt the government will use the bill, if passed, to promote abortion in schools. The bill's principles will be used to ensure that pro-abortion propaganda dominates the content of sex education. Schoolgirls will be told that they have a right to abortion, that abortion is virtually harmless and that pro-abortion agencies provide good sexual health services. 'Equality' and 'diversity' will be used to suppress opposition to abortion. The abolition of parents' right to withdraw older children from sex education classes will ensure that no child leaves state schooling without having been brainwashed with an pro-abortion mentality.

Parents, teachers and clergy should contact MPs immediately in protest against the government's plans, urging MPs to speak out in parliament against them.

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