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Plans for abortion advice TV ads

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posted on Mar, 26 2009 @ 06:57 AM
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Plans for abortion advice TV ads


news.bbc.co.uk

Pregnancy advisory services - including abortion information - could be advertised on TV and radio under proposals due to be released.

Restrictions on condom adverts could also be relaxed, as part of plans aimed at reducing high UK rates of teenage pregnancy and sexual infections.

They suggest condom adverts could be shown before the 2100 watershed.

The idea is part of a review of advertising codes, which will now be put to the public for their views.
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[edit on 3/26/2009 by semperfortis]




posted on Mar, 26 2009 @ 06:57 AM
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OK, let me first make my position clear - I believe in a womans right to choose.

Having said that, I don't believe abortion should ever be considered as a form of contraception - there are many other forms of contraception that are less damaging.

This is the absolute pits - our government has made pregnancy and being a young unmarried mother a lifestyle choice in a number of ways.

Benefits, social housing, child welfare payments and a culture of lacking responsibility for ones own actions, combined with inadequate education have ensured that the UK has one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in the developed world.

Put it another way - it is easier for a girl of 16 to get benefits and social housing than it is for a person who has worked hard all their life, paid into the system and fallen on hard times through no fault of their own.

It's high time that people were made responsible for their actions instead of being given everything on a plate, along with social workers, outreach workers and everything else the government wastes money on for the feral and feckless.

I repeat, I have no problem with a womans right to choose.

I DO have a problem with abortion being used as contraception for those who refuse to accept responsibility for their actions.

news.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 3/26/2009 by semperfortis]



posted on Mar, 26 2009 @ 07:01 AM
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I have a problem with that, too. Abortion is not a form of contraception, but too many people see it that way.

Abortion is a hard, gut-wrenching decision to make. Most women don't make it lightly or easily. But, there are some that do, some that it doesn't effect at all. That, I will never understand.

While abortion should always be an option and women should always have the right to choose to end a pregnancy, abortion shouldn't be "advertised" as a "contraception" choice.



posted on Mar, 26 2009 @ 07:31 AM
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Put it another way - it is easier for a girl of 16 to get benefits and social housing than it is for a person who has worked hard all their life, paid into the system and fallen on hard times through no fault of their own.

It's high time that people were made responsible for their actions instead of being given everything on a plate, along with social workers, outreach workers and everything else the government wastes money on for the feral and feckless.


Of everything you said it is these two paragraphs that I agree with the most. It may not be relised now, but I think what you said here will be one of the biggest reasons why a society, and a government will fail.



posted on Mar, 26 2009 @ 08:36 AM
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I think civilisation and society fall when the weakest members are treated as disposable and a culture of death, the commodification of life, permeates it.

I believe that the "right to choose" in the context of abortion is an illusory right. Rights are either universal or they are not rights at all but conventions. The "woman's right to choose" is immediately an exclusive "right", besides the obvious exclusion of the male (as father) it also excludes the new life in the womb. It is therefore not a right but a convention, and a convention of a materialist and relativist age.

I am not surprised that this news appeared today - its yet another manifestation of an agenda which disregards the metaphysical. The ads will, undoubtedly appear, and the increase in "unwanted" pregnancies will continue. The most obvious and failsafe solution to the problem is avoided, and most often laughed at, "Don't Do It - You Don't Have To." There is a universal right, you don't have to have sex. While that is recognised our entire culture exhorts all people to have sex as a means of completion, fulfillment, maturity and, even, value. We already have ads which say "For respect - use a condom" - utter nonsense. We are however so captivated by this apparent "freedom" that people believe it, and they'll belief whatever reductions to human dignity these new ads will promote.

This too shall pass, start blushing now for how future generations will look at our culture.



posted on Mar, 26 2009 @ 09:01 AM
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All I can say is "about bl$$dy time!"

The Victorians had a much more open view about sex and for the life of me, I cannot comprehend why we Brits still find talking about sex to be so embarassing.

That we still sweep sex under the carpet in 2009 speaks volumes and I blame not only the parents who don't seem to care and the schools who are hard pressed to teach the curriculum and probably exclude proper sex education anyway, but I blame modern society and in particular, the media.

The magazines that young ladies purchase today are akin to soft porn and the images that I have seen in some of them, leave a lot to be desired.

Everything appears to be designed to make young ladies grow up far too fast and society has a lot of blame to shoulder.

As to the recent case of a 6 year old girl wearing pink lip gloss, what on earth was the mother thinking about?



posted on Mar, 26 2009 @ 09:11 AM
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Put it another way - it is easier for a girl of 16 to get benefits and social housing than it is for a person who has worked hard all their life, paid into the system and fallen on hard times through no fault of their own.

Well I agree with this statement but only to a degree, not all these youngsters get pregnant just to get away from mum and and dad and have a flat, as much as the tabloid press would like us to think.

I personally see no problem with advertising contraception on TV it seems like a smart thing to do given the fact that it's the hypocritical media that is intent on sexualizing youngsters to begin with.

The UK is a complete mess when it comes to the subject of sex and contraception , and is now trying to close the stable door after the horse has bolted.


Government is now trying to do what is every parents duty to do, that is educate our kids about sex and relationships, far too many parents either have no idea about this subject or simply can't be bothered.

When it's a choice between going out and getting drunk, buying new shoes, watching soap operas or taking a little time to communicate with our children, the current state of the UK is a fair indicator of where the priorities lay.

What is missing from the social discussion is that no one seems to be honest with the youngsters, neither the government parents or educators.
No one is observing what youngsters observe and what adults know, which is -

Sex is a brilliant thing to do, it is amazing and one of the best experiences one could ever have.

This should be our starting point with our offspring when it comes to education.

Driving a car can sometimes be dangerous but we don't stop our kids driving we get them driving lessons and teach them how to drive safely.
It's pretty stupid to expect our kids to just hop in a car, something their more likely to do because adults do it, without having instruction. So why the hell do adults bury their heads in the sand when it comes to learning about sex.


Many British parents need to grow up and address what need not be a problem head on, kids are quite surprised when it's pointed out that sex really is a good thing to do and are far less embarrassed about having a discussion on it in relation to being sensible.

Abortion on the other hand should not imho, be introduced as an option in early discussion about sex and contraception.

The Uk today, appears to be paying a severe price for centuries of religious sexual suppression which women appear to be bearing the brunt of, what a very confused lot we are.












[edit on 26-3-2009 by moocowman]



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