The Telegraph report that Department of Health statistics show that, between 2005 and 2008:
* More than 450 teenagers below the age of 14 terminated pregnancies
* This included 23 girls aged 12.
* 52 teenagers terminated four or more pregnancies before they reached their 18th birthday
* 64,715 repeat abortions were carried out across all age groups last year — the highest level on record and a rise of 22 per cent in a decade.
* 46 women terminated at least eight pregnancies.
Clearly, the Government’s strategy is failing.
What can you do?
It’s vital that in the run-up to the General Election, that MPs and parliamentary candidates hear that the public wants more prolife laws, so contact your parliamentary candidates and MPs and find out their views.
Ask your MP to sign EDM 1708 against abortion advertising. You can lobby your MP in a few clicks by clicking here
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ABORTION ADVERTISING (No. 2)
That this House notes the recommendation of the Broadcasting Committee of Advertising Practice that services providing abortion should be permitted to advertise on prime time television and radio to ensure reaching children from 10 years of age, well below the age of consent; further notes that the original recommendation resulted from a memorandum from the Government Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV whose members are all involved in programmes promoting abortion; further notes that some of the Advisory Group’s members have a vested interest in the recommendation and include paid officers of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, the Family Planning Association and Brook, which receives major grants to provide contraception and abortion to unmarried young people including under-age children, often without parental knowledge; further notes the claim that advertising is needed to lower teenage pregnancies in the UK which they claim result from ignorance; further notes that despite the Department of Health doing more than any other government body in Europe to promote abortion and contraception, the rate of under-age conception in this country continues to increase and is the highest in Western Europe; and calls on the Government to encourage more normal lifestyles with deferment of sexual activity among under-age children and adolescents rather than introducing measures that will further sexualise them.