British Pro-Life Group: David Cameron Won’t Be Better on Abortion Than Brown
by Steven Ertelt
May 12, 2010
London, England (LifeNews.com) — A British pro-life group doesn’t have much reason to celebrate the naming of Tory MP David Cameron as the next Prime Minister of England. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children says the change of government means a renewed threat of imposing pro-abortion sex education on schools.
After 13 years of anti-life laws and policies being enacted by the Labour government, we face a renewal of such laws and policies under the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition," John Smeaton, SPUC director, told LifeNews.com.
"David Cameron has made clear that faith schools should not be free to teach that abortion is wrong," Smeaton says.
The SPUC leader also notes that Andrew Lansley, who is expected to be named health secretary, has made clear his support for easier access to abortion. And David Laws, who is expected to be named education secretary, tabled amendments which would have further eroded parents rights regarding sex education.
Also, Nick Clegg has confirmed his support for an anti-life approach to sex education, the British pro-life leader indicates.
The ideology behind these proposals include the confidential provision of abortion and birth control drugs and devices to children under the age of 16 without parental knowledge or consent," Smeaton said.
"This ideology is embedded in the draft guidance on sex and relationships education published earlier this year by the Department of Children, Schools and Families, which is unaffected by the change of government," he said.
Smeaton urged parents to fight back against what he calls "policies promoting abortion and attacking young childrens natural reserve and innocence in sexual matters."
He said some MPs have betrayed parents by backing "schemes to make abortion and birth control drugs and devices accessible, on a completely confidential basis, to schoolchildren throughout England."
Parents have a right and duty to know if their young teenage children are receiving so-called sexual health procedures such as abortion, long-term birth control implants, the morning-after pill, or STD/HIV tests and treatment," he said.
SPUC is launching a parents right to know campaign and will be organizing regional seminars for headteachers and for parents on the threat posed by the draft guidance on sex and relationships education published earlier this year by the Department of Children, Schools and Families.
Related web sites:
Society for the Protection of Unborn Children – https://www.spuc.org.uk
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