Wednesday 18 July 2012

Must-read pro-life news-stories, Wed 18 July

Top stories:

Mayor of Tower Hamlets to investigate explicit sex education programme in schools
The mayor of Tower Hamlets in east London has told parents that he will order an investigation into how £80,000 was spent on training and resources for an explicit sex and relationships education (SRE) programme for schools in the borough. Representatives from Tower Hamlets Parents' Action Group on SRE presented a petition of over 10,000 signatures from local people to Mayor Luthfur Rahman. Antonia Tully of the Safe at School campaign has supported the parents throughout the campaign. [SPUC, 17 July]

SPUC releases "Contraceptives: what you need to know: birth-control (‘contraception’) methods which can cause abortion"
SPUC has released a new leaflet entitled "Contraceptives: what you need to know: birth-control (‘contraception’) methods which can cause abortion". This much-needed document, based on extensive research undertaken by the Southern Cross Bioethics Institute (SCBI), gives readers the most up-to-date information on how certain forms of ‘birth control’ operate and whether they have an abortifacient effect. More in-depth information can be found in SPUC's paper "Birth control methods which can cause abortion" [SPUC, 16 July]

Other stories:

  • Stop using terms 'baby' and 'unborn child', they’re cells, says US abortion doctor [, 17 July]
  • Doctors suspended in India's Rajasthan for 'gender tests' [BBC, 17 July]
  • UK statistics show population up in last decade [BBC, 16 July]
Sexual ethics
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