First abortion TV ads to be screened
Is the first abortion TV advert a step too far?
With the first TV advert selling abortion set to air on Channel 4 next week, pro-life groups are demanding a ban...
The first abortion commercial on British television is to be broadcast next week, by the Marie Stopes organisation, which receives an estimated £30million a year from the NHS to carry out abortions.
It is proving controversial before it has even aired, withpro-lifegroups demanding a ban and angry campaigners claiming that Marie Stopes is taking advantage of a loophole in advertising regulations.
Clinics which make a profit from carrying outabortionsare banned from advertising their services on TV. However, a loophole means that Marie Stopes, a ‘not for profit organisation’, is not subject to the same restrictions.
Critics also warned Channel 4, which has agreed to broadcast the ad, that it should not take sides in the debate.
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