Tuesday 21 April 2009

Alert public to TV abortion ads consultation by ordering SPUC's new flyer

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children has launched a leafleting campaign "Help Keep Abortion Ads Off Our Televisions". We're calling on the public to respond to the public consultation on this matter. The leaflet is pictured right.

Abortion promoters want to advertise on TV and may be allowed to do so by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). A public consultation is being held and ends on 19th June.

There's no time to lose in alerting the general public and calling on them to respond to this consultation. Please order leaflets now - to give out door-to-door, on the high street, and, with the permission of the clergy, at local churches. Write to me directly to order a quantity - 50, 100, 250 etc - which you are confident you are able to distribute. Write to me at johnsmeaton@spuc.org.uk

TV abortion advertising threatens to further commercialise the killing of unborn children. It would completely disregard the adverse effect of abortion on women's health. Agencies with a financial interest in abortion will be in a position to buy expensive broadcast advertising, whereas groups which provide objective information about abortion and its impact on women's health will be unlikely to afford to advertise.

Bishop Patrick O'Donoghue, the bishop of Lancaster, calls the possibility of TV abortion advertising "another hammer blow to the sanctity of human life in this country" and Archbishop Nichols, the incoming Archbishop of Westminster has said "Advertisements should be truthful and tasteful. I doubt that any intended adverts about abortion would be fully truthful and tell the whole truth of the effects of abortion in a woman's life". He urges people to respond to the consultation.