LONDON, Feb 14, 2001 ( – The prestigious British Broadcasting Corporation has corrected its explanation of how abortifacient intra-uterine devices (IUDs) work following a request from the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC). On Sunday, the BBC’s online news service reported that an IUD, or coil, “works by destroying sperm before they fertilize the egg.” The BBC has now corrected its site to explain that the IUD “is a small, copper-coated device which sits inside the uterus. It works by stopping embryos from implanting in the uterus wall.” SPUC points out that the BBC still inaccurately refers to the IUD as a “method of contraception”, when it is in fact an abortifacient working after conception.

See the corrected BBC story:

(with files from SPUC)


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