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Sunday, October 23, 2016
Life campaigners shocked at record rise in UK abortions
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¬†Pro-life groups have expressed concern at the unprecedented number of abortions (13%) announced by Marie Stopes clinics in January. Anthony Ozimic, from the The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, said: "Marie Stopes should stop trying to fool the public by feigning innocence and bewilderment about the rise in abortions. There is overwhelming evidence that easier access to birth control drugs and devices, which Marie Stopes promotes and provides, has failed to contain the rising number of abortions. Marie Stopes also spends significant resources promoting and providing abortion. Unborn children are being killed and vulnerable women are suffering post-abortion trauma as a result of Marie Stopes' work." LIFE spokeswoman Michaela Aston said the clinics were naÔve, "if they continue to believe that the wholesale provision of contraceptives and the morning after pill is the answer to unplanned pregnancy and STIs. Here in the UK, there has never been more provision of contraception, and there have never been more abortions and STIs. Yet MSI's demand is still for 'more of the same' at the taxpayers, expense! This unthinking dogmatism is depressingly predictable. There is already a huge amount of information in the public domain about all aspects of sex, STIs and pregnancy. What is really needed is for organisations like MSI to start promoting and encouraging more responsible and mature sexual behaviour, not simply handing out contraceptives like sweets. There is a large and growing body of peer-reviewed research from many different countries suggesting that the best long-term solution to poor sexual health and unplanned pregnancy is behavioural change." "The easy availability of contraception is bound to increase the number of abortions, because it encourages people to believe that they can have sex without thinking about the consequences. This is of course a mistaken belief, as abortion providers admit themselves. Even the very best contraception fails sometimes, and condoms have a failure rate of up to 15%, as the abortion provider BPAS have admitted. Abortion is a serious act which ends a human life, and should not be seen as just another form of contraception. This was not the intention of the 1967 Act. If we accept this, we accept the trivialisation of human life." Source: SPUC/LIFE
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