British Pro-Life Group Upset by White Paper on Sex Education

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 26, 2010   |   1:34PM   |   London, England

The British government released a White Paper on Schools  yesterday that is troubling the pro-life group SPUC.

The organization says the government’s approach to sex and relationships education included in the White Paper is “deeply concerning.”

“The Schools White Paper refers to ‘high-quality’ sex and relationships education, apparently ignoring the corrupting and depraved kind of lessons to which very many children are now subjected,” Paul Tully, the general secretary of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, said.

“Parents have recently condemned a widely-used primary school SRE program as ‘kiddie porn’. SRE has become yet another avenue for sexualizing the culture in which children have to live, and SRE is a main vehicle for teaching young teenagers how to access abortion without reference to their parents,” he added.

“Parents must not let their sense of outrage at this be assuaged by bland assurances from politicians and well-meaning teachers. The lives of unborn children and the health and happiness of many thousands of young people are at stake,” Tully continued.

“Furthermore, the government seems set to ignore the research which demonstrates the comprehensive failure of typical UK classroom sex education to improve outcomes like abortion rates.  The evidence must be recognized, and the policies must be changed,” the pro-life advocate concluded.

Previous report show promoting birth control and contraception in England has done nothing to reduce the number of abortions.

The number of teenage pregnancies and teen abortions are on the rise, as is the abortion rate — the percentage of teen pregnancies that end in abortion. That is now well over a half, but that’s exciting news to Ann Furedi, the head of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, an abortion business.

“The fact that teenagers felt able to end their pregnancy in abortion is actually a positive sign,” she said.

According to the London Daily Mail, as of last year, pregnancy rates in England are now higher than they were in 1995 and pregnancies among girls under 16, below the age of sexual consent, are also at the highest level since 1998. [related]

That is despite the British government spending £300 million (that’s over $454 million for those of us in the United States) in an attempt to cut the number of teen pregnancies in half by promoting comprehensive sexual education.

The British teen abortion rate, according to the newspaper, has also climbed steadily since 1999 when the government released its Teenage Pregnancy Strategy.