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Monday, April 20, 2009
Challenge Government’s Likely Answer To “Soaring Teenage Pregnancy”: I.E.: Advertize Abortion On Prime Time TV
From ‘The Times’ For Good Fri. Last

The newly appointed ‘Archbishop of Westminster wants the 4.2 million Roman Catholics in England and Wales to take a stand against proposals to allow abortion services to advertise on television and radio. [... and ...] protest against any relaxation of the rules on condom ads.”

‘Last month, in an attempt to cut Britain's soaring teenage pregnancy rate, the Committee of Advertising Practice and the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice announced proposals to relax the rules on condom advertising and allow pro-abortion services to advertise on television for the first time.

'Archbishop Nichols, who has already forced the Government to change its mind over non-religious quotas for faith schools and campaigned against gay adoptions, said that curr-ent television advertising for condoms demeaned young people by depicting “casual sex on the street corner” and “drunken sex”. [...] “I would appeal to Catholics to respond to the cons-ultation. Two of the principles put forward are that advertisements should be truthful & tasteful’

N.B. The Catholic emphasis, increasingly supported by studies (e.g. ), is that the relentlessly increasing teenage STD & unwanted pregnancy rate in recent decades is more because of, and less despite the relentless government policy. During the same decades, supported by teenage magazines etc. etc. they have been giving teenagers the message that sex is basically OK among those who consent, especially if there is ‘love’ present – marriage and family are NOT necessarily linked.
Promiscuous teenagers are encouraged by the authorities, who proactively work hard to make it easy for them to get contraceptives (and also abortions), even without parental consent. So whilst condoms make it less likely that a particular act conceive, across a population their official promotion usually leads to significantly increased promiscuity. N.B. The “failure” rate of actual condom use among the underage is acknowledged, even by the very powerful pro-abortion International Planned Parenthood, to be about 30%.

To respond to the consultation please write to Committee of Advertising Practice,Mid City Place, 71 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6QT, United Kingdom. They would prefer for a proper consultation cover sheet to be used – see yellow sheets at back or

posted by Sinead Reekie at 11:16 am