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HEART Christian newspaper | July 15, 2020

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by Andrew Halloway

Civil servants are ‘puppets’ of abortion industry

Pro-abortion lobby has “privileged access” to heart of government

A recent legal challenge over ‘DIY’ abortions carried out by women at home has revealed that the Department of Health works hand-in-glove with pro-abortion campaigners.

Christian Concern reports that its request that the High Court would review the government’s decision to allow ‘at home’ abortions has been denied. The organisation was pursuing the case because it believes that DIY abortions, where a woman takes pills to kill her developing baby, are “nowhere near as safe” as abortionists claim.

‘At home’ abortions had been allowed during the Covid-19 lockdown because the government saw them as a vital part of healthcare, even though many other potentially life-saving consultations had been cancelled.

“If pro-abortion lobbyists want something to happen, they can contact their
insiders and get it done”

However, the process has shown how civil servants are puppets of the abortion industry.

Andrea Williams, CEO of Christian Concern

“The public should be appalled,” says Andrea Williams, CEO of Christian Concern

Christian Concern’s chief executive Andrea Williams says: “The evidence in the case has begun to expose how the abortion industry has captured the Department of Health. The case has already exposed that if pro-abortion lobbyists want something to happen, they can contact their insiders and get it done.

“One key civil servant in the case worked simultaneously for Public Health England and abortion provider Marie Stopes UK! These aren’t clinical experts simply advising on best practice. They’re campaigners like BPAS executive Ann Furedi, who calls for abortion at any stage, for any reason.

“We want to appeal this case, but we need to do much more than that – we need to continue to expose the abortion industry’s privileged access to the heart of government and the untold damage caused to women and babies because of their influence.”

She added: “The general public should be appalled that the Civil Service has been hijacked by the abortion industry and ministers have become powerless in the face of it.”

“Parents must act now on sex ed”

Schools will soon be teaching liberal sex ed classes

Schools will soon be teaching liberal sex ed classes

The School Gate Campaign is urging parents to lobby their children’s school for proper consultation on the new Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum planned for the autumn term.

Christian mother Susan Mason, who leads the campaign group, says schools might overlook parents’ rights on RSE while staff concentrate on their plans to re-open after the lockdown: “It is imperative that parents take the initiative and ask when policy consultation will occur at their school, in preparation for the RSE curriculum being put together.”

Topics to be taught in the revised curriculum have shocked Christian and Muslim parents, leading to the daily demonstrations by Muslim parents outside a school in Birmingham.

Ms Mason added: “Even though the law requires that each school consults with parents on RSE policy, and samples of materials should be made available for inspection, the Department for Education is insisting that RSE still has its first lessons in September this year.”

Parents concerned at the lack of moral framework in RSE, which will be compulsory even in primary schools, can get guidance at rse-get-it-right.org.uk – a website set up by The Values Foundation advocacy group.

Christians win battle with council over sex ed

A council has dropped its controversial school sex education curriculum after a Christian pressure group intervened.

The Christian Post reports that Warwickshire County Council’s RSE course included teaching on masturbation, pornography and transgender ideology, but was withdrawn after parents objected and the Christian Institute threatened legal action.

The Christian Institute said the sexually explicit All About Me curriculum “made no reference to marriage, contrary to national requirements”, taught that there are multiple genders and encouraged schools to allow students to use toilets of the opposite sex.

All About Me also advised schools not to inform parents if their children shared overnight accommodation with pupils of the opposite sex, and even to conceal a child’s transgender status from their own parents – which contravenes the 1998 Human Rights Act, according to the Christian Institute.

A parent also told Birmingham Live that an accompanying website claimed that pornography is fine and there is no such thing as porn addiction.

Social media implicated in sex slavery

Man typing

Photo – Feestock

Social media giants have been criticised for allowing prostitution adverts that may encourage sex trafficking.

Escort England, Escort Scotland, Adultwork and Viva Street have run adverts for sexual services on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and The Sunday Times alleges that these websites use women who are forced into prostitution.

The three social media giants claim to ban explicit content on their platforms, but anti-trafficking campaigners say prostitution websites get round the restrictions.

Bronagh Andrew of Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance says: “Women who are trafficked for prostitution don’t see themselves as being involved in the sex industry. They see themselves as being raped on a daily basis.”

After The Sunday Times’ revelations, Facebook and Instagram suspended Adultwork and Viva Street’s accounts, and Twitter suspended Escort Scotland’s account, but anti-trafficking groups say more rigorous restrictions are needed.

Visits to porn sites had reportedly rocketed during the lockdown.

Social media giants have been criticised for allowing prostitution adverts that may encourage sex trafficking.

Escort England, Escort Scotland, Adultwork and Viva Street have run adverts for sexual services on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and The Sunday Times alleges that these websites use women who are forced into prostitution.

The three social media giants claim to ban explicit content on their platforms, but anti-trafficking campaigners say prostitution websites get round the restrictions.

Bronagh Andrew of Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance says: “Women who are trafficked for prostitution don’t see themselves as being involved in the sex industry. They see themselves as being raped on a daily basis.”

After The Sunday Times’ revelations, Facebook and Instagram suspended Adultwork and Viva Street’s accounts, and Twitter suspended Escort Scotland’s account, but anti-trafficking groups say more rigorous restrictions are needed.

Visits to porn sites had reportedly rocketed during the lockdown.

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