>The Family Planning Association in the United Kingdom is pushing a video called “Why Abortion” for use in schools teens, according to the Telegraph.co.uk website.
The laws in the United Kingdom differ in different regions. Abortion is still illegal in Northern Ireland, for instance. England and Wales, where abortion is legal and, like contraception and the morning after pill, paid for by the National Health System, has the second highest abortion rate is the second highest in Europe.
the Government announced that sex and relationships education will become compulsory in primary schools as part of a drive to cut teenage pregnancy rates. The National Children’s Bureau also wants all secondary schools to have on-site sexual health clinics, while girls as young as 13 will be urged to have contraceptive injections and implants.
The FPA is offering schools the chance to buy a copy of the DVD for £25 together with a booklet that claims to explode the “myths” that having a surgical abortion can harm a woman’s ability to conceive in the future, and that terminating a baby is always upsetting.
No mention that parents might not wish their daughters and sons to have sex at 13 — and that the great majority do not. Or the risk that the 13 year old might be a victim of sexual abuse.