Pro-Life Group Pursuing Legal Action Since Pills Cause Abortions

LONDON, January 25, 2002 ( – The first ad in Britain for the abortifacient morning-after pill has been slammed by the Church of England and pro-life groups. The ad, featured in women’s and teen magazines reads: “Split Condom. Oops. Emergency Contraception!!! Quick. Pharmacy. Buy Levonelle . . . Phew.”

Steve Jenkins, spokesman for the Church of England, said: “It’s not contraception, because conception has already taken place. It’s actually nearer to abortion. It would be better if the need to take it did not arise – in other words, don’t get pregnant.”

The UK’s Society for the Protection of Unborn Children is currently pursuing a legal action against sales of the morning-after pill from pharmacists on the basis that they cause abortions.

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