Tuesday 8 September 2009

Huge response to abortion advertising consultation welcome

SPUC has welcomed today's confirmation that a consultation on proposals to allow abortion agencies to advertise on TV has drawn massive public opposition to the proposals.

SPUC has confirmed a report in today's Guardian newspaper that the Broadcasting Committee of Advertising Practice (BCAP) will not be able to complete the consultation process until the first quarter of next year due to the unprecedented number of submissions, numbering 4,000, many of which expressed opposition to abortion.

Paul Tully, SPUC general secretary, told the media today:

"We are pleased to note that the BCAP is carefully scrutinising the submissions. We hope that this huge expression of public concern will make the BCAP realise the depth of public feeling on the issue. We are very, very grateful to all those who have expressed reservations about the proposals.

"We must ensure that the government too notes the depth of public concern on this matter, and SPUC groups around the country are currently promoting a national petition directed to the prime minister to ensure that our concerns are heard by politicians too"

The proposal threatens to further commercialise the killing of unborn children. It would completely disregard the adverse effect of abortion on women's health.

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