Pro-Life Group Pursuing Legal Action Since Pills Cause Abortions
LONDON, January 25, 2002 (LSN.ca) – 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.
See the coverage in the Telegraph at: https://portal.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2002/01/24/npill24.xml&sSheet=/news/2002/01/24/ixhome.html