British Pro-Life Group Urges Parliament to Oppose Sex Ed Bill Promoting Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
February 12, 2010
London, England (LifeNews.com) — A British pro-life group is calling on Parliament to oppose a sexual education bill that would force all state schools to provide sex and relationships education (SRE) for all primary and secondary school pupils. The sexual education teaching would also promote abortion.
The House of Commons will hold the final main day, the report stage and third reading of the bill, next Tuesday.
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC Pro-Life) is asking pro-life Britons to call on their MPs to vote against the SRE bill.
"The government’s Children, Schools and Families bill would force schools to teach SRE according to principles of ‘equality,’ ‘diversity’ and ‘rights,’" SPUC tells LifeNews.com. "The government’s draft SRE guidance interprets those principles to include abortion and birth control."
"The government wants SRE to include signposting and links to abortion and other anti-life/anti-family services in schools, including faith schools," SPUC adds.
The pro-life group says schools, if challenged, may have to prove their SRE programs are in accord with bill’s principles and that they had "regard" to the government’s anti-life guidance.
"Faith schools may argue that they are entitled to protect their ethos, but the government has demanded that schools accept its sexual health agenda. The government says schools may adapt ‘the way things are taught,’ but it insists that all aspects of SRE will have to be delivered in all schools," the group explains.
SPUC asks pro-life advocates to contact their MP to oppose the bill.
A Conservative amendment, Amendment 2, is expected that would lessen the damage of the sex education proposals and SPUC is calling for support for the amendment to reduce the problems with the bill.
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