British Children as Young as 14 Made to Watch Video Promoting Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
November 28, 2008
London, England (LifeNews.com) — Schoolgirls in England as young as 14-year-old are being made to watch a new video from a pro-abortion group that promotes abortion as a positive option when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. The video says abortion is a good option for girls who can’t afford a baby or want to keep their boyfriend.
The Family Planning Association video "Why Abortion?" shows various scenarios where teenagers could consider abortion an option.
The video features teenagers debating abortion amongst themselves and the majority of teens say abortion is a good option for their peers.
And it comes just weeks after the British government said sexual education in schools should be compulsory and an announcement from the National Children’s Bureau that sexual health clinics should be present in every school along with birth control and contraception.
According to a London Telegraph report, the FPA has sent every secondary school a flier promoting the video of the program and a report that supposedly refutes research showing women who have abortions facing medical and mental health problems such as depression or difficulties in future pregnancies.
However, pro-life advocates complained to the newspaper about making schoolgirls see the video and the false information FPA presents.
"I wouldn’t trust the Family Planning Association to teach ethics," Josephine Quintaville, a leading pro-life advocate, said. "It is selling to schoolchildren the idea that women have a right to an abortion, that it’s just one of those choices."
A representative of the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child told the Telegraph that the video gives a "very unbalanced view of what abortion entails."
"They don’t give any indication that it might create psychological difficulties, and the realistic alternative to abortion is not covered," the group added.
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