Monday, 1 March 2010

SPUC cautiously welcomes reports that TV advertising proposals are shelved

Naturally I am pleased to read reports this evening that Britain's broadcast regulator BCAP (Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice) has shelved proposals for TV advertising by abortion agencies.

BCAP's statement suggests there was overwhelming opposition to TV abortion advertising in response to their consultation. My heartfelt thanks go out to all those concerned members of the public who submitted their views to the consultation and who responded to SPUC's petition.

However, a word of caution: I hope that BCAP's statement is not conditioned by the impending general election and the desire to conceal a decision in favour of abortion advertising on TV for which the government would be blamed - especially in view of David Cameron's comments last July when he said: 'Even when a power is delegated to a quango, the minister remains responsible.'"

Heartfelt thanks and congratulations to all those SPUC supporters who responded to last year's BCAP consultation.

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