UK Abortion Advert

21 May

“Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” Ephesians 5:11

The first advertising break during Monday night’s heavily promoted “The Million Pound Drop: Live” will include an advertisement by the abortion provider Marie Stopes International. Although the advert will not mention the word “abortion” it points people towards the organisation’s 24-hour helpline. This advert will run until the end of June is clearly offering abortion advice. SPUC rightly describe it as trivialising the issue of abortion. A procedure which took away the life of 215,975 UK babies in 2008 and harms many women will be promoted like new brand of cheese or a Slimfast diet.

A still from the advert

According to the Newsletter, Channel 4 have chosen not to broadcast the 30-second clip in Northern Ireland because abortion remains effectively illegal on this island. The exclusion of NI should not stop us voicing our opposition to this advertisement. We should respond sensitively to women in difficult situations but abortion is never the answer.

Read more from the Christian Institute.

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